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“Three Girls” and a System that Perpetuated their Abuse

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If you ever wanted an illustration of a well-intended policy that’s tragically flawed and horrifically neglectful you’ll find it in the Rochdale sexual abuse cases. You’ll find similar cases in other parts of the country – historical and sadly, some … Continue reading

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A revolution in the way we think and feel about food? A few tips from Amsterdam.

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Finished your Easter chocolate? How do you feel when you see a large empty box that once contained what looked like a month’s supply of chocolate? Embarrassed? Ashamed? Obese? According to Ruby Tandoh, writing in the Guardian, you shouldn’t feel … Continue reading

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A Degree of Fraud – A System Ripe for Re-invention

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Want a first-class degree without having to write a single essay? Or perhaps you’d prefer a PhD but you don’t have the will, the inclination or the capacity to do it for yourself? Fear not – at a cost, you … Continue reading

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“Creating a Culture” – A Report on Behaviour in Schools

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Tom Bennett, England’s “behaviour tsar”, has today published a report on behaviour in schools entitled “Creating a Culture – How school leaders can optimise behaviour”. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/602487/Tom_Bennett_Independent_Review_of_Behaviour_in_Schools.pdf The report recommends Behaviour in schools should be tracked and collated through anonymised surveys. … Continue reading

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New Behaviour in Schools Report

We welcome the publication of a new report on behaviour in schools by Tom Bennett. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/602487/Tom_Bennett_Independent_Review_of_Behaviour_in_Schools.pdf More on this later. …………………. We invite readers to consider and re-examine our own thoughts on behaviour in schools, particularly with reference to the … Continue reading

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Ofsted leaving La La Land

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With the appointment of Amanda Spielman as Chief Inspector is Ofsted finally emerging from La La Land? Is there at last an understanding that teaching to the test has caused catastrophic damage to many young people – both those who … Continue reading

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Sleep Deprivation, PSHE and Lifelong Learning for Living Well

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Another day, another story about poor health issues for children and young people – both physically and mentally. Sleep deprivation and/or disturbed patterns of sleep are affecting an increasing number of children, according to BBC Panorama (to be broadcast imminently). … Continue reading

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