School culture

‘The parents screamed and swore at me,’ says a Sunday Times headline for an article explaining why the ‘visionary head’ of...

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The following are my personal views arising from Greta’s words .

On climate change

Like Greta, I am with David Attenborough and...

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15.04.19 by

When this question is asked by a politician, an unsolicited social media post, or someone selling you something, it is always wise to think about...

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Young people are right to care about the future. But marching while skipping school is only one, and not necessarily the most...

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Probably the most important short statement ever made about teaching and learning is this from Vygotsky.

As we know from...

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Gareth Malone is well-known for mentoring choirs. His Military Wives made the Festival of Remembrance in 2011. He searched for...

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School refusal, school exclusions, self harm, drug culture, gang violence, social media and child suicides all appear to be linked, but...

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‘Inspirational and dedicated strategic leadership’ is provided by the chief executive officer, Dr Jennifer Blunden, at Truro and...

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The value of metacogition has been recognised by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and followers can sign up to receive a ten...

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Schools Minister Nick Gibb has a new enemy in his sites: ‘futurologists’.

Futurologists attempt to...

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The purpose of schools is to fill the heads of children with knowledge. Who could argue with that? It’s obvious right?

‘Self...

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What should schools concentrate on? Building confidence? Encouraging ‘grit’ and resilience? Developing ‘character’? Focusing on...

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This was the subject of the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme broadcast on 4 February 2019.

As the number of children leaving...

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22.12.18 by

This third expose of 'the Gap', comes on the back of a reply I received from the BBC's Education Correspondent, Sean Coughlan, in response to my...

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I have recently written a number of articles on the subject of the ‘Attainment Gap’ and the ‘Pupil Premium’. Having discovered the email...

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The gap between disadvantaged pupils and others continues to narrow,’ says the Department for Education i n its commentary on the 2018 Key Stage 2...

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09.12.18 by

In my original article on this subject, ‘The Gap Exposed’, I set out my reasons for believing the current preoccupation with closing the...

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06.12.18 by

A previous article entitled 'The Attainment Gap Exposed' has been deleted. This completed update replaces it.

Have you...

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