The following are my personal views arising from Greta’s words .
On climate change
Like Greta, I am with David Attenborough and...Read more
Young people are right to care about the future. But marching while skipping school is only one, and not necessarily the most...Read more
Probably the most important short statement ever made about teaching and learning is this from Vygotsky.
As we know from...Read more
Gareth Malone is well-known for mentoring choirs. His Military Wives made the Festival of Remembrance in 2011. He searched for...Read more
School refusal, school exclusions, self harm, drug culture, gang violence, social media and child suicides all appear to be linked, but...Read more
‘Inspirational and dedicated strategic leadership’ is provided by the chief executive officer, Dr Jennifer Blunden, at Truro and...Read more
The purpose of schools is to fill the heads of children with knowledge. Who could argue with that? It’s obvious right?
What should schools concentrate on? Building confidence? Encouraging ‘grit’ and resilience? Developing ‘character’? Focusing on...Read more
This was the subject of the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme broadcast on 4 February 2019.
As the number of children leaving...Read more
I have recently written a number of articles on the subject of the ‘Attainment Gap’ and the ‘Pupil Premium’. Having discovered the email...Read more
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...Read more