Behaviour

I have just watched Emily Thornbury on the Andrew Marr show (11 Nov 2018) being asked about the view of the London Mayor that, “the problem would...

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The Guardian of 2 September 2018 carried this story from which I quote as follows (in italics).

Parents have criticised the use of...

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Zero-tolerance risks exclusions for minor incidents

It’s reasonable for schools to have ‘zero-tolerance’ policies towards...

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Pupils told inspectors they now feel safe in school

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy (GYCA) became notorious when it opened...

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Redundancies at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy threaten ‘broadest’ curriculum

Inspiration Trust runs two secondary...

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The headline is true. But it’s also mischievous and misleading. Mischievous because it attempts to demonize free schools. It’s an antidote to...

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Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, part of the Inspiration Trust, has become notorious for its strict behaviour policy especially the rule, now...

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26.09.17 by

The inspiration for this article is Steven Pinker’s 1994 book, ‘The Language Instinct’, in which he builds on Chomsky’s assertion of the existence...

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‘ If you feel sick we will give you a bucket. If you vomit - no problem! You’ve got your bucket. ’

This is the instruction to pupils...

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A comprehensive school accepts pupils irrespective of prior attainment.

A grammar school accepts only pupils who pass a selection test....

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The width and depth of this misunderstanding is demonstrated in this Guardian headline .

New test for ‘growth mindset’, the theory that...

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I have the consent of 'Disappointed Idealist' to write an article on my website based on his latest post on leaving the teaching profession....

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As protests grow at so many aspects of current policy - from an impoverished curriculum to the diminishment of local democracy, the erosion of...

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25.04.16 by

In my experience as a parent, teacher, headteacher and grandparent, few schools are effective at addressing bullying of their pupils. In fact it...

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This is a summary version of the full article which you can read here

Although this could be one my most important articles in relation...

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Co-authored by Roger Titcombe and Janet Downs

The government increasingly involves itself in what should be taught and how it should be...

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I am writing this shortly after the Chancellor, George Osborne, made his March 2016 budget announcement that all the remaining Local Authority...

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This article is an extract from a forthcoming book, The Long Game: The Lessons We Can Learn From Long-Serving Teachers, which will be published...

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