The World Transformed festival runs along side the Labour Party Conference in Brighton this month. The UK education system is failing many and bold and radical action is required to change this. At The World Transformed (TWT) in 2018, we discussed the numerous ills caused by a neoliberal education system (from the way it terrorises young children into jumping through hoops, to how expertly it reproduces inequality). For 2019 our aim is to carve out the details of what a better one might look like. The idea of the National Education Service has, since its appearance in their 2017 manifesto, appealed to Labour members and the wider public alike. Free education from cradle to grave has clear potential to empower and enrich the majority – both as individuals and collectively. But while removing costs and increasing funding and availability (the main Labour promises in 2017) are vital steps in allowing education to improve more people’s lives – much more must be done if … [Read more...] about This is how we build a National Education Service in the UK
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Family & Education By Chris Hemmings Victoria Derbyshire programme 1 August 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-49157596 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Far fewer male students than female ones have accessed university … [Read more...] about Can ‘challenging masculinity’ get male students to talk?
Helen Winn, principal of Ipswich Academy. Picture: ANDREW PAPWORTH Archant Your school has been roundly criticised by inspectors, its reputation is damaged, children are leaving with poor exam grades, bad behaviour is disrupting lessons and parents are demanding better. It is a difficult scenario few people would relish facing, but is one Helen Winn was confronted with at Ipswich Academy. Ipswich Academy in Brazier's Wood Road Picture: ANDREW PAPWORTHTwo years after it opened as an academy in 2011, education regulator Ofsted rated the school in Brazier's Wood Road "inadequate".After three monitoring visits to check on progress over the next 18 months, Ofsted judged things had not improved and once again gave the school bottom marks in another full inspection in 2015.It criticised weak literacy skills, pupils' poor attitudes to learning, including low attendance. It also said: "Teachers do not have all the necessary skills and understanding to teach their subjects."But today, it is a … [Read more...] about How do you turn a failing Ipswich school around?
A Grimsby headteacher says he stopped his pupils sitting SATs years ago - before all of the controversy over claims they are harming the mental health of children. Nearly 95 percent of teachers are against the controversial Year 2 and Year 6 tests, citing children with problems sleeping, headaches, bed-wetting, and displaying emotional outbursts, negative changes in behaviour, and low self-confidence. Grimsby's St James' School said it had put its pupils' education and welfare ahead of "marketing strategy or advertising campaign." The school on Bargate, Grimsby took the decision many years ago to stop entering children for the SATs examinations in Year 6 due to their belief that the additional stress was unnecessary for what were questionable results in terms of the ability of SATs to give a fair measure of the children’s academic capabilities. That opinion is shared by nearly all primary school headteachers. In a recent YouGov poll for the campaign … [Read more...] about St James’ School Grimsby axed SATS years ago due to ‘harm’
Interview FiveThe interview room in Finglas Garda Station is not a nice place to be at the best of times. It is small, stuffy and not designed for more than three people to use comfortably for any length of time. By 2.30pm on May 25th last year all five of its occupants were feeling stressed. Among them was a 13-year-old boy who had been answering questions for nearly ten hours over two days. His mother, who in the first interview had sat beside the boy holding his hand, had moved her chair further away. She appeared to become more distressed by every new question put to her son. The boy’s solicitor who had remained silent for most of the process, had begun to clash with the interviewing gardaí more frequently over their questioning. For detectives Donal Daly and his colleague Damien Gannon, the stress came from the knowledge that they had only a few more hours to get the boy, who would later become known to the public as Boy B, to reveal how 14-year-old Ana Kriégel had … [Read more...] about Ana Kriegel murder trial: The complete story