Every Child Should leave school literate. Few would disagree. And through various roles it is a goal I have worked to support my entire career. But meetings and events of the last week have reminded me of some of the… Read More »
We are regularly asked why the campaign is called Every Child Should. And the official (and true) answer is because we are leading a debate about entitlement – what is it that every child is entitled to experience, learn and have… Read More »
Evidence shows that extra curricula activities make a difference for children and young people, but what happens when the extra-curricular is actually addressing gaps in the curriculum. One of the underpinning principles of Every Child Should is that those who need the skills and experiences of extra-curricular and enrichment activities are often those that have least access.
The Department for Education have confirmed a review of school exclusions – and Edward Timpson is back to lead it. Education Secretary Damian Hinds has stated that the review has come about due to higher exclusion rates in recent years… Read More »
Like so many areas being considered through Every Child Should the positive impact of engagement with cultural and heritage education is well evidenced. A positive impact on learning, on health and well-being, on belonging, on career opportunities and on the joy of… Read More »
As part of our work on Every Child Should we have been talking to young people and those that work with them and reviewing many reports on what children and young people should have achieved and experienced by the time… Read More »
Part of our work over 2018 is looking at the importance of outdoor learning and connections to nature for every child. Our own personal experiences as lovers of adventurous activities, combined with the work we have done over the years… Read More »
One of the things about advising on grant making is that you don’t often have a chance to see how the funding decisions translate from paper application into real life practice. It was therefore a particular pleasure to attend the… Read More »
The work of Whole School SEND is predicated on 3 key principles: That a Review based methodology can help schools and individuals identify areas for development, That there is much good practice and evidence of what works, That developing a… Read More »
Someone somewhere is still illegally excluding children. Someone somewhere is – consciously or not – making their school less attractive to learners with SEND so that they go elsewhere. Someone somewhere decides that pupils with SEND are the first to suffer from budget cuts (hurray to the first school that chooses to cut GCSE physics rather than support for SEND learners).
Anita Kerwin-Nye leads the Every Child Should Campaign and is a key note speaker at the CLOtC conference on 16 November 2017. Ecotherapy. I confess I rolled my eyes at the title. An attempt to medicalise the language attached to… Read More »