Category Archives: Most vulnerable

Do you want the good news…..?

By | August 19, 2018

At face value it has been an encouraging two months in policy terms for those of us interested in a rich and rounded curriculum. Much ‘good news’. The OFSTED ‘leak’  in last week’s Sunday Times (for leak read ‘testing the… Read More »

Flamingo 50 (the results)

By | June 11, 2018

Flamingo 50 (the results!) This list was compiled by attendees at the Cambridgeshire Education Festival 2018. For the background http://everychildshould.uk/flamingo-50/ Attendees were asked about an entitlement of experiences and enrichment activity for every young person. To form a ‘passport’ for… Read More »

Has the extra in extracurricular become exclusive?

By | March 20, 2018

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.

Inclusion – someone else’s problem

By | November 20, 2017

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).