Category Archives: Role of the state

Princely Manhood and Character

By | May 30, 2019

Five-minute briefing on Hinds’ character consultation Damien Hinds (Secretary of State for Education) launches a consultation on character education In the consultation character is defined as: believing that you can achieve being able to stick with the task in hand… Read More »

Passport: an entitlement to enrichment

By | November 27, 2018

An entitlement to enrichment and the extra-curricular underpins much of our work. The notion of ‘passports’ as a method of prompting and supporting a broad range of experiences is a familiar approach. London Challenge – held up as one of… Read More »

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

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

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).