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Inclusion & Kindness – My Response To The Home Education Media Storm

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Over the last couple of days the home educating world has been rocked by an article which originally appeared in The Mirror. The story was then picked up by many of the tabloids and the television equivalent – This Morning. It was a wildly sensationalized article perfect for causing controversy and maintaining newspaper sales as people wait for Trump to …

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‘Religious segregation in faith schools is ‘dreadful’ says catholic leader’ reports Independent

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The government is proposing to lift the cap on the number of places faith schools must offer to children of different faiths. It would allow schools to select children based on their religion. The head of Catholic schools in England has said that the plan is a dreadful one as children can share the same values even if they are …

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‘Theresa May told to stop ‘obsessing’ over ‘socially divisive’ grammar schools’ reports independent

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As Sir Michael Wilshaw left the position of Chief Insepector of Schools he commented on the Prime Minister’s fixation with grammar schools. I’ve already written about my stance on grammar schools and their divisive nature ( read it here) and it seems that Sir Wilshaw shares my concerns. He makes an interesting point about grammar schools and Brexit, something I didn’t …

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‘Rise of the home ‘unschoolers’ – where children learn only what they want to’Writes the Guardian.

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The Guardian has written another piece about home education this time with the emphasis on unschooling. The article focuses on one family who are unschooling their children although the eldest (14) is now back in formal education. The Khimasia family are guiding their children to be autonomous learners. The reporter is keen to highlight that the children can decide to do …

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‘Hey Parents Leave Those Introverts Alone’ – The Guardian

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The Guardian has written an interesting article about introverts and how society treats them. In the piece parents are warned to give their introverted children space and to especially not force friendships on them. The Guardian draws inspiration from a new book by author Susan Cain – ‘Quiet Power: Growing Up as an Introvert in a World That Can’t Stop …

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‘What UK teachers can learn from Finland.’ Reports The Independent.

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Comparisons are being drawn between the current education system in the UK and that of the ever successful Finnish system. As the Independent states teaching is in crisis in the UK with too few teachers some of which aren’t even qualified. In Finland teachers are taught to masters level and are seen as the same status as lawyers and doctors. …