Behaviour. Fibs, lies and statistics

The most recent Teenschooling blog began: ‘The latest annual DfE statistical release on exclusions, which reported an increase for the second consecutive year, divided opinion. Whilst many were alarmed by the increase from 5,795 permanent exclusions in 2014/15 to 6,685 in 2015/16, others felt that, at thirty five pupils a day, there should be no real cause for concern. “Equivalent to a third of a […]

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It Takes A Village To Raise A Child

Teaching and caring walk hand in hand. If you and I didn’t care for and about children we wouldn’t voluntarily go through the troughs and peaks of despair and joy, as carers, parents, teachers. I’m here, you’re there, we’re everywhere, teaching and caring. The first glimpse of The Village, through the mist. This week I met Jarlath O’Brien for a chat. In case you don’t […]

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