Will diversifying the teacher workforce lower exclusion rates amongst Black, Asian and minority ethnic students? 

Could the solution to the UK education systems longstanding problem of disproportionately high exclusion levels among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students, really be as simple as the title for this blog suggests?  In this blog we take a closer look at the facts, stats and lived experiences documented Read more…

Learning differences

What is a learning difference?  There are several common learning differences and they are dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyscalculia and dysgraphia [1]. As a teacher, or someone that works with young people it is important to be aware of how learning differences can impact someone. Therefore, we have summarised several learning differences below with an explanation of how Read more…

More than one route

True ‘intelligence’, covers many, many different qualities. As Einstein once said, ‘If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it’ll live its whole life believing that it’s stupid’. The truth is, we’re all ‘intelligent’; just in different ways, at different things.  Why is this important to know? Because our education system does not always recognise this. There’s a whole list Read more…

Checking in

We’ve had a rough couple of years, haven’t we?  We don’t think anyone will look back on 2020/2021 and say ‘oh yeah, had such a great time that year’.  It’s been pretty difficult, and it’s been even more difficult for young people.  Being young can be challenging at the best of times, throw in a pandemic and it’s just… well, Read more…

The power of words

Teaching.  It’s a powerful vocation. You’re responsible for shaping young lives and helping them grow and achieve everything they dream of. Your words also contribute to shaping a young person. For example, negative words and labels can crush a child’s confidence and, sometimes, they may not recover from the confidence blow. We have spoken to various adults Read more…