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Have We Forgotten About PREVENT?

Thursday October 20, 2016

With unease growing about the efficacy of the UK government's PREVENT strategy and doubt being poured on the validity of the science behind it, Associate and Vice Principal Tait Coles poses some serious questions about the whole policy.

It's My Way or the Highway

Tuesday April 26, 2016

Special School head and new Associate Jarlath O'Brien tackles the 'no excuses' approach to behaviour. Does treating all children the same way represent a fair and rigorous method of discipline? Or does punishment for non-compliance ignore the complexity of the task at hand?

Dung Beetles and Monday Mornings

Friday February 19, 2016

On Saturday 13th Feb 2016 we held a different sort of event for Independent Thinking. It wasn’t a day course, an INSET session or a conference but a not-for-profit gathering of interested teachers and Associates. We were there, Barnsley to be precise, because we all felt we needed to do something about that point where education and environmental issues met. When we say ‘we’ we mean you as well, all of us. And when we say, ‘environmental issues’, we mean catastrophic, ‘this changes everything’, end of the world as we know it environmental issues.

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