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Representation Matters II

Part two of an important blog by Associate Rhia Gibbs on on the importance of ensuring schools are genuinely representative and diverse to better reflect our multicultural society. 

A four-minute read

Representation Matters I

Part one of an important blog by one of our newest Associates Rhia Gibbs, founder of Black Teachers Connect, on the importance of genuine representation and diversity in our schools in the age of #BlackLivesMatter

A four-minute read

Haili Hughes on the CPD Jukebox

How can I avoid some children being ‘written off’? We asked Associate, teacher author and one of 'those children' Haili Hughes and this is her reply.

We were attacked

Associate and behaviour specialist Adele Bates on why attacks on the LGBTQ+ community affect us all, wherever they take place, and education's role in stopping them.

Two-minute read

Questions from The Working Class

Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert was asked to deliver a webinar for an academy group recently, drawing on the work in our best-selling book The Working Class. Here are ten questions he put to the delegates that can form part of any school's discussion when it come to 'closing the gap'.

Five-minute read

Cultural Capital II

Part two of the of the webinar given by Phil Beadle on cultural capital - what it is, how schools can do it right it and how Ofsted have got it badly wrong.

Ten-minute watch

Cultural Capital I

Highlights of the first part of a webinar given by Phil Beadle all about cultural capital and how Ofsted have got so very badly wrong.

Six-minute watch

Highlights of a Conversation About Peace and the Power of an Education

Highlights of a conversation with Jim Roberson and Roy Leighton about peace, love and the power of an education.

Ten-minute watch

A Conversation with Jim Roberson about Black Lives Matter

A conversation with Independent Thinking Associate Jim Roberson about Black Lives Matter - #BLM - the US, the UK and the power of an education.

30-minute watch

Equity, Peace and Beauty

On the second of every month we publish our Second Thoughts newsletter. We normally focus on six themes. This month, it was just three. Big ones.

Ten-minute watch and read

A Conversation About Poverty, Education and the Social Mobility Deceit

A conversation about poverty, equity, the social mobility deceit, belonging and education with Chris Kilkenny and Associate (Real) David Cameron.

55-minute watch

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