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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

Guest Blog - Rachel Tomlinson on Her Sanction-Free, Reward-Free School

A guest blog from Rachel Tomlinson, headteacher of the award-winning Barrowford Primary School in Lancashire, on why her school is a sanction-free and reward-free zone. Controversially.

Four-minute read

 

So You Want to Build a New School

We were asked a while back for our thoughts about building a new school from scratch. Drawing on his experience in schools and school systems around the world, these are Ian Gilbert's 32 surprising recommendations. 

Four-minute read

Fanfare Please

In which Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert suggests that, despite earlier promises, now is indeed the time for that fanfare for the common man and woman.

30-minute read and watch

A New Beginning

Nancy is a former refugee we supported as she left Kakuma refugee camp and went to university in Uganda. In her latest blog for us, she reminds us that, although you can't empower everyone, you can always empower someone.

Two-minute read

You've Got This Part I

Associate and performance poet Rhythmical Mike (AKA Mikey Markham) on life at school dealing with poverty, dyslexia and a sister who teachers thought were much cleverer than he was.

Four-minute read

ACES High

Independent Thinking was one of the lead partners in an amazing conference helping Scotland lead the way when it comes to looking at the impact on young people of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences).

Five-minute read

Beyond the Bake Sale Pt II

How one small Barnsley primary school is demonstrating a genuine 'pedagogy of possibility' and making the world better in the process.

Three-minute read

Beyond the Bake Sale Pt I

Frustrated by the message that children seem to be receiving that a bake sale will make everything better in the world, Ian Gilbert wrote this for his book Independent Thinking.

Four-minute read

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