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The Enduring Myth of Equality of Opportunity

A blog to celebrate Careers Week from new Associate Andrew 'Bernie' Bernard for teachers and school leaders about careers planning and the myth of equality.

A four-minute read

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

Adele Bates on the CPD Jukebox

A child just swore at me in front of the class - what should I do now? We asked Associate and behaviour expert and author Adele Bates and this is what she suggested for our CPD Jukebox.

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.

Jim Roberson on the CPD Jukebox

How can I stay positive in the face of great challenge and adversity? We asked Independent Thinking Associate, author and eternally upbeat legend Jim Roberson and this what he had to say.

David Cameron on the CPD Jukebox

As a school leader, what can I do to make my school more inclusive? We asked Associate, the Real David Cameron and here is what he said.

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

Hope from India

A blog from our friend Tina Mahesh in Mumbai from the eye of the storm of the pandemic sweeping across India in April 2021. It is darkest before the dawn.

Three-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

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