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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

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 About Poverty and Education

A conversation about poverty and education with Associate Haili Hughes and broadcaster Liza Ward.

A sixty-minute watch

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