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Should schools send pupils home for wearing the wrong uniform?

Yesterday I was asked to write a short piece (400 words) contributing to the debate about whether Matthew Tate, the headteacher of Hartsdown Academy in Margate, was right to send pupils home for failing to adhere to the school’s strict … Continue reading

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The 23-point behaviour policy – revisited

I went back to the school with the mad behaviour policy (see this post) today. The school has a new head who started in January, so I expected to find that a number of new routines were in place. The … Continue reading

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Damaged Children: Ross

Ross isn’t understood by his family. They think he’s got mental health problems. His mother told me how much work he is, and how worried she is about him. She thinks his younger brother might be OK most of the … Continue reading

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Jeremy Clarkson? He’s in year 9, isn’t he?

Much has been made in the news about the recent ‘fracas’ between Jeremy Clarkson and his producer Oisin Tymon. Essentially, Clarkson was upset that instead of being given a hot steak, he was provided with cold food. His reaction to … Continue reading

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Bigot? Racist? Or just a child?

I have mixed reactions to this piece by Hugo Muir of the Guardian. I understand that the author is saying that the ‘logging’ of ‘incidents’ really reflects on the views the children are exposed to at home, and so should … Continue reading

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It’s Father Christmas!

It’s cold, the weather’s a bit yuk, but hey, it’s nearly Christmas! I’ve spent the day in a primary school that was Christmas crazy – tinsel and paperchains on everything and everyone. Even the head looked uncannily like a Christmas … Continue reading

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Year 9 and the Entitlement

Entitle: (often be entitled to) Give (someone) a legal right or a just claim to receive or do something I was on ‘crowd control’ duty during the Year 9 assembly today. The school body is so large that not all … Continue reading

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