Former secondary school Head Tim Clark argues that discipline is a necessary part of school life, and essential for allowing all pupils to participate fully.
In this issue of Edpsy.org.uk, Educational Psychologists Claire McGuiggan and Peter D’Lima make the case for a stronger commitment to freedom of speech in schools. Their words are especially relevant at a time when some schools are promoting over -zealous policing of books and language: Create a culture within a school or organisation that demonstrates […]
CRT inculcates a political doctrine. Read more
BLMs ideological take-over of Brighton and Hove City Council is a disaster for democratic accountability and a recipe for division in its schools.
Are you a parent worried about your child being told that they are either privileged or oppressed because of their skin colour? We’ve written a guide on how their school may be breaching legal obligations, and how to raise this tricky subject. Read more
DDU supporter, Adrian Hart, writing here for The Brighton Society, provides a detailed, eye-opening illustration of how local town hall technocratic elites treat the people they are supposed to represent with disdain. From imposing building plans that are intended for someone’s benefit, but not the majority of local residents, to a plan to turn all […]
Events at Batley Grammar School this week have resulted in a teacher and his family having to go into hiding. His ‘crime’,at the very worst, was having given a poor lesson that offended the religious sensibilities of some Muslim parents. Reprehensible as the protests outside the school gates are, they are not the main problem. […]
Agnes Poirier at Unherd considers how religious separatism and an unwillingness to address questions of nation and commonality in France is making the life of teachers increasingly difficult. Thankfully not all pay the ultimate price for free speech as Samuel Paty did, and there are still brave individuals who won’t self-censor: When she speaks, Fatiha […]
Unless we adopt ‘a more humanistic approach, grounded in respect for the common qualities that bind us all’, argues Rav Arora, ‘we will continue to be stratified along racial lines’: One of the worst things you can tell young people of color is that they are fundamentally different from their white counterparts and they are […]
Toby Young at ‘The Spectator’ considers the implications for Eton’s educational ethos, as well as for the dismissed Mr Knowland, when the head chooses safety over independent critical thought: As he (Mr Knowland) wrote in his letter, if we prioritise emotional safety over intellectual challenge and censor any views that might make students or teachers […]