27 Oct 2015
October 27, 2015

Education reform must come from us all

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Here’s a fabulous article from Tim Hall, he is talking about the American education system but I’m sure you’ll agree it also applies to us in the UK. Here is his first paragraph: As a high school teacher, I’ve found out that everyone has an opinion about public education. Most of those opinions have to.. read more →

30 Sep 2015
September 30, 2015

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

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Apart from being one of my favourite Tina Turner songs it’s also a critical part of our mission – to change the fabric of our society from the inside out. We’ve co-created an innovative, evidence based personal development program that requires participants to love themselves. Love is the most powerful emotion and in it’s widest.. read more →

28 Aug 2015
August 28, 2015

OMG!!!!!!

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I didn’t sleep last night because of a FANTASTIC meeting yesterday. Over the last 12 years a number of people have asked me at what point would I consider our work a success and my answer was always, “When we receive a large contract from a local authority for our work”. Well, we are going.. read more →

…in the world due to bullying Violence and poor relationships with teachers puts English children 14th out of 15 countries. Children in England are unhappier at school than their peers in almost every other country included in a new international survey, with widespread bullying causing huge damage to their wellbeing. An estimated half a million.. read more →

17 Aug 2015
August 17, 2015

Even if you’re not in education…

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…this story from a 16 year old will make you weep. This article from the Guardian “is about how our education system is ruining young people’s lives. Nobody is listening to the teachers who say it, so perhaps someone will listen to me. The system is teaching people that your best isn’t good enough, that you must.. read more →

There are some teachers, students and parents who are demanding a radically different education system. We are very excited to offer an alternative transformative Teal free school. In 2 weeks we have our first planning meeting for those who have a similar passion to myself, the school is in this form, the Teal element is based.. read more →

Head teachers are more concerned with pupils’ mental health than any other issue related to well-being, a survey of 1,180 school leaders suggests. Two-thirds of head teachers polled for management support service, The Key, named mental health as the top concern. Domestic violence and cyberbullying were the next biggest concerns, named by 58% and 55%.. read more →

22 Jul 2015
July 22, 2015

THE Common Denominator

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Our children and young people are faced with huge issues every day: abuse in many forms, managing pressures and mental health, issues around beliefs and faiths. The major common denominator of these challenges is little or no self-esteem. Our work over the past twelve years has been focused on the most vulnerable young people but.. read more →

19 Jul 2015
July 19, 2015

WOW what a week!!!

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I’ve been keen to get our approach into education for a few years, three things happened this week. 1) A couple of enthusiastic collaborators for our transformative TEAL free school connected this week. 2) We entered the Teach First Innovation Award 2015 on Wednesday, application form here. 3) I met the Course Director of a.. read more →

This new report urges policymakers to move beyond “multiculturalism” and towards Intercultural Education – saying the latter engages with differences between beliefs. This excerpt from the Foreword sets the scene. Our founding premise is that belief is something that is “lived”. In other words, how individuals express their personal belief. We therefore focus less on.. read more →