Independent research into the impact of the systematic synthetic phonics government policy on literacy courses at institutions delivering initial teacher education in England

In January 2020, Ofsted published a consultation document on the future inspection of initial teacher education institutions in England. The new policy was announced in June and will be implemented in...

Socio-economic inequalities ‘not to blame’ for disproportionality in youth justice system

Socio-economic inequalities cannot be blamed for increasing disproportionality in the youth justice system over the last 10 years, a major new report claims. Read the full article on this link to Children...

Ofsted ‘will not downgrade’ primary schools that do not teach LGBT lessons

The inspectorate’s guidance on Inspecting teaching of the protected characteristics in schools, published on Friday, states that any secondary school not teaching about lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender...

Why is there so much more talk about pub opening times than about shielding?

As fears rise over the spread of coronavirus in Britain, it is remarkable how little ministers are talking about the millions of people who are most at risk. Boris Johnson addressed the nation yesterday about...

‘Our foster child asked us to adopt him – by drawing himself on to a family photo’

George is one of tens of thousands of children in the UK who’ve been taken into care because their parents are unable to look after them. Severely neglected, he struggled to express himself, so when...

Just Another Little Lie by Eve Ainsworth

This award willing author has written another affecting novella aimed at a teenage audience that is just as compelling as ‘Because of You’  – a book  we also reviewed on this site . Growing up in the shadow of alcohol addiction is an experience that...

The battle over dyslexia

It was once a widely accepted way of explaining why some children struggled to read and write. But in recent years, some experts have begun to question the existence of dyslexia itself. Read the full article on this link to The Guardian Share...