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...

Welcome to the Vulnerability 360 website. We want to engage in an exploration of what constitutes vulnerability in its broadest sense and, in doing that, to challenge the predominant assumptions of neo-liberal social policy which sees the poor, the marginalized and the disenfranchised as the architects of their own misfortune.

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This article was first published by British Education Studies Association on July 8th, 2020.  Our BESA Secretary Dr Steve Dixon has found some time away from his day-to-day work as a Senior Lecturer at Newman University; to reflect upon the...

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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...

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