Will it be strait jackets to control children next?

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There was a report in the media recently about an approach used in German schools to help manage the behaviour of children with ADHD. ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is the term used for children who have difficulty concentrating, who demonstrate impulsive and sometimes uncontrollable behaviour, who are intensely and perhaps inappropriately over active... Read more »

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Are Exams the Best Way to Test Students?

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In the UK and across the world, exams are the main mode of assessment for students and children. Schools in England begin to assess their pupils through exams from the age of 7 in the form of Key Stage 1 SATs. Standardised tests have become the normalised method to determine academic ability within our education system, but — are exams really the optimum... Read more »

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Are free schools now in trouble?

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Academies were designed to give the senior management of a school free control over how they wish to spend their money, focusing on areas them deem to be important. The result?  Schools gripped the Olympic Fever effectively turning into academies for sport, lack of resources in other areas of school life… and the distinct impression that, actually,... Read more »

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