Monthly Archives: October 2018

Should prison officers be recruited to support behaviour in schools?

Amelia Roberts. Last month The TES revealed that prison officers are being sought by recruitment agency Principal Resourcing to deal with ‘behaviour issues and disruptions’ in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Wakefield. The image this conjures up is rather unfortunate, and

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Posted in Special educational needs and psychology, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Michael Young: fighting for working class students’ access to knowledge

John Morgan.  The Guardian Education section last week published a profile of Michael Young, Professor of the Sociology of Education at UCL. Its author, Peter Wilby, charts what he saw as Young’s dramatic shift from countercultural figure on the educational

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Posted in Employment and skills, Social sciences and social policy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Early childhood provision: are we moving forward, backward – or both?

Helen Penn.  The Labour party manifesto brings in a new policy on early education and childcare. It extends the government’s 30 hours of free childcare programme to the parents of all two-, three- and four-year-olds and improves the training of

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Education policy

Children’s mental health and well-being – a truly trickle down issue

IOE Events. Our first What if…? debate of 2018/19 addressed the provocation What if… we wanted our kids to be happier? We were delighted to be joined by panellists Caroline Hounsell of Mental Health First Aid England; Praveetha Patalay of UCL; Patrick Johnston of

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Posted in Education policy, IOE debates, Social sciences and social policy, Special educational needs and psychology

Personalisation in children’s reading: what do the literacy experts think?

Natalia Kucirkova. With the advent of personalised news and algorithms automatically predicting what one should read, children’s own agency as readers is in peril. When this is coupled with a boom in the children’s personalised book industry, reading for pleasure

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Language and literacy
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