Religious difference – need it divide humanity?
As we all gaze in horror at the latest atrocities in Gaza, is it time to think seriously about the role of religion before it finally destroys us? Matthew Syed (Oct 2023) suggests that until we find a vaccine for religious fundamentalism there can never be peace. He is surely right. This writer quotes a…Read more
Communication is Everything!
Language. Speaking. Listening. These are the conduits of learning! And the earlier a child masters the basic principles behind these essential life skills, the better they tend to perform at school, and the richer and deeper their learning experience becomes as they approach adolescence and starting thinking about further education or moving straight into the workplace The…Read more
A guiding hand for parents of children with SEND!
There are huge range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and, quite often, many of their most commonly used definitions overlap. From Autistic Spectrum Disorders such as ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) and Asperger’s Syndrome, to Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD, EBSD and SEBD). Being the parent or guardian…Read more
Today is World Teachers Day!
“Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire!” That quote, from poet William Butler Yeats, is one of my favorites, and it neatly encapsulates the reason I got into teaching in the first place! A group of minds… in one room… thinking and working together can – and does…Read more
Positive Thinking Day!
This week we, celebrated Positive Thinking Day (13th September)… a time to explore the benefits of positive thinking. We all have moments when we feel cynical and negative, which is perfectly normal and can prepare you in dealing with difficult situations. However, being overly pessimistic can have an adverse impact on our emotional wellbeing. Research…Read more