Every Child (and Adult) Matters
Did you know that the DfES published ‘Every Child Matters’ in 2003? Its five goals deserve revisiting, following the Covid pandemic. Here they are: Health: physical and mental Safety: in and out of the home environment Achievement Making a contribution to society Economic well-being. Have these aims been realised for all children? No. It is…Read more
Catch up: Match up: Every Child Matters!
Build Back Better (BBB) has become the new mantra, following lockdown. But will the rebuilding of society after Covid address the inequalities (in Britain and other countries) that have always existed – yet been ignored? Will catch-up strategies enable us to close those deep, structural inequality gaps? Can society ever reach real inclusivity? If so,…Read more
Philosophers – where are you?
Ian Martin (Times 4.2.21) writes that we need philosophers to get us out of this mess we are in. He is right that, during this year long pandemic, few intellectuals have had much to say about the direction in which our country, and the world, might need to go when Covid has finally been brought…Read more
Only animals hunt!
The brutal killing of 15 year old Keon Lincoln should make us all feel ashamed. This teenager was set upon near his home in the Handsworth area of Birmingham by other teenagers – in broad daylight – the middle of the afternoon. Why? Is this yet another example of black versus white? Or was the…Read more
Catch up – and secure!
My last blog emphasised parenting as THE most important job ever. But parents are in the worst of all worlds, with schools still closed and many children missing out on vital learning. It is no-one’s fault that the virus has interfered with normal schooling. So blame is not appropriate. Nevertheless, it is the case that…Read more