GCSE Cancellation: An Empty Exam Hall

Zara’s Last Day: Loss of Closure and the GCSE Cancellation

As large numbers of schools across the UK are to close, fully or partially, for an undetermined amount of time, Beyond takes a look at the impact that school closures, GCSE cancellation and sudden upheaval has had on one Year 11 student: Zara shares her last day at school with us. Continue reading Zara’s Last Day: Loss of Closure and the GCSE Cancellation

School Behaviour Policy: Zero Tolerance Failing Students?

Beyond explores zero tolerance school behaviour policy and how it can be misused as a quick and easy “out” for some disruptive students. Continue reading School Behaviour Policy: Zero Tolerance Failing Students?

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Sentenced by SPaG: Grappling with Misspelling

Spelling, punctuation, and grammar: the sacred pillars of English. Our resident ex-English teacher Paul Brand loves SPaG so much that we might start calling him DI Brand: Detective Inspector in the Spelling Police. DI Brand’s latest case? The role of SPaG in and out of the classroom… Continue reading Sentenced by SPaG: Grappling with Misspelling

Let’s Talk About Wellbeing: How Schools Get it Wrong

Wellbeing can be defined as being comfortable, healthy or happy – and for many schools, they’re getting this massively wrong with piecemeal pleasantries that masquerade as positive approaches to wellbeing instead of genuine care for their staff. The term ‘wellbeing’ … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Wellbeing: How Schools Get it Wrong