Supporting Statutory Sex and Relationships Education

By Elsie Whittington  I, like countless other’s welcome and support the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening’s, statement in parliament at the beginning of March which intends make Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) statutory and as such delivered in all primary and secondary schools in England and Wales.  Like numerous academics, activists, and educators … Continue reading Supporting Statutory Sex and Relationships Education

Since 9/11: Educating Against Hate

Molly Napier, BA Childhood and Youth: Theory and Practice, University of Sussex On Friday 27th of January 2017 the Since 9/11 was launched at an inspirational conference with incredible guest speakers including Sara Khan (co-director of Inspire), Admiral Lord West (former Undersecretary of State for Security and now chancellor of Southampton Solent University) and Fiyaz … Continue reading Since 9/11: Educating Against Hate

Reflections on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Looked After Children and Care Leavers

By Janet Boddy On Wednesday 4th March I took part in a panel discussion for the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, in the House of Commons. The group is chaired by Craig Whittaker MP and organised by The Who Cares? Trust , a brilliant organisation which supports and advocates … Continue reading Reflections on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Looked After Children and Care Leavers

To see, to know, to do. A reflection on moral questions.

My name is Kerrie Rouy, and am a MACYS student the University of Sussex. I have a research interest in Child Sexual Exploitation/ Trafficking. My main reason for this blog is for a space to reflect on what I took away from the day at the UK Gathering of Stop The Traffik (STT), and questions … Continue reading To see, to know, to do. A reflection on moral questions.

How to spend your pupil premium?

Rachel Thomson Head teacher of Knowleswood Primary school Dean Tombling is spending his pupil premium (65% of children are eligible) to fund a whole school intervention where artists using a model of reflective practice, support children to realise their potential. The key ingredients of the approach are: QUALITY using high quality materials and expecting high … Continue reading How to spend your pupil premium?

(Vulner)ability and creative action research spaces

Public discourses of children in general, and children in welfare settings in particular, often revolve around their vulnerability. Official statistics for example note that children in care are more likely than the general population to experience mental health problems. This way of thinking about children has the tendency to focus on the individual child and … Continue reading (Vulner)ability and creative action research spaces

Space invaders: creating child-centred spaces of public debate

By Sevasti-Melissa Nolas Our Space Invaders: #iMedia competition launches today.  We want to know how children and young people use their social media, online gaming and other new technologies. To do so, we are asking children and young people to create three-minute videos describing how they use sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as … Continue reading Space invaders: creating child-centred spaces of public debate