Resilience is currently a bit of a toxic word currently. The idea that we need to build young people’s resilience to ‘survive’ some of society’s contemporary challenges has hints of ‘victim’ blaming. Living in poverty – toughen up. Experienced trauma – develop grit. Mental illness – not strong enough. This is not where Every Child Should is coming from.
This blog is taken from the 2018/19 YHA Impact Review which can be read in full here. It explores the challenges of impact reporting in a contemporary charity.
Following the launch of Hinds’ character education consultation in this blog Anita provides 10 points to consider about character, including a historic look at a similar debate – for all you fine gentlemen!
It’s been a series of rapid releases in education. I have had a lot of requests to write a response and to date I have struggled. And it’s taken me a while to figure out why. I have realised it’s because the general response from the education system has been – well – broadly ‘pin the tail on the blame donkey’.
With the debate on the purpose of education very much alive Anita presents, in this blog, an alternative view based on the skills future generations will need to overcome global challenges facing humanity.
Blog: School Exclusion – the story so far
As the DfE announce a review of school exclusions Anita Kerwin-Nye reflects on the evidence and prevailing thoughts surrounding the issue of informal exclusions. This blog provides a good leap off point for anyone wanting to get an overview.
There’s one group of people who are likely to provoke a lively response in a teacher led pub debate. No not HMIs. Not even Education Ministers. Consultants. For some on social media it has become the ultimate ad hominin. To read articles you’d think contractors and consultants were single handedly bringing down education.
My personal journey as a disability campaigner has been informed by many things – not least my children – but the relighting of my campaigning fire was sparked by a speech by Stephen Unwin at the 2018 Cultural Inclusion Conference.
Aligned to her work with Every Child Should Anita explores, in this blog, entitlement passports and presents her tips for developing your own.
A blog on EveryChildShould on the importance of the outdoors. In the blog Anita reflects on her personal reasons for believing in the benefits of the outdoors, and invites you to reflect on what the outdoors means to you.