Category Archives: Prison Reform

Military wives choir: the power of hand-to-hand contact

The almost magical power of hand-to-hand contact to help overcome an almost debilitating fear, in this instance of singing alone, can be witnessed in one of Gareth Malone’s The  Choir: Military Wives BBC2 broadcasts. The Choir: Military Wives The particularly … Continue reading

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UK government publications now sanction ‘behavior’ change

The UK government creates a lot of fuss and bother about the need for correct spelling in its focus on literacy, yet the evidence from its own publicity indicates that its own practice fails to match this rhetoric. My previous … Continue reading

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Psychologists: a freeze on training – a service at risk?

Sarah Teather had imposed a freeze on the training of educational psychologists last year while she undertakes a (radical) review of SEN provision.  Amongst the many, many other questions that need to be asked in her review, are three ‘how … Continue reading

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A pedagogic opportunity not to be missed

On Wednesday 19th two apparently unrelated events occurred. In the morning I received by mail a forwarded copy of a letter written by MP Sarah Teather Secretary of State for Children and Families, Department of Education to my MP David … Continue reading

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