This global pandemic pause has forced us to reflect: we need to hear what teachers are really saying. Our accountability system in the UK needs urgent change.
Who'd have thought teaching doubles to four year olds could save the world? Maths teaches us to reduce poverty. It is more than our moral duty; it is our only chance of long term survival. If you can't listen to your heart, listen to the maths.
Inclusive practices, such as trauma-informed approaches, although based on modern research, echo a truth as old as life. Everything belongs.
An illuminating curriculum that is delivered in alignment with its intent, brightens lives. It is not about programming minds to regurgitate information on command. We need to ensure children continue to THINK and CREATE.
Reflections on being a SEND parent, a teacher and wishing Ofsted did Deep Dives into belonging and acceptance - for the sakes of both children and their families.