April 25, 2019

Loosening the laces

A journey from Primary school teaching to East Kent Sudbury School Imagine you wear a…

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March 30, 2019

What’s goin’ on here?

This special blog post is re-printed from the second edition of the school Newspaper produced…

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March 28, 2019

What about autism?

There have always been kids who don’t fit the mainstream school system.  Over the years,…

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February 18, 2019

What learning looks like

When Kate and I visited Sudbury Valley School last summer one of the key messages…

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January 25, 2019

What Freedom Looks Like

For the past three weeks our brand new community of 19 students and 6 staff…

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August 31, 2019

But what about routine?

ASD within democratic and self-directed schooling provision This is an extract from an article first…

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August 26, 2019

Assessing What?

Every year there is a public spectacle around “results day”. Young people are photographed in…

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August 23, 2019

Exam Results

Another year, another set of GCSE results. More photos of triumphant and disappointed teenagers –…

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May 01, 2019

Reinventing the Wheel

How many triangles are there in this diagram? How many are there in this? If…

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March 02, 2019

Waves of Learning

When my daughter was born it was clear immediately that she was a very intense,…

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March 02, 2019

It might look like a bus to you…

It’s very difficult, almost impossible, to believe that children, left to their own devices, will…

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January 31, 2019

But how will they learn to read?

When my son was less than 6 months old, we were given a cloth bag…

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April 25, 2019

Loosening the laces

A journey from Primary school teaching to East Kent Sudbury School Imagine you wear a…

Read More
March 30, 2019

What’s goin’ on here?

This special blog post is re-printed from the second edition of the school Newspaper produced…

Read More
March 28, 2019

What about autism?

There have always been kids who don’t fit the mainstream school system.  Over the years,…

Read More
February 18, 2019

What learning looks like

When Kate and I visited Sudbury Valley School last summer one of the key messages…

Read More
January 25, 2019

What Freedom Looks Like

For the past three weeks our brand new community of 19 students and 6 staff…

Read More
August 31, 2019

But what about routine?

ASD within democratic and self-directed schooling provision This is an extract from an article first…

Read More
August 26, 2019

Assessing What?

Every year there is a public spectacle around “results day”. Young people are photographed in…

Read More
August 23, 2019

Exam Results

Another year, another set of GCSE results. More photos of triumphant and disappointed teenagers –…

Read More
May 01, 2019

Reinventing the Wheel

How many triangles are there in this diagram? How many are there in this? If…

Read More
March 02, 2019

Waves of Learning

When my daughter was born it was clear immediately that she was a very intense,…

Read More
March 02, 2019

It might look like a bus to you…

It’s very difficult, almost impossible, to believe that children, left to their own devices, will…

Read More
January 31, 2019

But how will they learn to read?

When my son was less than 6 months old, we were given a cloth bag…

Read More