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School Shamings: Why they are unnecessary and who is to blame for them

March 4, 2018

I won’t link to it for reasons that will become obvious, but I read an article on the Guardian website about behaviour. One by one, the children are greeted by staff with a warm smile and a personalised hello. The teachers’ enthusiasm, however genuine, is rarely reciprocated. Some students scowl, others grunt a “hello”, almost […]

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The New Type Of School Shaming

October 8, 2017

I’ve written a lot in the past about school shaming. Newspapers Persecute Schools For Enforcing The Rules The Daily Mail is still shaming schools Don’t Twitter shame a school and call it a debate What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 1 What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 2 What’s it like for […]

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Further thoughts on shaming schools

August 10, 2016

I have been writing a series of posts about schools being publicly ‘shamed’ in the press and on social media. The Daily Mail is still shaming schools Don’t Twitter shame a school and call it a debate What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 1 What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 2 […]

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The Daily Mail is still shaming schools

July 29, 2016

Back in January, 2015 I wrote a blogpost about the Daily Mail’s hypocrisy in shaming schools for enforcing their rules. While noticing that they often run stories complaining about a lack of discipline in schools, I observed: …they also frequently run another type of school discipline story, which consists of disgruntled parents moaning about schools […]

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Shamed Schools 2 – Edutwitter Trolls 0

March 30, 2018

I’ve written a lot in the past about school shaming. The Daily Mail is still shaming schools Don’t Twitter shame a school and call it a debate What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 1 What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 2 What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 3 […]

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Schools should be championed not shamed

December 24, 2017

Back when I started blogging, back in the days when there was a consensus between government, inspectors, and a multitude of quangos that progressive education was the only thing that worked, one of the phrases used most often by progressives was “an attack on teachers” which was used to describe opposing opinions. The narrative was […]

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Will a behaviour consultant help your school get through an OFSTED inspection?

April 22, 2017

At the start of the year I wrote about my experience of Behaviour Consultants. Although I have known of decent people doing this job, there has been a real problem with bad advice from consultants and many teachers shared examples of this with me. However, just recently an opportunity came up to compare directly what a […]

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School Uniforms and The Mob

September 16, 2016

Last week there were stories in the press about a school that enforced its uniform policy (yes, that really was considered newsworthy). Much of the response resembled “school shaming” which I wrote about in this series of posts in the holidays: The Daily Mail is still shaming schools Don’t Twitter shame a school and call it […]

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What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 3

August 9, 2016

I’ve been writing about what happens when a school is “shamed” in the press and on social media. In part 1, I wrote about what a school can experience on Twitter. In part 2, I wrote about the emails a school can get. This blog deals with messages left on a school’s website after a shaming. […]

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What’s it like for a school to be shamed? Part 2

August 8, 2016

Last time I showed what a school that had been “shamed” in the press and on social media could face on Twitter. As unpleasant as it was, and although it effectively silenced debate, it could be avoided by logging out of Twitter. What follows, however,  can’t be avoided as it was emailed to a school. No […]