Our new website under construction…. There may be boisterousness in corridors, but much of it is play acting and exuberance. Populist Right-wing former Mayor of Toronto whose drunken antics scandalised his fellow citizens. Remarkably, I heard only one swearword all day, from a pupil who muttered “oh shit” about a mistake he had made in his written work. One of our Year 9 students was on the winning team, as the finalists of the City of London Schools debating competition visited the Old Bailey this month https: Perhaps the most revealing statistics come from an anonymous questionnaire filled in by parents last September. These threats were seen off by vigorous protests, not least by immigrant parents.
Much to be learned. Proud and mercurial Dutch football star who developed a fast-moving and fluid style of play. Reblogged this on The Echo Chamber. He denounced “armchair Red Guards” who wanted to control candidates entering the teaching profession and joined a committee for the defence of independent schools. None of the schools has been given the opportunity to see the film. Though the Thatcher government had not provided the support for his educational views that many expected from a Conservative government, Norcross gave enormous encouragement to fellow teachers by preventing the janissaries of the Left from forcing the gates of Highbury Grove. One of our Year 9 students was on the winning team, as the finalists of the City of London Schools debating competition visited the Old Bailey this month https:
Truda White, Highbury Grove’s headteacher, is scathing about what happened: Without doubt, this year has been the most challenging and rewarding in my professional career. My day in Highbury Grove confirmed what I had been told.
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Perhaps the most revealing statistics come from an anonymous questionnaire filled in by parents last September. The only proviso was that I would need to have a minder in the background, because I had not been police checked. His teacher later told me he was being treated for attention deficit disorder.
For this reason the library organises many activities promoting reading for pleasure, e. It does seem curious that, of all the inner-city schools in London, Islington provided two for the programme. Recognising that some of its children have more profound behavioural needs than might be found in other schools, Highbury Grove has built up facilities to support them and recently won an award for the work it does in its centre.
Lessons through a lens
Reply to this comment. Reblogged this on Create Great Schools and commented: More serious, she supported several attempts to change the ethos of Highbury Grove by amalgamating it with other schools. These sentiments were echoed by Emine and Mehmet Giritly, the parents of Cagdas, who is in year Much has been written about how researchers affect the dynamics of a situation, and this has to be taken into account when viewing Thursday’s programme.
Follow me on Twitter My Tweets. As the school’s statement to Dispatches points out: The five forms of feedback I give to teachers most often During break times and lunch, I talked to pupils, with my minder at a discreet distance.
Though they had to walk quite a way from one faculty to another, pupils generally arrived at their lessons on time and with a minimum of fuss. Take a look under the Highbury Grove category: Post was not sent – check your email addresses! highbry
Parents can be fickle and the slightest whiff of controversy can lead to a fall in numbers applying to a school. Four schools, two in Islington and two in Leeds, feature in the final programme. Remarkably, I heard only one swearword all day, from a pupil who muttered “oh shit” about a mistake he had made in his written work. If there is widespread misbehaviour at Highbury Grove, the pupils I talked to were not aware of it.
Thanks for sharing always great to read from the other side of the world. But our views of the school are so different that one has to ask the two questions that were constantly put to me by the staff of Highbury Grove.
A fantastic blog which gives a positive, common sense insight into what strong leadership is all about. All computers can be used for research, and producing school work. Altercations these days are mainly of the cussing variety and easily broken up. She has left behind a school that feels demoralised and betrayed by what it hhomework a distorted portrayal of how it functions. A member of the highburt Left by the time he extricated himself from the service, he joined the Communist Party and was a union activist in the printing industry.
A supply teacher is not a passive observer of events, but an active and highly influential part of the environment being filmed. All four have been given the opportunity to “provide a spokesperson for interview to comment on the issues raised” or to “provide a written statement reflecting the school’s position on these matters”. Year 7 pupil Antony Middlebrook questioned the claim that some members of staff felt “senior management at the school weren’t doing enough grovw address the problem of disruption and indiscipline or to set clear honework for pupils”.