Category: Articles

Aug 31
20 Things I Learned About Homeschooling

Thinking about homeschooling your child? These 20 insights from Hand in Hand Parenting…

Aug 18
Dancing to the Algorithm, by Dr Pam Jarvis

On the day that an exams algorithm robbed a significant number of working class…

Jul 26
The Wrong Environment for a Child, by Jodie Smitten Bsc Psy. PgC Autism. MBPSs.

Hold on to your seats…. This may get a bit ranty! I absolutely love my job, the…

Jun 19
The 20% Project for Schools – A Modest Proposal, by Derry Hannam

What young people need It seems to me that the crucial commodity that young…

Jun 11
Education: Time For a Change? By Zoë Neill Readhead

I would rather Summerhill produced a happy street sweeper than a neurotic Prime…

Jun 06
Free to Learn? By Dr Pam Jarvis

What is ‘freedom to learn’? Arguments on this point stretch back into history. For…

May 22
Learn for Tomorrow. Now.

Parents and the State have an obligation to provide education for all children. To…

May 01
Online Resources for Learning at Home During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Six weeks into lockdown, you might be looking for new inspiration for home-based…

Apr 26
Unschooling Reading and Maths: Challenging our Fears, by Heidi Steel

Unschooling, in its most basic form, is living a life without school. It challenges…

Apr 07
The New World of Home Learning, by Ian Cunningham

It is 2 April 2020 and we were in the early stages in England of the coronavirus or…

Mar 11
Why Schooling is a Major Contributor to the [Socio-Economic-Ecological] Crisis – and What Can be Done About it. By Ian Cunningham

Introduction In this essay I will use as my starting point the ‘Manifesto for Change’…

Mar 11
What is a 21st Century Education? By Ian Cunningham

Some people have suggested that the only change from Victorian schools to those of…

Mar 10
Children Love to Learn, by Polly Cheer

Since qualifying as a teacher in 1994 I have learnt so much more about how children…

Mar 10
Education – What For? By Fiona Carnie

Successive governments, concerned about the underachievement of British children and…

Mar 10
Research into Children’s Rights Education

A Review of Recent Research into Children’s Rights Based Education in State…

Mar 09
What is a Successful Education? By Ross Mountney

That’s a heck of a question! When you think about it deeply that is, and don’t just…