Journal

Facts always help reduce the venom of a dispute

This Guest Editorial is led by Richard Clarke. Richard is the Manager Director of Leverstock Limited, providing specialist telecommunication and IT solutions to the education sector. We are in an ever-changing world of technology, attitudes, compliance and parents that know best thanks to Google. The task for teachers and headteachers to remain in control of …

Where is our future society heading

What will our future child need (and want) to learn? When we came to the realisation that our purpose as an education body is to “prepare children for a world that doesn’t yet exist” –we were taken aback by the starkness of our own language. Still, this has been true for any generation of school …

The future is creativity

How do we help children access that part of their brain The technological revolution is changing our world faster than anyone in our society can really understand, and within this mass shift there are a few statistics that really should be getting more attention in our education system. 20% of the jobs that exist now …

Subject Access Requests should we be scared?

The current data protection regime in Europe is the most rigorous in the world. Individuals have been granted greater control over their personal information than ever before. As expected, data subjects are now exercising their rights following awareness campaigns by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). Arguably, the greatest challenge for schools stems from the right …

Lessons from Hamlet

‘Look for the art in science and the science in art’, said Leonardo da Vinci. For the past 35 years I have had the great good fortune to work with doctors, psychologists and scientists in the areas of neurology, sociology, psychology and the science of ‘self-organising systems’. Through spending time with people from a variety …