Sunday, April 17, 2011

Kindle Non fiction No. 1

If you want a laugh, follow this link to Amazon Kindle bestsellers...

Sorry about the lack of posts recently, but "Education- My Part in its Downfall" should be out in a month or so.

All the best

Monday, April 11, 2011

City of Ely Community College

Catherine Jenkinson-Dix, Head of Ely Community College decided to introduce a zero tolerance policy on behaviour. Nothing unusual about that, my own school had one. (For almost an hour and a half)

What is incredible is that she actually went through with it, sending naughty kids to work in the school hall and generally inconveniencing them. It's an effective idea which won't take long to work. She might make the headlines, having to send hundreds out for minor misdemeanours, but kids aren't daft- once they realise you are serious they will start to behave. The scuzzy parents will moan a bit and make up daft stories, but if she persists then in just a couple of weeks she will have a school to be proud of.

So why don't more heads do this?

Because it takes courage.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Darwen Vale High School

I thought I had heard every possible daft statement from those who lead our schools, but as usual I was wrong.

Darwen Vale High School, near Blackburn in Lancashire has raised the bar. Their Governors are claiming that the reason the kids behave so badly is all down to the wind and the rain. (Rather than because the Head is afraid to take control of them.)

Amazingly for teachers, the staff are actually going to try and do something about the situation. Tomorrow they are going on strike in protest at the lack of support from above in dealing with the scrotes.

It sounds like my old school, so well done to them and let's hope they succeed.