These are stories inspired by the crisis in education.
Britain and the USA have the worst behaved children in the world.
Yes, we even share that with the USA.
British Employers complain of an epidemic of unemployable
illiterate and innumerate school leavers.
REBORN today 26 August 2017
13 April 2017
Six Years Ago
2 September 2011
The Thames estuary is where conflicting weather systems frequently meet and produce, foreboding, but also sublime cloud formations. These photographs were taken on one fifteen minute car journey from the supermarket to our home, along the sea front of Southend upon Sea, where humanity also meets and clashes in other British day-tripping ways, Pics by Sara Monk
“You used to teach me English, she said
more accusingly than informational”.
13 March 2017
When Tory DNA Kicked In
and the care masks slipped
#academies #OrmistonTrust #Education
26 October 2016
Lord of the Flies
It was a quiet morning at the tennis club. Only one court was occupied by two ladies. Apart from the
sound of a ball being whacked ladylike and the occasional lady squeal of disappointment when a ball missed the target, all was peaceful. I passed the time waiting for my opponent to arrive reading
the Guardian on this tablet.
But the tranquility would not last for this was a school holiday.
The sound of children squealing was at first a distant din that became ever louder as they advanced; they were marching en masse toward my comfortable resting place.
This was an undisciplined rabble army of bickering yelling unruly 7 year olds led and supervised by a 16 year old who was out of his depth.
As they passed 5 feet from me, I looked up from my Guardian article. A small boy said directly to me without stopping, "What are you looking at?"
I smiled at his leader. The jaw of the 16 year old Lord of the Flies had dropped; he would have expected me to take offence.
26 July 2016
If this is not a crime, then it should be.
#academies #IanCleland #OrmistonTrust