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The legacy of mentoring

October 27th is National Mentoring Day.  This is a day to acknowledge the impact of mentors across all walks of life, and to take time to consider our own role or potential as mentors to other. 


Through and beyond the pandemic; implications for supporting the teaching profession

The pandemic has shed light on the role of education networks and the need to feel supported.  As leaders and teachers adjusted to the new normal official guidance was often hard to come by, policies and practices were constructed on the hoof and adjustments were made down the line.  Spaces opened up to develop new ways of working, and some educators had more capacity and confidence than others to occupy these spaces.  At times it must have felt like a race, and at other times it was probably a relief to see a peer get one step ahead and forge a way that that they could mentor you through.  

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Moderate Demands become Revolutionary when Leaders Refuse to Listen

Charmaine Roche was the driving force behind a CollectivED symposium held on the 23rd June.  Charmaine is a PhD student at Carnegie School of Education and a member of the CollectivED Advisory Group.  

 Charmaine Roche
Two student ambassadors talking outside Carnegie Village

Why Kindness Matters?

The last few months have been difficult for everyone. We are living in unprecedented times. Our lives have been restricted in ways which we could never have imagined. Many people are missing social contact and some are experiencing loneliness and isolation. Many of us are worried about the health of our friends, family and work colleagues.

Can WE be the midwives of our own future? A call to the education sector

In this blogpost CollectivED Advisory Board member and Carnegie School of Education PhD student Charmaine Roche invites participants to join a special CollectivED symposium.

 Charmaine Roche
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Problems mount for transgender young people during COVID-19 lockdown

Transgender (trans*) healthcare, for children and young people, is bureaucratic and limited at the best of times, but COVID-19 has brought with it it’s unique set of own challenges.

Children and teacher training student in classroom

Building the future; the legacy of professional learning

On Saturday 25th April, while browsing twitter I noticed two familiar faces featured in the Schools Week timeline.


NQTs thoughts on ‘Home Teaching’.

Coronavirus lockdown is difficult for us all. But we must try not to let children fall through the gaps.

Primary school

Is the Department for Education rushing through the new Reception Baseline Assessment?

The DfE is set to enforce the highly controversial ‘Reception Baseline Assessment’ (RBA) examination for 4-5 year olds this September despite the Coronavirus pandemic.

Artefacts of practice; learning in lockdown

As children and young people are confined to their homes the expectations of how, what, where and when they should be learning are shifting rapidly.