Visionary Books Launch, Recycling Schools and Sir Raymond Priestley Lecture

With thanks to Dr Roland Meighan for this article Those who were able to attend The School of Education at Birmingham University on November 4th enjoyed a lively programme of activities organised by the University, The Centre for Personalised Education […]

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The Badman Review. Another attempt to control or silence educational diversity?

By Derry Hannam. This article appears with thanks and permissions from Derry Hannam and also David Gribble (Lib Ed)  www.­libed.­org.­uk). The article was first published by Lib Ed.

HE Badman Consultation – please respond

It is entirely ironic that while the mainstream world continues to chart its disatisfaction with schools, schooling and learning that it continues to mercilessly hound the home-educated communities. The appalling

Independent: Generation of pupils being put off school, report says

Indpendent. By Richard Garner, Education Editor. Friday, 16 October 2009 http://tiny.cc/HskIe Teachers should be free from state interference, the report says A devastating attack on what is taught in

Daily Mail: Part-time pupils: children will not have to attend all their lessons under new government plans

Thanks to Alison Sauer for this link... Part-time pupils: children will not have to attend all their lessons under new government plans  Source: www.dailymail.co.uk The flexi-schooling plan, set to be

Toxic Schooling: How Schools Became Worse – Book Launch

Centre for Personalised Education - Personalised Education Now - Educational Heretics Press W: https://personalisededucationnow.org.uk  B: http://blog.personalisededucationnow.org.uk/ W: http://edheretics.gn.apc.org/ Invitation to a Book Launch. School of Education, University of

Edutopia E-news Sept 09. Waldorf-Inspired Public Schools Are on the Rise

Whatever view you may have on Waldorf schools and philosophy, like many alternatives there is much for us to learn from. This article from Edutopia E-News is an

Gerald Haigh: Revisiting the radicals for an antidote to toxic schools

Comment from Gerald Haigh (Times Educational Supplement) from Future – Transforming Learning spaces BSF and PCP Leadership Online: Gerald Haigh’s 5 Things to Think about column National College

Badman Report Two?

The exclusive target of the Badman Report is full-time home-based educators.  But since the children of the other families are only in school for aout 200 days, all

Rochdale Observer: Children’s rights recognised by schools

Sounds like a good idea when first reading the headline. But are Children's Rights really being observed in a 'compulsory', command and control based schooling system. CPE-PEN advocates

Guardian: Academies: 200 and counting, but more doubts raised

Polly Curtis, education editor guardian.co.uk, Monday 7 September 2009 22.35 BST The case for Labour's multimillion-pound academy programme has yet to be proved and in some cases the disruption

BBC News: Make time for play, schools urged

BBC News 11:31 GMT, Thursday, 3 September 2009 The right to play is enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Teachers are being urged to make

Guardian: Education: spending, class sizes, teachers pay and statistics compared by country…

Which country spends the most on education? Which has the smallest class sizes? Where do you find the highest graduate unemployment rates? These are the latest statistics from

New Book. Toxic Schooling: How Schools Became Worse by Professor Clive Harber

Educational Heretics Press are proud to announce their latest title Toxic Schooling: How Schools Became Worse by Professor Clive Harber Contents Introduction         Chapter 1 The School That I’d Like - Edward

Personalised Education Now – Membership 2009-2010 – Reminder

All renewals and new memberships are receiving a complimentary copy of  our partner Educational Heretics Press http://edheretics.gn.apc.org/ publication When Learning Becomes Your Enemy by Clive Erricker. If you

Flexischooling – advice for Ed Balls

CPE/PEN (as Education Now) have been  advocating that Flexischooling is a good idea since at least 1988 (see Flexischooling. Education for tomorrow, starting yesterday by Dr Roland Meighan

Personalised Education Now E-briefings

Many of you will still be aware that our E-briefing mailings have still not resumed. Unfortunately the mailing software provider - Zoodoka ceased trading and we are looking

Personalised Education Now – Membership 2009-2010

PEN Membership renewals are currently being processed. All renewals and new memberships are receiving a complimentary copy of  our partner Educational Heretics Press http://edheretics.gn.apc.org/ publication When Learning Becomes Your

Personalised Education Now Journal 10. Spring-Summer 2009 out now!

Personalised Education Now Journal 10. Spring-Summer 2009 out now! Our latest journal is out now. Distrubuted free to members Contents include: Feature article Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

Primary Schools and Academy Status

Thanks to Michael Foot for this letter sent to Michael Gove MP regarding Conservative Party policy on Primary Schools and academy status  - 28th April 2009 Michael Gove Esq.,

‘How Others See Us’ Animations

Many of you will have seen our 'How Others See Us' animation.

Membership: Centre for Personalised Education – Personalised Education Now

Personalised Education Now welcomes members, both individuals and groups, who support and promote its vision. Its membership includes educators in learning centres, home educating settings, schools, colleges and

PEN Sedbergh Learning Exchange and EHP Book Introduction – September 6th 2008

The Centre for Personalised Education - Personalised Education Now and Educational Heretics Press held the latest learning exchange in Sedbergh on September 6th 2008. This continues our current

CPE-PEN: Flotsam and Jetsam – Special Measures Extra!

US Exams Company to be put into Special Measures? “… schools have to revolve around the demands of simplistic little tests made on their pupils; where those tests can

PEN Sedbergh Learning Exchange and EHP Book Introduction – September 6th 2008

The Centre for Personalised Education - Personalised Education Now and Educational Heretics Press willl be holding a learning exchange in Sedbergh on Setember 6th 2008. This continues our current

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