Articles from Stephen Lambert

PROMOTING AND EMBEDDING ‘FUNDAMENTAL BRITISH VALUES’ IN OUR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

PROMOTING AND EMBEDDING ‘FUNDAMENTAL BRITISH VALUES’ IN OUR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES SHOULD BE A PRIORITY TO COMBAT THE EMERGENCE OF HATE , EXTREMISM AND HELP RESTORE FAITH IN OUR DEMOCRACY.

‘POSH BOYS’: How English Independent Schools Still Run Britain

"Imagine a world where leaders are able to pass power directly to their children. These kids are plucked from nurseries and sent to beautiful compounds far away from all other children. They are provided with all the teachers they need, the best facilities, doctors and food. Every day they are told this is because they are the brightest and most important children in the world.

FREE SCHOOLS: AN IDEOLOGICAL RATHER THAN AN EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE

DISCOVERY School, the first Free school in Newcastle, will close its doors this summer following a damning Ofsted report which revealed plummeting standards, weak leadership and dangerous, "riotous" behaviour amongst a significant minority of its pupils.

#MentalHealthAwareness: Challenging the stigma and ending discrimination

IT’s ESTIMATED by MIND and other charities in the UK that one in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. 3.3% of people in the UK suffered from depression in the past week. 1 million people a month had been in contact with mental health services in 2017 alone.

THE SOCIAL DIVIDE HASN’T GONE AWAY

THAT’S WHY THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND REGION NEEDS A  NORTH OF THE TYNE LEARNING CHALLENGE TO HELP RAISE ALL KID’S LIFE-CHANCES.  IT’S becoming blatantly clear that social class or socio-economic status and not gender or race determine how well a child does at school. The more affluent the family, measured by wealth or job, the more successful a youngster will be and the greater their ‘’life-chances’’. 

What can educational practitioners learn from academic social research?

CONTRARY to popular belief educational practitioners and social enterprises can learn much from the research produced by university academics.

163 colleges are ‘Real Living Wage’ employers, more need to follow.

‘A REAL LIVING WAGE’ COULD BENEFIT ALL LOW PAID WORKERS IN THE EDUCATIONAL SECTOR AS WELL AS HAVING LONG TERM BENEFITS FOR SOCIETY.

Terror in the UK

IN DEFENCE OF PREVENT: WHY BRITAIN’S ANTI-RADICALISATION STRATEGY MUST BE REFORMED RATHER THAN SCRAPPED.

A RADICAL HOUSING PROGRAMME NEEDED TO ALLEVIATE HOMELESSNESS AND BOOST PARTICIPATION IN FURTHER EDUCATION

HAVING a home is a basic human need. It should also be a human right. For those without a home life is barely tolerable. For a rich society like ours the problem of homelessness is an indictment of its ability to meet one of its citizens’ key welfare needs.

COULD A GENERATION OF TEACHERS BE LOCKED OUT OF THE PROPERTY MARKET FOR EVER?

In 1914 90 per cent of British householders rented their homes from private landlords. Today two-thirds own them. Home ownership grew from the 1930s and expanded rapidly after the war. In 1951, 3 out ten people were home-owners. By 2000 this had risen to 7 out of 10. Today it has slumped to under 65% with thousands of teachers unable to get a foothold on the property ladder. How and why?

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