Why attachment matters

Young people’s ability to form relationships is shaped by their early childhood experiences.  I have found that some of the puzzling behaviour we face as teachers can be understood by …

Beginnings and endings

Beginnings and endings punctuate life in a school, not only the big beginnings and endings in September and June; they also remain a focus of each term, topic and assessment. I have always felt a mixture of both excitement and terror at all of these junctions.