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NSN News
Mon 4 November 2019

"We welcome this new fund from the London Mayor, to help support children struggling to thrive in mainstream schools and reduce exclusions.

Fri 1 November 2019

In 1985, The Swann Report revealed the massive underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in Britain’s schools, and its correlation with underachievement amongst Afro-Caribbean schoolchildren. It suggested that black students were less likely to aspire to a career in teaching due to experiences of racism and stereotyping in school, as well as a lack of representation in staff and curricula.

Wed 30 October 2019

Why were you drawn to the education sector?

I think that education is so important. I enjoyed my time at school. My secondary school provided me with lots of opportunities. I was encouraged to develop academic skills alongside other pursuits such as sport and music. I learned lessons there that have stayed with me for life. What young people learn and experience during their time at school can have a big impact on their future. Helping children to secure a great education is one of the most valuable contributions we can make.  

Wed 30 October 2019

Why were you drawn to the education sector?

Tue 29 October 2019

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Mon 28 October 2019

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Fri 25 October 2019

Walking into Wac Arts College does not feel like walking into your typical secondary school – not least because visitors are first greeted by Herbie, the school therapy dog. Students do not wear uniforms, and they address teachers by their first names. “The students at Wac Arts College did not thrive in a mainstream setting, so why try and recreate one?” says Principal, James Fornara.

NSN News
Fri 25 October 2019

"The report from the APPG on Knife Crime has shown us the shocking extent of the crisis in alternative provision (AP). It is not acceptable that one third of local authorities have no spaces in their state funded AP. We cannot allow a lack of provision to write off life chances and risk allowing vulnerable children to fall into gang violence.