Tag Archives: London schools

Adult Supervision: On mixed-race parenting

The subject matter of this new play ticks all my boxes; middle-class motherhood, parenting styles, urban primary schools and most of all Race. I was tipped off about it just too late to see it, but have since acquired and … Continue reading

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Making Political Personal: how private schools divide

“I saw Carrie yesterday,” announced my partner. “She’s still on maternity leave, but the baby’s almost a year now and she’s going back to work next week. She asked after you.” Carrie – not her real name – was my … Continue reading

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Michael in the inner-city

There’s a north London primary school, apparently, which is being forced by the Department of Education to convert to academy status against the will of parents and teachers, despite its local popularity as it stands. In the grand scheme of … Continue reading

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“Wot, no white kids? Help!”

Oh dear – another guilt-inducing Oliver James article in last Saturday’s Guardian. Small class-sizes are demonstrably better, especially for the youngest schoolchildren; if academic success is your goal (and whose isn’t?) private schools offer smaller classes, ergo private schools are … Continue reading

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The race thing

Nobody likes it when I talk about race. We live in virtual apartheid – that’s not putting it too strongly – and yet are all under social obligation to affect complete colour-blindness. And to claim the same is true of … Continue reading

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