I've worked in education welfare for over 25 years. My priority has always been on making
sure that colleagues in schools and local authorities know the relevant attendance law and follow the required guidance, but also that they recognise the need for sensitivity in how they
are applied. Schools should be compassionate, creative places, not a constant battleground.
So I may not always tell you exactly what you think you want to hear. But I will offer you an informed and independent voice that gives you real
practical help in carrying out your statutory duties and seeks to promote creative solutions for those children and young people who most need them.
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or e-mail or phone.See WHITTERfor my thoughts on education welfare issuses: Currently: 'Some summer
holiday reading' and 'Where now after Platt'?
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Ever wondered whether there might still be a place for a personal spirituality, even if you don't believe in a God? I also write on 'Christian Humanism' as a hobby. All
religions, their gods and their values, are human attempts to help us to understand ourselves. We created them; they weren't handed down from above. So is there anything left of any value
in Christianity if you strip away all the doctrinal baggage and outdated assumptions about the way the world is? You decide.