SELMAS is an independent organisation, run by a committee of interested individuals from a wide range of educational backgrounds and experience. Through their annual conference and other leadership events, they offer opportunities for challenging, open, tolerant professional discussion on educational leadership issues with colleagues.
This week, thousands of young, eager minds filled with a cocktail of nerves, excitement and (sometimes) dread will be opening texts, emails, letters or even listening over the phone for their SQA results. The “point” of assessment and exams has been a source of debate for years, so what are the reasons for exams within our curriculum, can they be adapted to help foster character education, or is it all one big “F”?
An article in TES has highlighted the enormous benefits of children who take part in the Scout Association and asked the important question: how can we provide fair opportunties and experiences of character education for all young people?