Blogs

Ofsted should look past exam results and focus on ‘well-rounded’ pupils

Lou Thomas
Friday, 12 June 2015 - 11:19am

Speaking at Brunel University yesterday, John Cridland, director general of the CBI and Britain's key spokesman for the business community called for a more radical approach to education and how schools are inspected.

He told an audience of academics that the traditional and rigid Ofsted should in fact employ a more “light touch” inspection regime which would allow teachers “to deliver the innovative education that will inspire and engage young people” -...

Better Endings - why we need communities to care at the end of our lives

Sonia Kneepkens
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 2:54pm

In our last blog we introduced Better Endings; an innovation partnership bringing together the best thinkers and doers in end of life care, with a simple ambition - to make it better and more adaptable to the individual needs of people at the end of their lives.

Innovation is at times shut out by a rigid and unforgiving system. We know that when analysing change, common themes often emerge from people who know what end of life really needs. In a series of blogs, we'll be looking at these...

Better Endings - Innovation in End of Life Care

Jake Garber
Friday, 22 May 2015 - 10:50am

We are failing our dying. A study released this week by the Health Ombudsman reported on a stream of tragic cases where people’s suffering could have been avoided or lessened, and there are countless other studies which show that people are dying each year without the support they need to find meaning, connection and comfort at the end of their lives.

But a study means little when you experience first-hand the unnecessary pain and distress of a loved one when they die. As Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement said; “how people die remains in the memory of those who...