Co-operative schools are at the forefront of a quiet revolution, and the national Co-operative Schools Society is larger than any of the major academy chains. They benefit from their links to the wider co-operative movement with its tens of millions of members.
While the support for the campaign is growing, it is important to listen to those who are still concerned. During the Education Committee's inquiry, anxieties were expressed in relation to the subject and its potential impact on parental responsibility and faith communities: these are voices which should be heard and concerns which we should try to address.
The problem that our teenagers face when they build up to exam day is that the weight of expectation can bring them to their knees and if there was the opportunity to have that extra time with a tutor, it could just make all the difference.
Get undressed again! Wriggle struggle! Wriggle struggle! Into bed. Under the covers. Yawny stretchy! Yawny stretchy! We're not doing the school run on an inset day again.
Have you ever heard someone say that they want to be 'just' a mum or a dad when they are an adult? If they have, I wonder what the reaction was? We are always expected to have another role. Mothers are now expected to go to work, have a career, and play a role financially even if a partner supports them.
Hunger makes children lethargic or angry or simply unsettled. New research we commissioned as part of our Feed Their Future report finds that, for 4 out of 5 teachers, mornings are more stressful than they should be because their pupils haven't eaten breakfast.
Ordinarily, an impending election would whip politicians into a mad frenzy of desperately trying to rectify such a disaster; then things might actually change. Another good reason for young people to vote.
Aim for inclusion not segregation, acceptance not tolerance and be warm in praise of those who spot young people at risk and hold out a hand to help, we absolutely need more of that in the world about now.
Being gay is not different, it is not wrong , it is not 'alien' - It is perfectly normal and just another wonderful colour on the spectrum of love.
Christmas - It's meant to be about family, sharing and a whole lot of food. It's a time for relaxing, when most of us have a bit of time off work or hopefully a few worry free days. But not for everyone. Specifically I'm talking about high school students; the ones with exams anyway.
As we know the stigma and lack of education about mental health is better today than it was ten years ago. We still need to educate the next generation in all aspects of mental health to stamp it out for good.
If I could go back in time, there's so many things I'd tell my teenage self. Those kids you think everyone loves, actually everyone hates them, white foundation is not a good look (yes, I was a goth) and stop putting up with all that shit from people who either act like they're your friends and they're not...
I've been investigating this phenomenon lately, asking teachers what barriers they face, parents what frustrations they encounter and generally observing so called 'problem children' in schools, homes and how they interact with others.
I encourage any school to dare to be, be that school that offers challenges for their pupils to conquer, the school that prepares children for the world as well as their GCSEs. Creating the employees and employers you want to work with won't be solely done in the isolation of a classroom, nobody said "go work for her, she was great at GCSE physics".
Finding out your child has dyslexia can be an overwhelming experience, and the importance of trying to learn, understand and empathise with the condition should not be underestimated.
Whilst education cannot directly and of itself address the underlying causes of economic/social inequality and injustice, it can offer young people a chance to fulfil their potential, to open eyes and minds to opportunities without limit, and to prepare them for a balanced life as confident and active citizens.