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Let’s Talk About Period Poverty

Period poverty in the UK is starting to garner public attention. The term is used to describe the situation where women and girls cannot afford menstruation products (e.g. tampons and sanitary pads). Labour’s Angela Rayner recently announced a plan to use £10 million to tackle period poverty in schools. Furthermore, features in The Guardian, Woman’s …

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“Showing Too Much Thigh”: Sexual Harassment in Schools

My 14 year-old niece’s school recently instructed her and her classmates to ensure the lengths of their skirts were in line with uniform regulations. This was premised on the need to avoid “compromising male staff and students” by “showing too much thigh” while “walking upstairs or even just sitting down”. A similarly worded email was …

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#003 – Will Millard: Oracy. Learning well through talk

In this episode of the LKMco Youth and Education podcast, Iesha talks to colleague Will Millard. Will is an educational researcher and former English teacher.

They discuss Will’s report Oracy: The state of speaking in our schools. They also explore how teachers can be more intentional in using talk effectively in the classroom to improve learning.

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