18 Nov '14

News ‘Being kind camouflages low expectations,’ superhead claims

Controversial headteacher Rory Fox is back in news for tough approach to tackling behaviour issues with his pupils – and staff“One of the biggest problems that stops improvement is a misplaced kindness or niceness. Being kind sometimes gets in the way of being good. If you are kind to children and keep letting them off, they never improve.”So says Dr Rory Fox, so-called “superhead” and principal of Ryde academy on the Isle of Wight, who is fast earning a reputation for being the toughest head in the country. Continue reading...

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