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Tait Coles

Tait Coles is a teacher, Vice Principal in a Bradford Academy and an educational speaker. He is a classroom maverick and a respected radical of modern teaching.

Previously, Tait has been Assistant Head Teacher at a comprehensive school in Leeds and was Head of Science in one of the many challenging schools in Bradford.

Tait is the creator of Punk Learning; a manifesto that challenges the orthodoxy and complacency of teaching and allows students to be central to a critical educational culture where they learn how to become individuals and social agents rather than merely disengaged spectators who have their ‘part to play’ in the Neoliberal ideology of modern schooling.

Click here to listen in on Tait’s podcast with Pivotal Education - ‘Punk Learning’.


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Publications by Tait Coles

Never Mind The Inspectors

So what is Punk Learning? It’s a philosophy that…

There Is Another Way

Edited by Ian Gilbert with chapters by Mark Anderson, Lisa…

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Have ‘we’ forgotten about Prevent?

September 25 2016

Student well-being and mental health is now high on the agenda of most schools; as it should be. The idea of students requiring support, advice and time to discuss their feelings of possible loneliness, depression and alienation is a positive one. Creating opportunities in schools to address students’ perceived stress and emotional well-being is an honourable […]

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Illuminate the Darkness – the need for Critical Pedagogy

May 11 2016

It has recently been brought to my attention that a Guardian piece I wrote over two years ago has resurfaced. Similar to when it was first published, there has been mixed responses to my writing, both in agreement and in opposition. The idea that our education system is unfair has been supported by a recent CentreForum think-tank survey. It […]

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