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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…

The Working Class

In The Working Class: Poverty, education and alternative voices,…

Author Blog

Book Review: Learning and Teaching British Values by Sadia Habib

September 24 2017

Sadia Habib has written a brave, important and, timely book. In Learning and Teaching British Values: Policies and Perspectives on British Identities, Habib explores the needs for endorsing critical multiculturalism approaches in schools to ensure that, “race, class, power, privilege, social inequalities, knowledge and resistance” are an integral part of the discourse and pedagogy of schools. The book […]

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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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