I have spent most of my career working with young people, many of whom have struggled within the education system. For a large percentage of these young people, the challenges that they have faced have certainly influenced their lives in a range of different ways and have, at times, left them questioning their ability to learn. Many have commented how the subsequent impact has left them feeling stupid with their confidence on the floor.
For those of you reading this article, you may have found school absolutely fine and how you were taught worked with how you learned best. Essentially you were a round(ish) peg trying to fit into a round(ish) hole. Now think back to others in your class, the troublemakers, the ones who seemed disinterested, the ones you knew were getting spoken about in the staff room.