Educating the educators, policing the parents, safeguarding children? Schools and separation

Earlier this month, I answered an FT reader’s question about what happens if separated parents disagree about their child’s schooling. It feels as though issues arising between parents on separation are becoming ever more numerous and complex, and that there is a weight of expectation on schools to be both a referee for the parentsContinue reading “Educating the educators, policing the parents, safeguarding children? Schools and separation”

Divorced from reality? How the myth of “divorce day” jeopardises good divorce

Those who have the (mis)fortune to follow me on Twitter, or indeed to know me through having met me (unconventional I know), will be aware that at this time each year I reach peak levels of grumpiness for one particular reason. Yes, I lament the taking down of my Christmas tree and associated festive tat, theContinue reading “Divorced from reality? How the myth of “divorce day” jeopardises good divorce”

2020(s) vision – a better future for the children of separated parents?

Entering a new year – no, decade – I resolved, along with the usual aspirations of getting back to the gym, doing dry January, moaning less about Manchester United/my commute and achieving better work/life balance, to turn my hand to (occasional only, honestly) blogging. As I pondered what topic my first, momentous (ahem) blog wouldContinue reading “2020(s) vision – a better future for the children of separated parents?”