“Too Tough To Teach’ – documentary about the Ian Mikardo High School in East London. “The documentaries, filmed by producer/director Isabel Cook over six months earlier this year, showed the struggles boys go through when they join the school, and how, supported by calm and committed staff, they make progress. Ian Mikardo is unconventional because we have no rules, no rewards, no punishments and because we don’t practice physical restraint. Instead staff focus on listening, talking, developing communication skills and showing students how to show respect.” Ian Mikardo High School website
more info on the film/school: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/26/school-no-rules-teaches-unteachable-ian-mikardo
12 November, 7-10pm, all welcome!