Monday, 15 August 2016
The GIRFEC grammarian who uses the language of wellbeing
The head teacher at Ayr Grammar explains her approach to GIRFEC.
“At Ayr Grammar we have a very holistic
approach to health and wellbeing. To us health and wellbeing and the
GIRFEC agenda are not two separate things. They run very much in
parallel with each other. We use the language of GIRFEC; we use the
language of health and wellbeing all the time with the children. That
filters right down into the classroom where the staff are having lots of
conversations about the children`s health and wellbeing, experiences
“The children are involved in tracking that but most importantly it`s
about the language that the children are using and they`ve got a very
heightened awareness of what health and wellbeing means and what getting
it right for them means in practice in school.”
“In terms of planning for health and wellbeing the staff not only
consider the health and wellbeing experiences and outcomes but they also
have to consider the wellbeing indicators within that.”
There`s a woman who knows how to speak
jargon, and the world is full of them. While she is expected to have
children achieve critical thinking in her school, she has never quite
achieved that herself. But let`s not be too hard on her. She has been
worked on relentlessly.
However, I can`t help wondering what
Deputy First Minister John Swinney is cooking up, as a response to the
Supreme Court judgment which was that the data sharing aspect of the
Named Person scheme is unlawful.
He has gone off to consult with his
stakeholder/supporter/collaborator friends while ignoring the potential
input to any discussion with those who succeeded in pointing out the
human rights breaches to his plans.
We know he had insisted that these plans
should be defended aggressively. And now he`s instructed local
authorities to do what they have been doing all along [ho, ho] and to
adhere to data protection and human rights legislation. If so, I cannot
imagine what they were supposed to have been defending aggressively.
One might say: What has all the fuss been about? A voluntary `named person` scheme is just fine, isn` it?
It is obvious that this is a scratchy yarn of a tale, a face-saving spinning exercise.
As the video exposes above, children`s
education in Scotland has been pulverised, smashed to Girfecking
nonsense. An integrated, holistic catastrophe. These collaborators sing,
they dance, they draw wellbeing wheels with children and spout
children`s rights without ever telling children of the rights they were
going to lose with the implementation of GIRFEC..
Manipulation to the nth degree. And shame on every adult who took part, and still do.
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