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Headmistress in the Media

Our Headmistress discusses education, human nature and original sin vs original goodness with Steve Chalke, the founder of numerous Oasis Trust schools.
75 mins.
Our headmistress talks about enforcing tough love while setting high standards and encouraging the empowerment of children’s learning. This includes adopting traditional values so that teachers lead their classrooms with respected authority as well as encouraging parents to lead their children’s education by setting a good example. She also discusses critical race theory, learning the Michaela way, and the pros and cons of technology in the classroom.
65 mins
Our Headmistress speaks on This Morning about the importance of parents supporting their children’s learning at home to supplement their school education.
2 mins.
Our Headmistress speaks with Nick Ferrari about the benefits of supporting children’s learning at home. She discusses how parents can support their children’s learning, by reading with them, having discussions with them, and counting with them.
5mins
A brief clip of the MP Liz Truss speaking about Katharine Birbalsingh’s appointment as the Chair of the Social Mobility Commission in the House of Commons.
1 min.
Our Headmistress outlines the three areas she wants to focus on as Chair of the Social Mobility Commission. These areas are education, families and the importance of children to be surrounded by adults who have high standards and high expectations, and improving apprenticeships and routes into work. She also speaks about how being strict and keeping expectations high is difficult, but how doing this helps children to succeed in life and gives them consistent routines and expectations.
12 mins.
Our Headmistress joined Unapologetic to talk about the rules at Michaela and why they work.
2 mins
In this video, our Headmistress speaks about the ideas she would like to implement in her new role as Chair of the Social Mobility Commission, as well as explaining her views on parental responsibility and the dangers of smartphones for children.
6 mins.
Our Headmistress answers questions on a variety of topics, including what she looks for in a successful ‘Michaela’ teacher, how her childhood and family shaped her views on education, and the role and responsibilities of the parent in their child’s education.
23 mins.
Our Headmistress describes her journey in teaching, leading to her speech at the Conservative Party in 2010. She goes on to discuss ‘small c’ conservative values, traditional teaching and adult authority in the classroom, and the way in which Michaela’s rules and values contribute to the success of the school.
52 mins.
A brief clip of the MP Liz Truss speaking about Katharine Birbalsingh’s appointment as the Chair of the Social Mobility Commission in the House of Commons.
1 min.
Our Headmistress speaks about parental expectations and holding high standards, and the meanings of the Michaela Community School motto ‘Work Hard, Be Kind.’
63 mins.
Our Headmistress discusses the issues with gangs, drugs and the streets in the inner-city and how school culture helps to combat this.
49 mins.
This discussion talks about multiculturalism, British values in schools, and teaching British history.
53 mins.
David Starkey and racism, the problems with cancel culture and what this means for discussions about race, and systemic and institutional racism.
69 mins.
Our Headmistress speaks about Black Lives Matter and protests in relation to the killing of George Floyd in the USA, race relations, the discussion over removing statues in the UK.
41 mins.
Our Headmistress and Zuby discuss conservative values, discipline in schools, educational reform, and victimhood.
75 mins.
Our Headmistress gives a small introduction to Michaela Community School and to the school’s new book, The Power of Culture.
3 mins.
Our Headmistress explains how and why the school discourages victimhood in order for pupils to achieve the best they can, and not look for the excuses. She talks about personal responsibility and empowering pupils whatever their background.
5 mins.
Our Headmistress discusses the ‘real life’ Michaela, for whom the school she founded is named, how high expectations and consistency in schools and at home help children, and the school’s two books, which were written by the teachers of the school and edited by Katharine.
67 mins.
Our Headmistress speaks on This Morning about the importance of parents supporting their children’s learning at home to supplement their school education.
2 mins.

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