ALL VIEWS ARE MY OWN
“Tarjinder is particularly keen to challenge the orthodoxies she sees in primary schools, arguing against “nurturing” approaches to challenging behaviour and anti-academic approaches to the content of education.
She has also written about her background and how attitudes to race have, in her experience, differed between the generations in her own family and between the different parts of this country that she has lived and worked in.
She has also discussed gender identities, particularly how they influence education, rejecting narratives about victimhood: “Straight-jacketing oneself into socially constructed gender stereotypes just so you can smear those who disagree with you and calling oneself a feminist to escape scrutiny or challenge is all very well. Just don’t be surprised when others see through this.”
*said Leo to his parents during his Oscar acceptance speech.
“That’s nice (you’ve been invited to a meeting with Nick Gibb at the DfE). Make sure you go round your brothers and collect the food I brought in yesterday. And have the tupperware ready for when I visit next. I am running out of boxes.”