Mike Fairclough

Mike Fairclough

Author

Mike Fairclough is the Headmaster of West Rise Junior School in East Sussex and author of “Playing With Fire”. Over the years, his initiatives at the school have received national and international acclaim and have been featured on the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and in most of the national newspapers. He teaches his pupils countryside management skills, such as using shotguns, lighting fires and fishing and manages over 120 acres of farmland attached to the school. The pupils, most of which are from deprived backgrounds, exceed all academic targets by the time they leave the school. Mike was trained in Fine Art, at Hornesy School of Art, prior to becoming a teacher. These formative years influenced his creative approach to education and writing and inspired his unconventional approach to life. He lives in East Sussex and in London with his wife and four children.

Mike Fairclough @westrisejunior

My beautiful and resilient family, Sundeep, Tali, Iggy, Luna and Star. Wild Things the lot of them!

I've learned so much about embracing childhood traits in adulthood from these beauties. My new book "Wild Thing" refers to this.

#wildthing #gratitude #BookReview @HayHouseUK

SOME INSPIRAITON for your next family portrait?

@RoyalFamily @ChrisDysonHT @MichaelRosenYes @SimonKidwell @RealGeoffBarton @RaeSnape @VicGoddard and #BraveSchoolLeaders everywhere

Be the Rocket Kids and Rock Stars you all are

Read, Be, Live #WildThingBook

#InspiraNation21 https://twitter.com/westrisejunior/status/1367800648238993410

My beautiful and resilient family, Sundeep, Tali, Iggy, Luna and Star. Wild Things the lot of them!

I've learned so much about embracing childhood traits in adulthood from these beauties. My new book "Wild Thing" refers to this.

#wildthing #gratitude #BookReview @HayHouseUK

Really delighted that @russell_kane the brilliant comedian, writer and actor, has read and given a shout out for my new book "Wild Thing"
I met Russel after appearing on @PackedLunchC4 What a genuine and lovely man he is. Thank you Russell.
@HayHouseUK #books #wildthing

Really delighted that @russell_kane the brilliant comedian, writer and actor, has read and given a shout out for my new book "Wild Thing"
I met Russel after appearing on @PackedLunchC4 What a genuine and lovely man he is. Thank you Russell.
@HayHouseUK #books #wildthing

Great to be with you. Here's the Jamboard we made #CreativityExchange https://www.creativityexchange.org.uk/
@ace_national https://twitter.com/littlegreenamy/status/1367166388067049473

@BradingNeil @LucasLearn @westrisejunior @RMacfarlaneEdu @rethinkassessmt @THIS_Institute @PeterHyman21 @ukEdgePolicy https://rethinkingassessment.com/rethinking-blogs/looking-to-medicine-for-the-cure-for-our-ailing-assessment-system/

GCES is seriously flawed, says John Humphreys in @MailOnline. Why would children who have an enquiring mind 'want to regurgitate when the exam paper is set under their noses. They are victims of the test tyranny.' @rethinkassessmt

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9305405/Grieving-relatives-demand-inquiry-loved-ones-wrongly-certified-virus-victims.html

This video on Bill Gates buying farmland...what do you think?

Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdv06jXloD4

How much more intelligent would it be to have an assessment system like the one used in applied medical knowledge tests, asks @RMacfarlaneEdu in powerful new blog @rethinkassessmt @THIS_Institute @PeterHyman21 @AGMcconville @ukEdgePolicy

LIVE A #CREATIVELIFE21

Be grateful for the little things...

You’ll be happy

Maybe get lucky

Ask @westrisejunior

#EvolvEd21 tomorrow 10am - 1pm https://twitter.com/MissBTeaches_/status/1365581887461330946

@kathsoweni @priyalakhani @RethinkingJames @debrakidd @Rethinking_Kate @robintransition @MichaelRosenYes @westrisejunior @AKMPeterson The latter! Would be great to see you in there Priya - https://rethinking-education.mn.co

⚡️Rethinking Stack. So much challenging and mind opening thinking lovingly penned to steer us & our education system towards thriving young humans. Thank you @rethinkingjames @debrakidd @rethinking_kate @robintransition @priyalakhani @michaelrosenyes @westrisejunior @AKMPeterson

"We must not label a generation negatively if we want them to think clearly for all our futures": headteacher Neil Renton on the importance of avoiding lazy, self-defeating talk of a 'lost' or 'Covid generation' https://buff.ly/2ZrxmNv (HT @pat_sowa)

Thank you very much to the wonderful @MacKenzieSelina for chatting with me on @TRETalkRadio about my new book "Wild Thing" and the importance of embracing a playful and imaginative life.

Check out the legendary Talk Radio Europe!
@HayHouseUK #wildthing

https://www.talkradioeurope.com/

Thank you very much to the wonderful @MacKenzieSelina for chatting with me on @TRETalkRadio about my new book "Wild Thing" and the importance of embracing a playful and imaginative life.

Check out the legendary Talk Radio Europe!
@HayHouseUK #wildthing

https://www.talkradioeurope.com/

On Lifestyles with @MacKenzieSelina from 13.00CET, Mike Fairclough (@westrisejunior) on embracing childhood traits in adulthood, Hilary LeveyFriedman (@hleveyfriedman) on the surprising ways pageants have been an empowering feminist tradition, + Miles Taylor on Queen Victoria

On Lifestyles with @MacKenzieSelina from 13.00CET, Mike Fairclough (@westrisejunior) on embracing childhood traits in adulthood, Hilary LeveyFriedman (@hleveyfriedman) on the surprising ways pageants have been an empowering feminist tradition, + Miles Taylor on Queen Victoria

"Every single scientific breakthrough throughout history has had its roots in someone's imagination".

Mike Fairclough @westrisejunior believes teaching children outdoor life lessons can help boost their imagination- and he says it’s not just for kids!

@hayhouseuk #PackedLunchC4