You would think the Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield would know better. She is, after all, supposed to be the advocate for...Read more
The ethnicity ‘attainment gap’
The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has produced a table showing ‘attainment gaps’ for ethnic...Read more
Sir Kenneth Baker, former education secretary from 1986-89, fired a broadside against GCSE reforms in England in a letter to the...Read more
Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey has again been judged to require improvement by Ofsted. Its provision for 16-19 year-olds was good...Read more
Controversial Great Yarmouth Charter Academy (GYCA) was judged good this month.
GYCA is run by...Read more
This is essentially an issue typical of historical interactions between the private and public sectors. It is currently topical in the English...Read more
Falmouth School, Cornwall, has been served with a ‘ Termination Warning Letter ’ by Dominic Herrington, the National Schools...Read more
Transcripts on government websites of speeches by politicians and officials are usually accompanied by the speaker’s mugshot. But this wasn’t the...Read more
An alternative provision unit run by TBAP, the academy trust investigated by Panorama in March after whistleblowers alleged...Read more
Why are increasing numbers of children being physically restrained in mainstream and special schools?
On 25 February 2019 TES carried a...Read more
Should there be a rule preventing MPs from repeating questions that have already been adressed many times in the current...Read more
Schools ministers have constantly hyped how much better schools are now than when Labour left office in 2010. But recent Ofsted...Read more
Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman has again called for the outstanding school exemption to be lifted . This follows the release of...Read more
60 fee-paying schools so far this year* have been sent warnings from the Department for Education after inspections found they...Read more
In Loco Parentis
Throughout my teaching career the legal and professional advice to schools and individual teachers was at all times to...Read more
State-funded primary schools are doing so well that ‘wealthy, ambitious parents’ are saving private school fees and opting for...Read more
You can read Part 1 ‘The role of religion’ here .
The first important step is to point out the difference between the state and the...Read more