Ofsted chief, Amanda Spielman, published a ‘commentary on school funding’ this morning. But the blog, potentially embarrassing...Read more
It’s essential for young people to be able to talk to ‘providers of technical education and apprenticeships’ in school if they...Read more
State-funded schools ‘should be incentivised to develop essential life skills’, recommends the Sutton Trust.
Given the loathing felt by...Read more
Yesterday, the Tate group asked the new government to provide sufficient funding for an ‘arts-rich curriculum’.... Read more
Key Stage 2 tests became more difficult in 2016 after a ‘curriculum revamp’, said The Times .
This site’s being saying it for years: reforms to state education in England introduced by Michael Gove are a retrograde step...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
This is essentially an issue typical of historical interactions between the private and public sectors. It is currently topical in the English...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
Should there be a rule preventing MPs from repeating questions that have already been adressed many times in the current...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
When Donald met Ron
In the autumn of 2016, Donald Trump paid a visit to a charter school in Cleveland, Ohio. Candidate Trump...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
Could it be the Department for Education is using schools minister Nick Gibb as an Aunt Sally?
The Bishop Anthony Educational Trust (BEAT) has ‘not been successful enough’ in improving schools with significant weaknesses,...Read more