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
The government’s curriculum programme trials have raised serious questions about the timing of the pilots, their scale, links...Read more
‘…there is no evidence from the attainment data that these [exam] reforms helped lower-attaining pupils,’ concludes Education Datalab in its...Read more
Is the Department for Education media department a computer programmed with stock phrases?
No matter...Read more
Probably the most important short statement ever made about teaching and learning is this from Vygotsky.
As we know from...Read more
School refusal, school exclusions, self harm, drug culture, gang violence, social media and child suicides all appear to be linked, but...Read more
The purpose of schools is to fill the heads of children with knowledge. Who could argue with that? It’s obvious right?
What should schools concentrate on? Building confidence? Encouraging ‘grit’ and resilience? Developing ‘character’? Focusing on...Read more
GCSEs and A levels should be replaced with graduation at 18, Robert Halfon, chair of the Education Select Committee, is expected...Read more