Cue the usual media images of girls gleefully celebrating their results and Executive Principals extolling the excellence of their schools. There...Read more
' Curriculum for Excellence fears add to surge in home schooling’ booms the Times today.
It claims the rising number of home educated...Read more
England outperformed Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in the 2015 international PISA tests and it’s because of the ‘core-knowledge’ curriculum...Read more
Michael Gove said he would ‘listen and learn’ in his new job as Environment Secretary.
Speaking on Radio 4 Today (13 June 2017*), Gove...Read more
Schools Minister Nick Gibb attacks education ‘experts’ in his speech to Education World Forum. But he then sets himself up as an expert.
1. Is it the schools, the parents or the children?
The Chinese education system regularly scores highly in the international PISA tests,...Read more
Schools minister Nick Gibb ‘inadvertently’ repeated the discredited claim that the UK’s position in PISA tables had fallen from 2000. This faulty...Read more
Zombie statistics rose from the dead yesterday in Parliament when Angela Rayner , shadow education secretary, called on the government to review...Read more
The current controversy over the owners’responsibility for the collapse of the high street retailer BHS – on top of the shareholders’ revolt over...Read more
Education secretary Nicky Morgan firmly believes ‘rigorous tests’ at Key Stage 2 will reduce the proportion of English pupils who are low...Read more
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan tried to damp down fears that thousands of primary schools would fail new floor standards by saying the...Read more