School types

Since becoming HMCI in January, Amanda Spielman has had a lot to say about the regrettable effects of the accountability system of which she is...

Read more

Roger’s latest piece is another closely-reasoned critique of the ‘culture of training’ which is taking hold in English schools. The piece is...

Read more

Answer: when it’s a general cognitive ability.

In the behaviourist ideology of the Global Education Reform Movement (GERM) that is...

Read more

This is the latest example from a BBC report of 3 August.

“The very poorest children in England have fallen even further behind their...

Read more

Mellissa Benn wrote powerfully about this in a Guardian article of 18 July 201 7:

There could not be a more favourable time for the...

Read more

This is an abridged version of the full article which can be found here .

Politics and education are inseparable and always have been....

Read more

The Conservative Party policy on grammar schools is abhorrent. It would take a blog and a half to recount all the evidence that has been...

Read more

This chart is taken from this article in The Conversation, and shows the proportion of children that get into grammar schools by...

Read more

This Guardian article reports research arguing for the existence of a class-based conspiracy to prevent the children of poor families getting...

Read more

The last week has not been good for schools worried about money. The Chancellor seems immune to warnings about the state of school funding. The...

Read more

At the end of last year the Local Schools Network website passed one million unique viewers, in the years since our launch. Here are our top ten...

Read more

I do think we’re at a time, as a country, where this stuff really fits pretty well with economic crises … when you’re in a situation when you’re...

Read more

As our government zigzags on yet another approach for schools, I wonder why, unlike most countries, we can’t settle on a model and Get It Right...

Read more

A group of Kent head teachers has asked us to publish this letter that they have written to Theresa May regarding her policy of opening new...

Read more

Since I published this article I have received a lot of email correspondence from internationally respected academics. The general thrust of this...

Read more

This article shows that the East Asian education systems that come out at the top of the PISA rankings sink to the bottom half of the table when...

Read more

After the EU referendum I wrote an article which began by drawing attention to comments made by Conservative Party elder statesman, former...

Read more

Ever since Theresa May announced her policy of more grammar schools, I have been trying to work out the reasoning. Surely if it is not defeated in...

Read more