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
‘The parents screamed and swore at me,’ says a Sunday Times headline for an article explaining why the ‘visionary head’ of...Read more
The following are my personal views arising from Greta’s words .
On climate change
Like Greta, I am with David Attenborough and...Read more
The Harris Federation entered hundreds of native English speakers into an exam designed for speakers of English as a second...Read more
‘ Outsourcing has been hit by a string of recent failures, but that does not mean that outsourcing has failed. Labour should...Read more
Young people are right to care about the future. But marching while skipping school is only one, and not necessarily the most...Read more
Probably the most important short statement ever made about teaching and learning is this from Vygotsky.
As we know from...Read more
The values of the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust are ‘clear, explicit and shared across the trust’, Ofsted wrote in its second...Read more
'We [the Treasury] were able to increase the education budget by £1.3 billion last year... ', the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss told...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
‘Inspirational and dedicated strategic leadership’ is provided by the chief executive officer, Dr Jennifer Blunden, at Truro and...Read more
Schools Minister Nick Gibb has a new enemy in his sites: ‘futurologists’.
Futurologists attempt to...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