You would think the Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield would know better. She is, after all, supposed to be the advocate for...Read more
Behaviourism is back and it’s taking over
A ‘delivery’ paradigm is taking over English schools. In our marketised education system the...Read more
Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s chief adviser who was once consigliere to Michael Gove at the Department for Education, is ‘...Read more
The ethnicity ‘attainment gap’
The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has produced a table showing ‘attainment gaps’ for ethnic...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
Falmouth School, Cornwall, has been served with a ‘ Termination Warning Letter ’ by Dominic Herrington, the National Schools...Read more
It’s vital to fight fake news, education secretary Damian Hinds said in a recent press release .
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
Why are increasing numbers of children being physically restrained in mainstream and special schools?
On 25 February 2019 TES carried a...Read more
Should there be a rule preventing MPs from repeating questions that have already been adressed many times in the current...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
Doug McAvoy NUT general secretary from 1989 to 2004, died on May 12, aged 80.
The Times obituary,...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
‘The parents screamed and swore at me,’ says a Sunday Times headline for an article explaining why the ‘visionary head’ of...Read more