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
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