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At the Mad Hatter’s tea party, the March Hare tells Alice that she should say what she means.

‘I do,’ Alice replied; ‘at least—at least I...

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‘Gove rants at clock-watching civil servants’

Sunday Times, 21 January 2018

The Environment Secretary  ‘accused senior civil servants...

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‘They don’t give a monkey’s what the music is, whether it’s Schubert in German or the theme from Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines,...

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I’ve had no problems in the past getting the names of academies which have changed hands in a particular period.  I’ve asked the Department of...

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When a contractor on a public contract enters into a sub-contract, there must be a clause in the sub-contract saying payment of valid invoices...

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It’s over five years since the Olympic Games security saga.  The army had to be hauled in because private contractor G4S didn’t provide enough...

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Unions are calling for an enquiry into the collapse of Carillion, the global construction firm and provider of support services to the NHS,...

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Toby Young is ‘not being allowed redemption for past offensive remarks despite his endeavours in schools’, said Catherine Pepinster on Radio 4...

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It’s nearly two years since Liam Nolan, CEO of Perry Beeches Academy Trust (PBAT), left under a cloud.  PBAT had been slapped with a Financial...

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The Chief Executive of the Diocese of Leicester Academy Trust (DLAT), David Morris, transformed culture at the trust, inspectors wrote after a...

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It’s happened before.  And it’s likely to happen again.  The Department for Education (DfE) publishes an announcement with misleading data.  This...

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Toby Young’s views on ‘progressive eugenics’ are ‘incredibly dark and very dangerous stuff’, said Robert Halfon MP, chair of the Education Select...

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Pupils who engage in enquiry-based learning in science perform at a lower level in international PISA science tests than those who had ‘teacher-...

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Recruitment of teachers is expensive and not always successful.  In September 2017, the National Audit Office  surveyed school leaders and found...

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Former education secretary Michael Gove tweeted yesterday in support of Toby Young’s appointment to the board of the Office for Students (OfS):...

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