Comprehensive schools

As protests grow at so many aspects of current policy - from an impoverished curriculum to the diminishment of local democracy, the erosion of... Read more
This is a summary version of the full article which you can read here Although this could be one my most important articles in relation to improving... Read more
Phasing out private and grammar schools in the UK is essential if the increasingly cross party call for ‘equality of opportunity for all’ is serious... Read more
I am writing this shortly after the Chancellor, George Osborne, made his March 2016 budget announcement that all the remaining Local Authority... Read more
LSN readers may have been a little puzzled by headlines yesterday, including in the Guardian, proclaiming ‘Soaring state schools threaten private... Read more
Thank you, I am delighted to be here. This book is a truly collaborative effort, a distillation of the thinking and writing of the four founders of... Read more
The launch last week of LSN’s first book The Truth About Our Schools at Goldsmiths, University of London, covered in detail here , provided a good... Read more
My daughter is in Year 11 at a non-selective school in Kent. She will take her GCSEs this year and is working incredible hard with her revision. She... Read more
I am bitterly disappointed with Morgan’s decision on Kent, it is weak and unthinking in terms of how many more children will have to be divided into... Read more
After our phenomenal success in the 2012 Olympics, comprehensive educated Mo Farah, Jess Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford have won gold medals in the... Read more
I have taught for most of my career in comprehensive schools and strongly believe in them, not only because of my personal experiences but because... Read more
Earlier this year I wrote this post about the Prime Minister's claim to Margaret Hodge, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, that academy funding... Read more