Conservative

This is a very important publication by Reclaiming Schools/NUT. It is about the corruption and degradation of the primary school curriculum in... Read more
Non-association private schools, those fee-paying schools not associated to groups affiliated to the Independent Schools Council ( ISC ), are less... Read more
The Department for Education (DfE) said it could spot bogus submissions to its consultations, it told Schools Week . A spokesperson said there were ‘... Read more
‘… the Schools that Work for Everyone consultation [aims] to seek the widest possible range of views on how the Government can build upon these... Read more
It’s obvious – if schools choose only the brightest poor pupils, children eligible for free schools meals (FSM) who pass the 11+, then there will be... Read more
The Department for Education has accepted a questionnaire response from Ebenezer Scrooge. The survey completed in his name canvasses parents and... Read more
The Department of Education has been ticked off by the UK Statistics Authority again. This time it was for a tweet (now withdrawn) which said: “70%... Read more
Schools minister Nick Gibb didn’t wait to make a speech before citing research by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) which supposedly damned... Read more
( Posted on behalf of Trevor Fisher ) Forty years ago this autumn the Labour Prime Minister, James Callaghan, gave a speech at Ruskin College in... Read more
The Government’s ambition to open 500 new free schools is not ambitious enough, says Toby Young, the new director of the New Schools Network , the... Read more
The Government isn’t planning to reintroduce the 11+, claimed former Education Secretary Michael Gove on The World at One *. This would be ‘totally... Read more
My book, ‘Learning Matters’, was published before ‘Attainment 8’ and ‘Progress 8’ were finalised and published. This article is therefore something... Read more
John Bolt of the SEA writes: Teresa May’s decision to re-open the issue of grammar schools – and secondary moderns - has trained a spotlight directly... Read more
Headteachers’ role as the ‘key educator and leader of learning’ is seen as important but is ‘no longer the predominant activity,’ says a report into... Read more
Posted on behalf of Trevor Fisher Why are Westminster politicians so deeply resistant to evidence on educational issues? Expert opinion counts for... Read more
Ever since Theresa May announced her policy of more grammar schools, I have been trying to work out the reasoning. Surely if it is not defeated in... Read more
‘How to win the argument against grammar schools’. Sam Freedman, former advisor to Michael Gove, gave an impassioned response at the ResearchEd... Read more
The Grammar Green Paper is called, without a trace of irony, Schools that work for everyone . But its proposals are only likely to ‘work’, if they... Read more