The Guardian of 2 September 2018 carried this story from which I quote as follows (in italics). Parents have criticised the use of isolation booths... Read more
Rise in number of disappearing KS4 pupils Off-rolling, whereby secondary schools exclude pupils likely to lower an overall pass rate, is illegal.... Read more
Alleged ‘grade inflation’ hasn't ended Remember when Michael Gove used to bang on about grade inflation? His reformed GCSEs, rushed, untrialled, and... Read more
Zero-tolerance risks exclusions for minor incidents It’s reasonable for schools to have ‘zero-tolerance’ policies towards ‘drugs or weapons’, cross-... Read more
Governors of St Olave’s grammar school were ‘mortified’ they had ‘probably’ broken the law when they asked A-level pupils with low Year 12 exam... Read more
St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Grammar School, a Voluntary Aided selective school in Orpington, has refused to allow about 16 of its Y12 pupils to enter... Read more
This article is an extract from a forthcoming book, The Long Game: The Lessons We Can Learn From Long-Serving Teachers, which will be published this... Read more
“There is strong evidence that higher ambition and higher floor standards lead to higher standards.” DfE Press release, July 2013. In August the... Read more
I have always believed that with freedoms there are responsibilities. I am very worried that this new freedom and autonomy will see the abuse of the... Read more