English school children are among the most tested in the world. Yet there’s no evidence frequent, mandatory, national tests raise educational... Read more
In years to come, the message sent to leading Brexiteer, Michael Gove, by his wife, Sarah Vine, may become to be known as the ‘Lady Macbeth email’.... Read more
All non-selective secondary schools are failing if 32% of pupils identified as high ability in Key Stage 2 tests don’t achieve A-A* in GCSE English... Read more
The EU Referendum debate increasingly appears to be like episodes of Dad’s Army. Each side has its Captain Mainwaring addressing the troops with the... Read more
‘Pupils let down by their parents: White British children are overtaken by 10 other ethnic groups by the age of 16 as alarming report shows their... Read more
International test results show how England’s education system needs further reform, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan in the foreword to the... Read more
The Education White Paper , published today, confirms the forced conversion of all English schools to become academies by 2022. This will cost... Read more
Yesterday, the Guardian published an excellent piece by journalist John Harris on the death of creativity and enjoyment of learning our state school... Read more
‘Call to ban students with poor English and maths from universities’, says TES commenting on the OECD report ‘Building Skills for All: Review of... 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
Many years ago, when I was a physics teacher, I gave a test like this to my top set Y11 GCSE students. The results were very poor. I have since... Read more
This is a free + interactive eCourse covering the content of the Politics in Education Summit . With 5 emails over 5 days we’ll learn how to recast... Read more
Nearly five years ago my Christmas shopping was interrupted by a Daily Mail headline: Travesty of our Stagnating Schools . This ‘damning indictment’... Read more
The last Labour government ‘let down young people, as PISA showed us that between 2000 and 2009 the UK fell further and further behind the countries... Read more
This year’s lecture will have an international perspective. It will look at why it is that education is not making the contribution that we would... Read more
Schools minister Nick Gibb is triumphant – the increased proportion of pupils passing the phonics screening test vindicates Government reforms in the... Read more
Dame Sally Coates, ex-head of Burlington Danes Academy and now director of United Learning’s southern academies, thinks teachers in England should be... Read more