Parents

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
LSN readers may have been a little puzzled by headlines yesterday, including in the Guardian, proclaiming ‘Soaring state schools threaten private... Read more
According to press reports this weekend Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha are considering sending their son to a private London day... 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
‘It's hardly surprising that most people have never heard of RSCs and even those who have are unclear about their role,’ Neil Carmichael, Chair of... Read more
How does a famous columnist even have the gall to suggest that ‘as a start in life ( going to a comprehensive) …is right up there with dying at the... Read more
A popular head teacher killed herself after shortly after inspectors said her school was Inadequate, an inquest has heard. Carol Ann Woodward became... Read more
A father and daughter have written this piece for us about their experience of life in a selective local authority. I don’t want to denigrate my... Read more
Robert Bruce Middle School, Kempston, Bedford, is consulting on whether to become an academy. A letter to parents says the consultation runs until... Read more
I’ve got a new T-Shirt. It’s printed with this slogan: ‘Primary Charter 4 Too Young to Test’. A bit of fun? Yes. But there’s a serious message. This... Read more
In the end, perhaps, it passed with more of a whimper than a bang. Or rather, the bang was elsewhere – with the question of Tory tax evasion,... Read more
I live in an area where there are many schools close by. I discovered when applying for a reception place that I lived 50 yards further away from the... Read more
90% of parents said their child’s school was good or very good, the second wave Longitudinal Study of Young People in England revealed. The study,... Read more
As a parent and social researcher I believe the "Voluntary Contributions" asked of parents undermine the United Nations Convention on the Rights of... Read more
‘The level of parental dissatisfaction with the education system has been laid bare in new figures that show more than a third of mothers and fathers... Read more
My son's school had informed my son during his first day of Year 13 that the school will no longer be teaching a subject he will be doing for A2. He... Read more
‘The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another…’ First line of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Read this... Read more