Private schools

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
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
‘What’s happening in our state schools is little short of a miracle. Staggering advances have been made by teachers and Academies freed from the... Read more
The global education market is worth trillions. And it’s viewed as a very lucrative sector particularly in the USA. That why there’s US pressure to... 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
Finland has slipped down PISA league tables since 2000. This shows the much-lauded Finnish system has failed. That’s the conclusion of Gabriel... Read more
Where is Education in the Election? As the election enters its final stages, it is worrying that education has played a minor part in the campaign.... Read more
This is the fourth of five extracts from our book School Myths: And the Evidence That Blows Them Apart . …private schools are not, it seems, better... 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
'Some pupils told the inspector that there had been incidents where a teacher had given a small ‘slap’ with the hand and others said that this was... Read more
More dodgy data from the DfE The Department for Education has named the best and the worst towns for GCSE results in 2013, the Telegraph claimed. But... Read more
“Tristram Hunt wants free schools and academies to fire teachers illegally” Headline, Daily Telegraph , 2 March 2014 According to the article under... Read more
Ex-schools minister, Nick Gibb, asked Education Secretary Michael Gove if he would bring forward changes in the law to allow the Independent Schools... Read more
This is from the Independent of 6 February. "In 1909, when four old Etonians decided that it was time to put something back into the community to... Read more
Tristram's interview on Channel 4 News on 3 February has been rightly judged to have been dire. Tristram was responding to Michael Gove's... Read more