SATS: One Parent’s Dilemma English children are now the most heavily tested in the world – and a revolt is building within weeks of the Year 2 and... 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
Contact: 07870 682442, henry@happy.co.uk The government has announced that all schools are to be forced to become academies . However the data is... Read more
On Friday all the major British newspapers ran remarkably similar headlines on the story about research from Durham University, comparing private and... Read more
The cognitive development of individual pupils should become the key objective of the primary and secondary school curriculum and there should be no... 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
MISLEADING IMPLICATION According to the dictionary , ‘transformed’ means ‘to change (something) completely and usually in a good way.’ That’s what I... Read more
Social mobility, or rather evidence of the increasing lack of it, is rarely out of the news. In my book, ‘ Learning Matters ‘ I argue that, ‘there is... 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
The DfE's press release on today's GCSE data was originally titled " academies lead the way as school performance tables are published ", as the URL... 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
Once upon a time schools complained of ‘whiplash’ when working under Michael Gove, wrote Laura McInerney in her School Weeks’ editorial (15 January... Read more
The following is from an article thatappeared in the Sunday Times on 10 January 2016. I have read the full version in the newspaper. "Tens of... Read more
MORGAN AND PISA 2000 The Department for Education has admitted to the UK Statistics Authority* that its quality assurance didn’t prevent the ‘... Read more
I’ve rolled my eyes many times over pontificating politicians confusing ‘systematic’ and ‘synthetic’ when discussing phonics. But it’s more serious... Read more
Children should learn ‘fundamental, abstract mathematics’ such as Pythagoras’s theorem, schools minister Nick Gibb told the Schools Week/FE Week*... Read more