Does your family make you smarter? by James Flynn Book Review by Roger Titcombe James Flynn is an internationally respected, towering figure in the... Read more
This is a short version of the full article which appears here I will address these issues in the reverse order that they appear in the title. The... Read more
In the autumn of 1973, an article by Milton Friedman appeared in the New York Times . Entitled ‘Selling Schools like Groceries’, the piece was part... Read more
For one month only, 16 August to 16 September 2016, there are five copies of our book, The Truth about Our Schools: Exposing the Myths Exploring the... Read more
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23.07.16 by
It's been a busy couple of weeks. No I don't mean trying to keep up with the headlines or the fallout from the headlines, though I can't say that isn... Read more
I have the consent of 'Disappointed Idealist' to write an article on my website based on his latest post on leaving the teaching profession. It is... Read more
English school children are among the most tested in the world. Yet there’s no evidence frequent, mandatory, national tests raise educational... Read more
This week (20 June), former Chancellor and Tory elder statesman Ken Clarke stated that the referendum should never have been called because the... 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
There was much crowing when schools minister Nick Gibb flunked a grammar question on Today . The Sun , for example, sent him to the ‘bottom of the... Read more
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15.05.16 by
I am a retired (2003) headteacher. The mother of two of our grandchildren is Vietnamese. Vietnam is too hot to visit in the school summer holidays.... Read more
‘My fellow animals. I am aware there are squeaks of protest against our rigorous grammar test for young animals. But if our young animals have... Read more
As protests grow at so many aspects of current policy - from an impoverished curriculum to the diminishment of local democracy, the erosion of... Read more
Education secretary Nicky Morgan firmly believes ‘rigorous tests’ at Key Stage 2 will reduce the proportion of English pupils who are low performers... Read more
There are many valid political, social and administrative arguments against compulsory academisation, but the most important objections are... Read more
Rumblings of discontent about education policy in England are developing into a roar. And it’s not from the usual suspects known collectively as ‘the... Read more
This is a summary version of the full article which you can read here Although this could be one my most important articles in relation to improving... Read more
Bradley Simmons, Ofsted regional director for the South East, recently wrote to Reading Borough Council raising concerns about the drop in GCSE... Read more