Disadvantaged pupils, those eligible for the pupil premium, will be able to ‘benefit from world class education’ because the...Read more
Setting up new selective schools is forbidden by law, but there’s a way to get around this ban. Existing grammars can apply to...Read more
‘…polls consistently prove public opinion supports the expansion of grammar schools.’
So said Iain...Read more
The HEPI paper claiming grammar schools play a ‘significant role in supporting social mobility’ was incomplete and inaccurate, write three...Read more
‘… comprehensive schools, catering as they do for a broad range of abilities, teach at a level which enables pupils with the...Read more
‘…we’ve long been technical education snobs in this country,’ said Education secretary Damian Hinds in a speech at Battersea Power...Read more
I have just watched Emily Thornbury on the Andrew Marr show (11 Nov 2018) being asked about the view of the London Mayor that, “the problem would...Read more
This 1999 paper by Professor Michael Shayer is of enormous significance for the future of the English education system and the way that school...Read more
This is the title of a Guardian article which appeared on 11 September 2018. The following (in italics) are excerpts.
Major study of 1.8...Read more
Shortly to be published research by Professor Michael Shayer reveals an accidental breakthrough in how highly significant cognitive development in...Read more
Dr Montacute’s article is linked to a Sutton Trust media release of 31 July 2018, purporting to show that high attaining disadvantaged pupils are...Read more
Consider these quotes from this recent Guardian article .
The system is now pushing schools and their heads to prioritise “the interests...Read more
This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country.
Thirty years ago this summer the Great...Read more
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust .
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s...Read more
Selective schools have long been associated with higher achievement in exams at 16. This achievement plays a major part in marketing for ‘top’...Read more
Conservatives are ignoring the ‘huge success right before their nose,’ wrote Fraser Nelson in the Telegraph earlier this month.
And what...Read more