‘…we’ve long been technical education snobs in this country,’ said Education secretary Damian Hinds in a speech at Battersea Power...Read more
Misleading Ofsted stats cited again…
Nick Gibb : ‘In 2010, just 66% of pupils were attending schools judged by Ofsted to be good or...Read more
The present system in England harms all pupils
There’s something in the air – and it’s not just too-early Christmas music...Read more
ASCL launches inquiry into system leaving pupils 'deflated'
The Association of Schools and Colleges has launched an...Read more
‘Ten years of success’ or five years of poor teaching? Can’t be both
‘ The Folkestone Academy is absolutely a success...Read more
Evidence that the title of this article should be taken seriously can be found here and here .
On 7 October 2018 I wrote to the Fair...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
Schools’ fault says Ofsted
4,700 pupils who took the higher tier reformed GCSE combined science exam in 2018 were awarded...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
Rise in number of disappearing KS4 pupils
Off-rolling, whereby secondary schools exclude pupils likely to lower an...Read more
Alleged ‘grade inflation’ hasn't ended
Remember when Michael Gove used to bang on about grade inflation? His reformed...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
Nine in ten local authority schools are good or outstanding
According to schools minister Nick Gibb, speaking to the...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