We're told there is no money for education but Theresa May has turned the ESFA upside down, given them a damned good shaking, and found £400m of...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
The Department for Education’s use of statistics has often been criticised by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA). Using flawed figures to claim...Read more
Mellissa Benn wrote powerfully about this in a Guardian article of 18 July 201 7:
There could not be a more favourable time for the...Read more
The Conservative Party policy on grammar schools is abhorrent. It would take a blog and a half to recount all the evidence that has been...Read more
This Guardian article reports research arguing for the existence of a class-based conspiracy to prevent the children of poor families getting...Read more
As our government zigzags on yet another approach for schools, I wonder why, unlike most countries, we can’t settle on a model and Get It Right...Read more
A group of Kent head teachers has asked us to publish this letter that they have written to Theresa May regarding her policy of opening new...Read more
Fed up with a couple of years failing to persuade the Information Commissioner and the courts that simply releasing 11+ test marks will undermine...Read more
Ever since Theresa May announced her policy of more grammar schools, I have been trying to work out the reasoning. Surely if it is not defeated in...Read more
I visited my MP's surgery to discuss problems with the grammar school system in Kent, but he told me he supports the government’s plan to build...Read more
Melissa Benn, Chair of Comprehensive Future, annotates Theresa May’s supposedly ‘One Nation’ speech on the steps of Downing Street on...Read more
Kent County Council created a commission to review social mobility in Kent grammar schools and its final report can be read here . The social...Read more
I am a proscribed organisation.
I wasn’t even aware of the fact until the recent news coverage of Schools Adjudicator Dr Elizabeth...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...Read more