T-levels, the Level Three technical equivalent to A levels, are presented as the ‘technical gold standard’ by the government....Read more
The Children’s Commissioner’s briefing entitled ‘ The children leaving school with nothing’ published last week, is inaccurately...Read more
You would think the Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield would know better. She is, after all, supposed to be the advocate for...Read more
Sir Kenneth Baker, former education secretary from 1986-89, fired a broadside against GCSE reforms in England in a letter to the...Read more
The new education secretary Gavin Williamson is, he says, the first one ‘to personally take charge of further education and...Read more
Thousands of young people received results today but there’s been little media interest.
Tomorrow will...Read more
‘…there is no evidence from the attainment data that these [exam] reforms helped lower-attaining pupils,’ concludes Education Datalab in its...Read more
The Harris Federation entered hundreds of native English speakers into an exam designed for speakers of English as a second...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
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 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
Learndirect, the largest commercial provider of further education (FE) was rated Inadequate in March 2017*. Nevertheless, it will still receive...Read more
A joint investigation by FE Week and the Financial Times which culminated in a court case has successfully overturned a ban on publication of a...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
I was prompted to write this article by a recent telephone conversation with the complaints section of my Electricity Supply company. I won’t bore...Read more