PISA

Hinds's defence (or is it defiance?) is ill-founded

The education secretary Damian Hinds defended the ‘broad thrust’ of data claims made...

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Forget global – DfE compares UK with G7 for more flattering comparison

The Department for Education (DfE) is attempting...

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Per capita spending in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland higher in 2016/17 than in 2012/13

Per head public spending on...

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This 1999 paper by Professor Michael Shayer is of enormous significance for the future of the English education system and the way that school...

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Consider these quotes from this recent Guardian article .

The system is now pushing schools and their heads to prioritise “the interests...

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Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust .

Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s...

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He’s only been in the job since the beginning of January, but education secretary Damian Hinds has already been criticised by the UK Statistics...

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The headline is true. But it’s also mischievous and misleading. Mischievous because it attempts to demonize free schools. It’s an antidote to...

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Pupils who engage in enquiry-based learning in science perform at a lower level in international PISA science tests than those who had ‘teacher-...

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Ministers have insisted GCSE reforms were essential to bring England in line with countries which perform highly in the three-yearly international...

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You, too, can earn millions if you’re a teacher. That’s the message from Mark Steed, director of Dubai-based Jumeirah English Speaking School (...

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I recently received this link to a video posted on Facebook .

It is presented by Michael Moore and appears to have been made on a visit to...

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Cue the usual media images of girls gleefully celebrating their results and Executive Principals extolling the excellence of their schools. There...

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This is the latest example from a BBC report of 3 August.

“The very poorest children in England have fallen even further behind their...

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' Curriculum for Excellence fears add to surge in home schooling’ booms the Times today.

It claims the rising number of home educated...

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This is an abridged version of the full article which can be found here .

Politics and education are inseparable and always have been....

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England outperformed Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in the 2015 international PISA tests and it’s because of the ‘core-knowledge’ curriculum...

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Michael Gove said he would ‘listen and learn’ in his new job as Environment Secretary.

Speaking on Radio 4 Today (13 June 2017*), Gove...

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