Michael Gove’s bid to become the next prime minister began with contemplating the fickle nature of fate. What would have...Read more
Could it be the Department for Education is using schools minister Nick Gibb as an Aunt Sally?
‘…there is no evidence from the attainment data that these [exam] reforms helped lower-attaining pupils,’ concludes Education Datalab in its...Read more
‘The parents screamed and swore at me,’ says a Sunday Times headline for an article explaining why the ‘visionary head’ of...Read more
The Harris Federation entered hundreds of native English speakers into an exam designed for speakers of English as a second...Read more
Is the Department for Education media department a computer programmed with stock phrases?
No matter...Read more
Probably the most important short statement ever made about teaching and learning is this from Vygotsky.
As we know from...Read more
89% of public sector bodies which submitted data to the Department for Education did not meet the public sector...Read more
GCSEs and A levels should be replaced with graduation at 18, Robert Halfon, chair of the Education Select Committee, is expected...Read more
This was the subject of the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme broadcast on 4 February 2019.
As the number of children leaving...Read more
I have recently written a number of articles on the subject of the ‘Attainment Gap’ and the ‘Pupil Premium’. Having discovered the email...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
Many struggle to recruit pupils, ten have closed
The University Technical College (UTC) initiative is failing, an...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