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
The ethnicity ‘attainment gap’
The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has produced a table showing ‘attainment gaps’ for ethnic...Read more
It might be hoped that a new education secretary would heed warnings by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) about 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
This is a consultation run by TES. This is the blurb.
Nearly a third of students who took...Read more
This is essentially an issue typical of historical interactions between the private and public sectors. It is currently topical in the English...Read more
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