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
Shortly to be published research by Professor Michael Shayer reveals an accidental breakthrough in how highly significant cognitive development in...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
I have received this response from The Sutton Trust to my article questioning the ‘attainment gap’ .
Research by John Goldthorpe has...Read more
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust .
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s...Read more
Learndirect, the largest commercial provider of further education (FE) was rated Inadequate in March 2017*. Nevertheless, it will still receive...Read more
The last Labour manifesto said a Labour government would impose VAT on independent school fees, T he Times wrote on 16 September (behind paywall...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