It’s vital to fight fake news, education secretary Damian Hinds said in a recent press release .
Academies should be allowed to return to the stewardship of their local authority if teachers, parents and locals support the...Read more
Why are increasing numbers of children being physically restrained in mainstream and special schools?
On 25 February 2019 TES carried a...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
In Loco Parentis
Throughout my teaching career the legal and professional advice to schools and individual teachers was at all times to...Read more
The building formerly used by the defunct Manchester Creative Studio is being occupied by property guardian company, Global Guardians, Freedom of...Read more
When Donald met Ron
In the autumn of 2016, Donald Trump paid a visit to a charter school in Cleveland, Ohio. Candidate Trump...Read more
These are profound issues about which there is little consensus in the UK. Elsewhere in the world states and societies are increasingly coming to...Read more
Payments made by Collective Spirit Free School (CSFS), Oldham, and Manchester Creative Studio (MCS) to a related party,...Read more
School refusal, school exclusions, self harm, drug culture, gang violence, social media and child suicides all appear to be linked, but...Read more
The purpose of schools is to fill the heads of children with knowledge. Who could argue with that? It’s obvious right?
This was the subject of the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme broadcast on 4 February 2019.
As the number of children leaving...Read more
This article contains many quotes from others (follow the links). All such quotes are in italics. The blog site ‘Reclaiming Schools’ has...Read more
I have just watched Emily Thornbury on the Andrew Marr show (11 Nov 2018) being asked about the view of the London Mayor that, “the problem would...Read more
Writing for LSN in 2014, the late Maurice Holt noted the ‘transatlantic...Read more
Many struggle to recruit pupils, ten have closed
The University Technical College (UTC) initiative is failing, an...Read more