School types

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...

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Writing for LSN in 2014, the late Maurice Holt noted the ‘transatlantic...

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Many struggle to recruit pupils, ten have closed

The University Technical College (UTC) initiative is failing, an...

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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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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...

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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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PLEASE WATCH THIS FILM - A Healthy Education: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F5bv_YAgZ4 This is a short film to raise awareness about asbestos 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...

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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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Theresa May’s speech on university tuition fee reform omitted one salient fact : it was the Coalition government which raised fees to up to £9k...

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The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published what is probably the most comprehensive study yet on ‘The Attainment Gap’ , which has been...

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Since becoming HMCI in January, Amanda Spielman has had a lot to say about the regrettable effects of the accountability system of which she is...

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Roger’s latest piece is another closely-reasoned critique of the ‘culture of training’ which is taking hold in English schools. The piece is...

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Answer: when it’s a general cognitive ability.

In the behaviourist ideology of the Global Education Reform Movement (GERM) that is...

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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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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...

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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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The Conservative Party policy on grammar schools is abhorrent. It would take a blog and a half to recount all the evidence that has been...

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