The values of the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust are ‘clear, explicit and shared across the trust’, Ofsted wrote in its second...Read more
'We [the Treasury] were able to increase the education budget by £1.3 billion last year... ', the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss told...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
‘Inspirational and dedicated strategic leadership’ is provided by the chief executive officer, Dr Jennifer Blunden, at Truro and...Read more
Schools Minister Nick Gibb has a new enemy in his sites: ‘futurologists’.
Futurologists attempt to...Read more
The purpose of schools is to fill the heads of children with knowledge. Who could argue with that? It’s obvious right?
What should schools concentrate on? Building confidence? Encouraging ‘grit’ and resilience? Developing ‘character’? Focusing on...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
What a difference a word makes. The accepted truth since 2010 is that results in the three-yearly OECD PISA tests for England...Read more
‘ An exchange scheme that gives teachers in England the opportunity to share experiences with counterparts from Shanghai has...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
Maths Mastery, Shanghai Maths, Teaching for Mastery (TfM) have been buzz words since Shanghai topped PISA league tables in 2009...Read more
The national papers last week were full of praise for Harris Westminster Sixth Form, described by The Time s as the ‘school for...Read more
Secondary schools which have been less than good for ten years or more tend to be those with a higher proportion of white...Read more
‘… comprehensive schools, catering as they do for a broad range of abilities, teach at a level which enables pupils with the...Read more