Buying a teacher gift can be a nightmare. If you're a parent you want to avoid replicating things. And do they like even like chocolate or wine? If they're your partner/sibling/parent/friend, you don't want to have to deal with them … Read More
SHAME"! by Rochelle Hartman - http://bit.ly/2tc3tCj
In recent weeks journalists have spent an inordinate amount of time beating themselves up for not guessing the outcome of the General Election. This is bizarre. Journalists are contestants on Catchphrase: we say what we … Read More
Over the past week or so I’ve disappointed a lot of people. I know this, because they’ve tweeted to tell me.
The problem was that Labour announced two policies, and I have issues with both.
The policies are:
Free school lunches for … Read More
In a tradition that now spans three education secretaries, it's this year's Education Secretary Christmas Reading List. (Gosh, aren't we all getting old).
This year we have a new overlord, Justine Greening.
She's actually really smart, and interesting, and seems 'nice', if … Read More
Miss Watson emailed me recently. Miss Watson!
She was my form tutor in year 9 and 10, and the only woman who taught me anything about how to break a wild class. She had poker straight hair, and huge glasses, and … Read More
We have a new Information Commissioner, and she seems very exciting and hip. She keeps talking about how she wants to expand Freedom of Information laws to any group with a public contract. Which sounds great and everyone is excited.
I … Read More
Four weeks ago, on a Friday afternoon, I received a text saying the government had dumped me. After three and a half of years of head-to-head battle with the department for education over some free school documents – including endless … Read More
We are hiring over at Schools Week.
We know exactly the skills we need, we just have to find them. Please share liberally. And remember: the better the person we get, the better Schools Week will become. What greater motivation do … Read More
January 1st 2015: A new year, a new name, a new editor.
That's how last year began and it was terrifying.
After just 13 weeks in journalism I was made editor of weekly newspaper
Schools Week which had already become renowned for breaking smart, … Read More
Another Christmas Eve, another Education Secretary's annual reading list.
But this year there's a problem: Nicky Morgan doesn’t seem to like books.
She almost never mentions them. Her speeches seldom quote books. She rarely singles out ideas from authors. Admittedly, a few days … Read More