"The Education Secretary reveals she has ordered a wide-ranging inquiry into the impact of mass migration on state schools, as tens of thousands of parents struggle to find school places for their children. "
Those are the words in a Telegraph … Read More
Tomorrow the National Union of Teachers will debate whether teachers ought to boycott the government's proposed 'tests for 4-year olds'. But the NUT are missing a trick. Instead of pushing teachers into looking like work-shirkers, why not encourage parents to … Read More
Yesterday I wrote a piece over at LKMCo about the reasons why secretary of state for education, Michael Gove, was right to big up private schools as being better than state schools. (Even though he wasn't correct).
Writing the piece reminded me … Read More
Spending time debunking guff written about unqualified teachers could be a full-time job, so I usually don't bother. But this piece from Conservative Home on Twigg's announcement today tested my limits. So here is my take on it:
What they said:
"As Harry … Read More
New teachers quickly learn that demanding behaviour from students that you're not willing to demonstrate yourself is entirely pointless. Calmness, courage, patience, thoughtfulness - you want them? Model them. Over, and over, and over.*
Gove is often a pro at behaving … Read More
At today's Education Oral Questions in the House of Commons, Michael Gove was asked about the impact of the impending reform where anyone receiving housing benefit and deemed to have a 'spare' bedroom will have their income docked. 'Spare' bedrooms … Read More
Both the West Coast Mainline fiasco and the issues with Ofqual have got me thinking about public expectations on government Ministers and ordinary MPs to deal with an ever-increasing level of complexity across a range of sectors. I have worked … Read More
Here's a blog I wrote about David Cameron back in 2005. I still stand by what I wrote at the time (and I still love that I called him "the bloke"!)
David Cameron: I Told You So....
I agree, David Cameron is … Read More