It was never just about words with Mr McGee. Like all good English teachers, he made it about life.
UK Education Policy
A reporter’s job is Catchphrase: say what you see. But you’ve got to be looking at the right things to know if Mr Chips is drowning, not waving.
If my tweets about free primary school meals and uni tuition have annoyed you, maybe read this…
A week ago I gave my first ever talk at a WomenEd conference. I’ve written before about not particularly enjoying doing things “as a woman“. So the talk was less focused on gender, and more on the unifying fact that we all… Read More ›
We are hiring over at Schools Week. It is exciting. Tell everyone you know!
A year as editor. My #Nurture15/16 Review.
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… Read More ›
The Department for Education have literally stolen my Christmas. Four times.
After three years, two court cases, endless emails, and a new interpretation of the law to try and stop it, the Department for Education have been ordered – yet again – to provide me information about free schools.
But there is a new twist….
On Sunday journalists were spat at outside the Conservative conference in Manchester for doing their job. At the same time, in the same place, I moved around the protest without experiencing any of this. Here’s what I saw.