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 ›
UK Education Policy
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.
Renationalise the railways and bring schools back to local authorities may sound a good idea but there’s one killer reason why they are not….
When people don’t like your opinions on social media the backlash can be furious. But Dad McInerney does a good line in advice.
“I was watching learning. I was watching a person learn how to be homeless. It was not something I had seen before, or ever really thought about.”