The Apology That Really *WAS* A Press Release

Two weeks ago I blogged about Michael Gove claiming he had an apology "confirmed in writing" from Action Fraud. The apology stated that Action Fraud were at fault for the mislabelling of a phone call about school fraud as 'information' rather than a 'crime' report. I asked via an FOI request to see the apology. The … Continue reading The Apology That Really *WAS* A Press Release

Let The Private Schools Take 25% At Random

The FT's Helen Warrell today ran a piece suggesting that momentum is developing behind a campaign to subsidise the cost of private school tuition for the poorest pupils. She wrote: Under the programme, the government would divert the average £6,000 spent on a pupil in the state system to a child from a lower income … Continue reading Let The Private Schools Take 25% At Random

Before You Declare ED Hirsch’s ‘Core Knowledge’ As Evil, Know This:

As someone who was initially sceptical of the idea, let me reassure you: there is nothing inherently evil about ED Hirsch's "Core Knowledge". Go look at if for yourself. All it consists of is a year-by-year list of things it makes sense for students to be taught during their first 8 years of school. So … Continue reading Before You Declare ED Hirsch’s ‘Core Knowledge’ As Evil, Know This:

#Blogsync: How would I improve the status of the teaching profession?

Teachers don't need their status raised in the eyes of the public. Telling people that you're a teacher, especially one who works in a secondary school, generally garners immediate respect. People will tell you that you're brave, and how they couldn't do it, and how important the job is, and that they take their hat … Continue reading #Blogsync: How would I improve the status of the teaching profession?