It’s inconceivable that Plaid Cymru won’t make pressing for an independence referendum the price for its support in a coalition with Labour.
What is clear is that systematic phonics, followed by sustained teaching of reading, can tackle the literacy deficit.
In Britain, we don’t ‘do God’ too much. Should we go to church, most are not C of E, but C and E – Christmas and Easter.
We’re about to find out whether the Commission’s work marks a turning-point for the zeitgiest, policy – and attitudes to the Tories.
An alien visitor, judging only from the texture of daily life, would assume that Britain in early 2021 was a far more repressive state than Russia or China.
A casualty of its changes in government was a confidential questionnaire for pupils – given out and collected by inspectors.
He won narrowly in 2017 in a shock result. Another victory would signify more fundamental political change.
The sad truth is that many local Labour councils and local bureaucracies don’t want it: they’re scared of it.
The Schools’ Minister responds to our series this week – and says that some are pushing for a reheated agenda which would take this country back decades.
The third in a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about schools after Covid.
Plus: There must be a national inquiry led by the Department for Education or Ofsted to establish what has gone on in our schools.
The second in a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about schools after Covid.
The first in a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about schools after Covid.
When outraged parents first got in touch, I went into battle. But whilst the maths may seem deeply counter-intuitive, it holds up.
An interesting mental exercise is to identify an institution that expands through failure. I can only come up with one – prisons.