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Posts Tagged: free schools
Suella Braverman: The momentum for free schools has stalled. Johnson’s new Government should revive it.
My new report for the Centre for Policy Studies – published today – calls on the government to turbocharge its commitment to them.
The Conservatives have achieved much in school reform, but there is still a lot more to do.
Robert Halfon: Skills, social justice, standards, and support for teachers. A four-part manifesto for the new Prime Minister.
By extending the ladder of opportunity to those who currently lack it, e can ensure the next generation climbs it.
There are clearly dangers in accepting the terms set out by green activists – who essentially argue that we can only protect the environment by slowing growth.
“Making those dreams come true: that should be our calling as Conservatives.” Raab’s speech to Onward – full text
“People need the opportunity to benefit from their ability, their determination, and their hard-work.”
Rachel Wolf: How even the perception of a knife crime crisis will make good schools no go zones once again
In general, it is right that schools should remove children that are a danger to others and who are preventing other children from learning.
Future of Education 3) Calvin Robinson: Leave the curriculum alone, and focus on quality of delivery
The third writer in our mini-series argues for a focus on finding and keeping good teachers. And asking tough questions of some PGCE courses.
We trail a mini-series on what might happen next amidst a sense of uncertainty about will follow the Gove reforms.
Interview. “Look, this is a Christian country”, says Hinds. But he adds that the cap on new faith schools’ admissions should stay.
At times, says the Education Secretary, the post he holds requires “a bold and vociferous and constant presence”. But “at other times less so”.
Robert Halfon: Thatcherism was wrong. We need to build social as well as economic capital. Including in our schools.
Educational traditionalists are wrong to believe that if we focus on academic rigour and high standards alone, everything else will fall into place.
Rayner’s hostility to academies runs against both the interests and preferences of parents and pupils alike.
Putting teachers and heads in charge has consistently allowed schools and pupils to excel. We must continue to put our trust in them.
It’s not hard to find reasons to be frustrated with the Government, but we are still delivering for the British people.
England achieved its highest ever score in reading in 2016, moving from joint 10th to joint 8th in the PIRLS rankings.