It’s hard work, but the progressive ideology has not gone away. It would be a tragedy for future generations if we gave in and settled for an easier life.
Posts Tagged: GCSEs
Michael Goode: How to close the inspiration gap in schools between students’ ability and their outcomes
Looking back on my schooldays, I can see how little we had in terms of inspiration. We simply didn’t know what we could aim for.
Robert Halfon: We need to get a handle on home education – and the surge of kids who’ve vanished from the school roll
The Education Select Committee, which I Chair, has published a report on how we can strengthen this type of education.
Emily Carver: The Government’s plan to make exams easier will be devastating for this country’s education system
The Department of Education wants to address school disruption by “reducing pressure” on students.
It’s partnered with a Blackburn-based educational trust responsible for the running of 30 free schools and academies.
Iain Dale: The Government’s race review had some positive findings. So why are ministers avoiding the media rounds?
I tried to get Badenoch on my show, but it was a straight “no” from Number 10 (as usual).
Nick Gibb: Education after Covid. We must not let the pandemic lead us astray from our mission to raise school standards.
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 DfE has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at school reopenings. But the perennial problem is communication.
Up against the noisy unions, it’s struggled to convey the safety of schools compared to other environments.
The last week of term is scarcely critical. Is he trying to avoid letting Greenwich set a precedent – or just squaring off with the unions?
Lockdown has taken a significant toll on the younger generation, and we need help to make up for lost time.
Iain Dale: Davey is the new LibDem leader. But only 57 per cent of his party’s members could be bothered to vote.
Plus: Any Questions, Cross Question, why Williamson and Gibb should go – and why Johnson’s masks policy isn’t a U-turn.
The Education Secretary must lead school openings in less than a month. Which is why his Department needs new leadership now.
Johnson will almost certainly decide to tough it out. But he will have a big problem if school returns prove tricky.
Phil Taylor: When 88 per cent of students got their first choice university place on results day, was a U-turn really necessary?
Ofqual came up with a technical solution to a complex problem, and yet it was not able to convince the rest of the education sector to back its judgement.
Over to them goes the problem of sorting the future of an inrush of students brandishing far better results than were expected.
In many cases, they are ridiculed, stereotyped and portrayed as somewhere between bigoted and racist.