I didn’t have private tutoring, I didn’t go to the local grammar school, I don’t fit the Left’s stereotype. Is that why it’s been kept back?
Tailoring teaching to children’s needs and interests works in every type of education. Why restrict the benefits of selection?
We boast the lowest council tax in Kent by a significant margin and retain our grammar schools. We are also revitalising derelict waterfronts.
School standards have slumped. The one-size fits all approach of comprehensive education has let every pupil down. An overhaul is needed.
While Hinds’ grammar school announcement was welcome, his U-turn on the cap on faith-based free schools is simply baffling.
Today’s announcements are extremely cautious. Some of this is justified, some less so, but it makes a stark contrast to the Gove era.
It has fascinated me since growing up in a single parent family on the outskirts of Belfast – before attending the lowest-performing secondary school in Northern Ireland.
Rather than allowing the greatest opportunity for each individual to excel, the educational establishment want to hold them back – in the interests of “levelling attainment”.
His first major interview returns policy to the spirit of May’s original education ideas, with new faith schools and expanded selective ones as part of the mix.
Too little attention is focused on the reasons why where you are born and your family background still matter far too much in modern Britain.
It should focus on improving vocational training for people who are not going to university – and on getting primary as well as secondary education right.
Doomsday predictions remain overblown, but the real, specific concerns of business are worth listening to nonetheless.
Increasingly, the Conservatives are seen as protecting the interests of those who have acquired wealth by their old age.
A lot on Brexit; not much elsewhere. The lack of a majority leaves the Prime Minister exposed – whatever may happen with the DUP.
Bright children from working families can close the attainment gap more easily in grammar schools than in comprehensives.