Successful schools would have to toe the line or be subject to the attentions of local democratic controllers. They could be destroyed without shutting them down.
Posts Tagged: Katharine Birbalsingh
Despite the proven success of schools like Michaela, the Left’s policies are more destructive than ever.
Despite the obstacles and abuse she faced while setting up the school, Birbalsingh had staff who shared her values, commitment and determination.
We need more of them. But they also need the chance to offer something different.
His passion for social justice was reinforced by a visit to Michaela Community School – of which I was Chairman of Governors.
Chloe Westley: A brilliant head teacher, a transformational city school – and the need for mavericks
Last week, I met with one such person. Her name is Katharine Birbalsingh – founder and headmistress of the Michaela Community School.
The reality of local authority control of schools was not democratic, but rule by officers and party hacks.
John Bald: This year’s exam results are another milestone on the road to restoring rigour in education
At the local level, there is also good news in the successful reform of Great Yarmouth Charter Academy.
Pupils enter the dining hall smiling and loudly reciting Shelley’s Ozymandias.
The Ofsted report is a vindication for the approach of Katharine Birbalsingh.
John Bald: Tory Reform at Education – Michael Gove is the most important Secretary of State since Butler
From my perspective, his most significant changes are the reshaping of the school curriculum and examinations.