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.
I sat in a meeting with one of them. He was desperate to avoid the word “phonics”.
If Gove’s goal of breaking down education’s Berlin Wall is to be achieved, it will be Birbalsingh and her colleagues who have made the first breach.
Free Schools spotted a gap in the market and provided a solution to fill it. This initiative has the potential to do the same.
The Free School headmistress and trailblazing education reformer shared her top tips in our latest ConservativeHome Live interview.
Clashes over Black Lives Matter or Extinction Rebellion are noisy, nasty – and, by definition, impossible for Johnson to keep out of.
The Free School pioneer kicks off our Autumn series – join us to hear her views on education reform, the return to schooling, and freedom of expression.
The membership of a new Government commission represents a significant evolution in the story of these issues in Britain – and within the Conservatives.
His view is backed by evidence about how the brain forms the neural networks that embody learning – as well as the example of our best schools.
Countries need a balance of self-criticism and self-confidence. People are often called on to act for a greater good. But if Britain is shameful, why bother?
Collecting statistics on people’s self-identified racial background is one thing. Having ringfenced funding for one racial group is quite another.
But there remains important unfinished business for the Conservatives to carry out – if we get the opportunity.
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.
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.