The Mercers, Tugendhats and Cleverlys get a lot of media coverage. However, most promotions come from the ranks of the toiling Ministers of State.
Posts Tagged: Nick Gibb MP
A summary of the news from the junior ranks to date. Announcements of appointments yet to conclude.
The Education Secretary is grappling with reform of the national funding formula for schools at a time when spending on them is under pressure.
And their doing so can help end the relative underperformance of northern schools.
The situation is volatile, but on balance it is more likely that Labour will hang on, and that Paul Nuttall will be the first victim of Thursday’s by-election.
Pupils are “exposed” to German with no explanation of the structures of the language, leaving them with no idea of how to speak or write it.
Those who suffer most from mixed ability teaching are, however, at the bottom of the heap rather than the top.
Sorting out the school inspection system in an early challenge for Justine Greening.
It will act as a source of advice for ministers, for which recent events have shown the need.
The government is getting too much of its advice from people with little or no practical experience of how schools work.
Nick Gibb remained calm and reasonable at a teachers union conference.
Universalisation may or may not be a good idea, but either way the Government cannot afford another blue-on-blue battleground at this sensitive time.
He makes the case for the Government’s extension, and Chris Cook of Newsnight (formerly a Willetts adviser) the case against it.
Labour allowed fashionable theories to undermine effective teaching and foster mass innumeracy, but this Government is putting it right.
He’s in auto-rebellion mode – and like it or not it’s something he is good at.