Teaching children to spell is not an act of cruelty – they have a large smiles on their faces when they get something right.
Posts Tagged: Nick Gibb MP
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.
Mark Lehain: The times tables reform. Not a giant leap – but one of so many small steps for the better.
A fairer funding formula, better behaviour, fluency in numeracy and literacy, a richer National Curriculum, better exams: these appeal to voters’ innate common sense.
The Schools Minister has been a near-constant presence at the forefront of educational reform. It’s good that Hinds is listening to him.
Robert Halfon: Three big Conservative achievements. Better schools, more apprenticeships – and help for lower paid people.
Of course, mistakes are made, and governments get things wrong – but there is also a duty to make sure that the good gets out into the public sphere too.
He sweeps home with over half the vote against an expert enthusiast, a dedicated reformer – and a hero of a terror attack on Westminster.
Robert Halfon: Our schools are the best ever – now let’s build on that success, and deliver more social justice
High educational standards are essential, but the most disadvantaged children also need help with workplace skills and social capital.
Not only can we teach our children to read but we can also defeat illiteracy in our prisons.
Nick Gibb changed the National Curriculum to require schools explicitly to teach reading using the method. The results have been outstanding.
Jo Johnson is third. Then Greg Hands and Matt Hancock. But those who lead the results may be no less likely to go up than those who trail them.
The improvement has been dramatic – and is a vindication for the emphasis placed on phonics by Nick Gibb, the Schools Minister.
The Mercers, Tugendhats and Cleverlys get a lot of media coverage. However, most promotions come from the ranks of the toiling Ministers of State.
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.