The evidence suggests it would be a damaging mistake, but Labour is pressing on regardless.
Posts Tagged: Schools
We must listen to whistleblowers, cut out the graft, and make sure that the money is spent for the benefit of children.
I’m naturally wary of the state interfering unnecessarily, but at minimum it is important to ascertain their whereabouts and that they really are being educated.
Pupils engaged in aggressive or threatening behaviour must be taken out of mainstream schools. That is in everyone’s interests.
Andy Street: Anti-Muslim terror and anti-gay protests. The one thing we mustn’t tolerate is intolerance – wherever it comes from.
The New Zealand attack, the Birmingham school protests – and what we’re doing in the West Midlands to build cohesion and resilience.
The misery of bullying and vandalism has ended. I did not hear a raised voice during my visit, except for the loud recitation of poems learned by heart.
I’m travelling around the country asking the public what their priorities really are. This review should be the People’s review.
It is utterly confusing to provide 12,000 course options at Level 3 or below. The system must be reformed.
Vacuous proposals for a “national strategy” are made – with no reference to standards or teaching methods. Wishful thinking won’t fix the system.
“Making those dreams come true: that should be our calling as Conservatives.” Raab’s speech to Onward – full text
“People need the opportunity to benefit from their ability, their determination, and their hard-work.”
Rachel Wolf: How even the perception of a knife crime crisis will make good schools no go zones once again
In general, it is right that schools should remove children that are a danger to others and who are preventing other children from learning.
James Frayne: The public’s views on sex and relationships education are more nuanced than you might imagine
If it is framed through the prism of tolerance and anti-bullying, most people support it. But there are still political pitfalls.
All I am trying to do is give impetus to a national conversation about how our education system should prepare our young people for the future.
Rachel Wolf: On policy, it’s not the Independent Group that’s driven to the margins. It’s the Conservative Right.
The new group’s platform is not very inspiring. But its biggest problem is it they won’t be very different from the Conservatives’.
Future of Education 3) Calvin Robinson: Leave the curriculum alone, and focus on quality of delivery
The third writer in our mini-series argues for a focus on finding and keeping good teachers. And asking tough questions of some PGCE courses.