As our labour market thunders towards the digital age, we must urgently reconsider how we can support the skills most needed.
We’ve announced a £43 million package to help new arrivals find a home, a school place for their children, employment or a route to set up a business.
What is clear is that systematic phonics, followed by sustained teaching of reading, can tackle the literacy deficit.
In Britain, we don’t ‘do God’ too much. Should we go to church, most are not C of E, but C and E – Christmas and Easter.
We’re about to find out whether the Commission’s work marks a turning-point for the zeitgiest, policy – and attitudes to the Tories.
A casualty of its changes in government was a confidential questionnaire for pupils – given out and collected by inspectors.
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.
The third in a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about schools after Covid.
Plus: There must be a national inquiry led by the Department for Education or Ofsted to establish what has gone on in our schools.
The first in a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about schools after Covid.
When outraged parents first got in touch, I went into battle. But whilst the maths may seem deeply counter-intuitive, it holds up.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
We must now focus on recovery with a catch-up programme that gives every young person the opportunity to succeed.
It’s disgraceful that somewhere between 15 and 20 per cent of our young people may be “functionally illiterate” when they leave school.
It’s welcome that we’re investing much more in services. But we need to tackle the causes too.