Asked who is to “blame” for children falling behind, most parents blame “the pandemic” rather than the Government.
Posts Tagged: Schools
Ryan Bourne: School catch-up for the disadvantaged? Of course. But do all pupils need it? Not really. The Treasury has a point.
That schooling can improve earning potential doesn’t mean that ever-more schooling is good for all kids in the aftermath of a pandemic.
Our approach to educational problems is practical, effective, and affordable. We need people who believe in them to implement them.
WATCH: Shadow Education Secretary condemns the Government’s “rubbishing” of teaching unions as “disgraceful”
Green insists the unions are “constructive” and “are more committed than anyone to young people and their futures.”
Nick King: Levelling up. The challenge is less defining it than delivering it, for which Johnson will need the private sector.
The first of a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about the most distinctive of the Prime Minister’s big aims.
Richard Holden: Why Labour’s grip on seats like mine weakened. And how we can strengthen our own everywhere.
This is a story of institutions, work and habits changing out of recognition – and how we can improve our position and the country once we’re heard.
Gavin Williamson: Skills, jobs and freedom. My priorities for this week’s Queen’s Speech – and the year ahead.
Our new Lifelong Loan Entitlement will give everyone the equivalent of four years of post-18 education to use over their lifetime.
Robin Hodgson: In 50 years, our population will have increased by over 50 per cent – not counting Hong Kongers. Is this sustainable?
Both the short and long term implications of this rise are baleful. Demography is destiny – and the Government should act.
The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
No-one will argue that Britain is perfect, but it has changed dramatically over the past 50 years. Why should this progress be ignored?
Barnaby Lenon: Why scrapping public exams for good, and replacing them with teacher assessment, would be a big mistake
Exams are the essential building block of motivation. Ask any teacher who has had to teach an unexamined course to 15-year olds.
Robert Halfon: I disagree with our Minister. Schools should focus on preparing pupils for work – not the acquisition of knowledge.
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.
John Bald: How many pupils start secondary school unable to read properly? The truth is we don’t know.
What is clear is that systematic phonics, followed by sustained teaching of reading, can tackle the literacy deficit.
Sarah Ingham: After the Batley protests and on this Easter Saturday, a case for tolerating religious belief
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.