it is quite conceivable that the Left of the party, casting around for a leadership contest standard bearer, will decide that he fits the bill.
Posts Tagged: Schools
Among seven-year-olds in 2012, 24 per cent of free school meal recipients did not reach the expected level in reading, versus 10 per cent of their better off peers.
Luke Springthorpe: This was not as bad a year for the Conservatives as some claim. But 2018 must be much better.
The full force of policy and how it is communicated will need to be wrapped in an overarching theme of securing a bright future for the country after Brexit.
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.
Matt Smith: Welsh Labour’s two decades in power have left behind a lost generation of state school pupils
This year, Wales produced the lowest A* to C grade GCSE results since 2006, with the GCSE attainment gap between the best and worst performing areas widening.
Nick Gibb changed the National Curriculum to require schools explicitly to teach reading using the method. The results have been outstanding.
Nicky Morgan: Why this social mobility setback? Because the best brains in the Government are fixated on Brexit.
Too little attention is focused on the reasons why where you are born and your family background still matter far too much in modern Britain.
Andrew Wood: Yes, Singapore really is an example we can learn from. But not for the reasons some Tories give.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
Hammond’s plan – from abolishing Stamp Duty for most first-time buyers, through to reforms to help Universal Credit recipients.
Andrew Green: No, EFTA membership would not give us adequate control of immigration. There is a better way.
MigrationWatch has suggested that those EU migrants with skills in short supply should be able to come to the UK for a time-limited period after Brexit.
James Palmer: Ofsted measures academic achievement. Let’s get it measuring apprenticeship success too.
Another option would be for Ofsted to rate the school in question from “Outstanding” to “Inadequate” for its engagement and the breadth of its careers advice.
Patel got a lot done – in particular, improving international rules about emergency spending. Now her successor must work on an aid policy for Global Britain.
They don’t alleviate hunger. It’s mainly middle-class children whose scores improve. And the benefits flow from the socialising, not the food.
Fewer women. The same ethnic minority share. More people educated at state schools. The Tory intake of 2017.
On the usual form of general elections, it shouldn’t be there at all – and is more shaped by the Party’s leadership than any of its predecessors.
The introduction of a classical liberal education system that has knowledge and rigour at its core means a better future for the next generation.