But her decision and other recent ones also raise the question of whether Ministers really hold sway in their own departments.
Posts Tagged: Schools
Her relative quiet compares favourably to Cameron’s incessant commentary, but it’s not without cost.
John Glen: Grammar Schools. If you back streaming within schools, why oppose streaming between them?
Their opponents often deploy arguments that are simply out of date.
Lower energy bills. New homes. More (and better schools). Less low-skilled migration. The tests that May’s social reform must pass.
The new Government can’t realistically aim to target its programme on everyone. To govern is to choose.
Both systems are flawed and fail to make the most of our children’s potential.
Academic selection provides both an incentive to play by the rules that will stand children in good stead in later life – and a means of escaping those who don’t.
It is wrong to hold selection tests on specific days – with mock papers available for middle class parents to buy and tutor their children for.
Bishops’ hearts may be with Labour but, in education and elsewhere, they’ve learned to work with the Conservatives.
Anything that looks like a return to the “best-and-the-rest” model of the past will fail. Our modern, diverse school system is the key to restoring selection.
The wit and wisdom of Nick Timothy. 11) The laws that govern faith schools discriminate against Catholics
“The rule should be replaced by a legal duty on faith schools to ensure that their pupils mix with children of other backgrounds.”
Nick Boles: We modernisers aren’t, repeat aren’t, quitting the Party. We’re staying put – and we’ve so much more to do.
We have never been more mainstream in the Conservative Party – so much so that most practitioners have never felt the need to identify themselves as such.
Fox’s authentic appeal. Gove’s turbulent genius. Leadsom’s fresh start. Which Brexiteer should face May in the final?
An awesome responsibility will greet the eventual winner. The new Prime Minister must rise to the greatest national challenge since that which confronted Churchill.
The case for Gove. His candidature is the one best placed not only to ensure that Britian quits the EU but that social mobility is boosted.
Shouldn’t the next Prime Minister be a Leave supporter? Do you support local authorities setting up new selective schools? Will you serve a full term if you win in 2020?
Nadhim Zahawi: I voted Leave. But now we must govern for the 48 per cent as well as the 52 per cent.
Cameron may soon be going, but we must ensure that his legacy is secured, our party should unite, and our work should begin again.