The headmaster of Eton has used the Equality Act to justify suppressing free speech at the school. That he stays in post is Eton’s loss.
The last week of term is scarcely critical. Is he trying to avoid letting Greenwich set a precedent – or just squaring off with the unions?
When the pandemic permits, it could not only combat loneliness but be a cost-effective way to support teachers and a boon to children.
The levelling up agenda depends upon nation-wide digital inclusivity. If we give up on this, we will be trying to deliver it with one hand held behind our back.
Questions need to be set on every topic in each syllabus – with schools allowed to direct pupils to the parts of the paper they have covered.
She claims more young people from deprived backgrounds are now leaving school with qualifications and going to university.
We could, if lost time really is the objection to 2021’s exams going ahead, shorten the Easter holidays and pay teachers a bonus for extra work.
It’s vital that on education, policing and infrastructure, as much clarity is given as possible to departments as possible in terms of long-term funding.
The sixth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
There is deprivation and lower educational attainment in the southern new towns, coastal communities, inner cities and rural coldspots.
Reducing their length will help close this attainment gap, while reducing the burden on working families.
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
The first of a ConHome series this week on Boris Johnson’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Already bottom of the league of home nations in the PISA tables, this means we will fall further behind.
“It’s really, really hard for everybody working with it to get the kind of consistency that in a dream world we’d have.”