In trying to maximise the Party’s vote share, it’s essential that a proper audit of these barriers takes place (and others will no doubt think of some I have missed).
Posts Tagged: State Schools
Education, housing, the environment: May’s campaigning priorities. And there is an NHS row. But what about the economy?
The Government had next to no living standards message at the election. It needs one now – and to explain how it fits in with those three priorities.
Last June’s election has transformed the debate about capitalism. May must find a strategic response.
Tactical newspaper articles are necessary but insufficient. She should make a series of speeches to set out her stall and try to change the weather.
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.
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.
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Why won’t the Education Department honour our manifesto pledge on Catholic schools?
There is no wriggle room in the commitment. Yet the department has decided to have an enquiry to decide whether to do what was promised or not.
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.
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.
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 simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
With the stakes as high as they are, the Tories need to throw the kitchen sink at the Opposition to drag themselves ahead in the polls.
The third piece in a five-part series on ConHome on a new Manifesto to Strengthen Families, which is being launched in Parliament this week.
John Blake: This week, A-levels. Next, GCSEs. Now we need to know what the next Tory education reforms will be.
It should focus on improving vocational training for people who are not going to university – and on getting primary as well as secondary education right.