The New Zealand attack, the Birmingham school protests – and what we’re doing in the West Midlands to build cohesion and resilience.
I’m travelling around the country asking the public what their priorities really are. This review should be the People’s review.
All I am trying to do is give impetus to a national conversation about how our education system should prepare our young people for the future.
The new group’s platform is not very inspiring. But its biggest problem is it they won’t be very different from the Conservatives’.
The second writer in our mini-series says that creating more grammars is a distraction from change that matters.
We trail a mini-series on what might happen next amidst a sense of uncertainty about will follow the Gove reforms.
It is rarely Brexit that people raise on the doorstep. It is concerns about the NHS; their local school; the difficulties faced by social care, or the rise in violent crime.
Educational traditionalists are wrong to believe that if we focus on academic rigour and high standards alone, everything else will fall into place.
Last week, I met with one such person. Her name is Katharine Birbalsingh – founder and headmistress of the Michaela Community School.
With gangs on our streets and knives in our schools, this is too big a societal issue to look at purely through the lens of our education system.
The more one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.
It’s not hard to find reasons to be frustrated with the Government, but we are still delivering for the British people.
Security, cohesion, integration, solidarity: all are intangible. But we pay – literally – to gain them. Why single out self-government?
Remainers and Brexiteers alike must recognise the politicians are stuck in an ever-decreasing circle of fervour, hyperbole and hysteria.
England achieved its highest ever score in reading in 2016, moving from joint 10th to joint 8th in the PIRLS rankings.