Instead of finding solutions to problems, the NEU finds problems in solutions – for example, telling its members not to engage with lessons via the internet.
I’m a former union rep myself – and am finding that schools, empowered by the Gove reforms, are quietly getting on with preparations,
Does he back the National Education Union’s advice to its members not even to engage on a possible June 1 re-opening?
Johnson will be well aware of this – and will be more concerned about heading Labour’s leader off than by the restive Tory press.
The implications of the crisis are such that Johnson and Sunak need not so much to think outside the box as to trample it to tatters altogether.
Both kinds of school have a place, and more besides. It needs to be a choice. Education is not ‘one-size fits all’, it’s ‘horses for courses’.
The parents we have most consistently let down are those we have not empowered to demand more for their children. That must change.
By extending the ladder of opportunity to those who currently lack it, e can ensure the next generation climbs it.
A place where teachers have been moved to strike for their own personal safety has been rated ‘Outstanding’ since 2012.
Esther is one of the rare politicians I’ve met who is able to communicate authentically with voters in all parts of the country.
The evidence suggests it would be a damaging mistake, but Labour is pressing on regardless.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
At times, says the Education Secretary, the post he holds requires “a bold and vociferous and constant presence”. But “at other times less so”.
Families and teachers deserve some details on what is being proposed in place of free schools and academies.
It might please nurses, but provokes new pay demands from teachers, doctors and soldiers. Nor would a hypothecated ‘NHS Tax’ make the issue go away.