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.
We need to train more teachers if the Government is to ensure that every child has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
Give trainee teachers much more experience of working with individual children, so that they learn to focus on the person in front of them, and not on what someone else tells them to do.
Chaotic implementation of a new curriculum and politicised, bureaucratic systems of inspection and regulation have caused dismay.
What can parents do? Avoid reading Robin Hood as a bedtime story? I asked around, and came up with a few answers.
If everyone had the opportunity to attend a private school then, by definition, they couldn’t be elite.
Pupils enter the dining hall smiling and loudly reciting Shelley’s Ozymandias.
This second piece of a mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues that May must show those on modest incomes the good that Government can do.
A complacent tendency to assume ‘it couldn’t happen here’ is hindering necessary efforts to confront the challenge of domestic extremism.
The paperwork culture has grown up because people in positions of authority in education have found it to their advantage.
Educational standards are undermined by a network that is still powerful within Ofsted and teacher training colleges.
There’s plenty of room for innovation in education. It’s a sector held back by a vocal minority’s fear of change.