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Mike Cameron / June 29, 2015 at 8:38 PM 1,523 views

If you set up a school in a area where there is no need for more school places. If the local population don’t want it. If you allow a group of people who have no experience in running a school…

Lest we forget

Mike Cameron / June 29, 2015 at 8:37 PM 1,377 views

If we were to forget:- That the income of the average independent school per child is twice that of a mainstream comprehensive which enables the kind of reduction in class sizes we are told doesn’t make any difference to the…

A Diploma by any other name would smell as sweet

Mike Cameron / June 29, 2015 at 8:35 PM 1,400 views

We now have some more details of the new Tech Bacc. It will be introduced for courses beginning in September 2014, with first inclusion in performance tables in Jan 2017. I thought a useful comparison here would be with the diploma,…

Keep taking the tablets

Mike Cameron / June 29, 2015 at 8:35 PM 1,618 views

Whilst everyone is focusing on the “defeatists” aspect of the Secretary of States latest billet-doux to the education profession a single word in a small paragraph caught my eye. That’s why we’ve accelerated the pace of reform in our schools…

My small amount of sympathy for Stephen Twigg

Mike Cameron / June 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM 2,067 views

I have an admission to make. I feel a small amount of sympathy for Stephen Twigg. This is not a trick or anything, it is genuine sympathy. Also a little bit of understanding for the position he is in. I…

From the archive: Not because it is easy…

Mike Cameron / March 16, 2015 at 8:40 PM 3,587 views

There’s an election on the way and apparently no one can quite understand why people aren’t engaged. I think its quite simple really. It comes down to a simple question. What am I voting for? I don’t mean “what policies…

From the archive: The big crunch facing schools

Mike Cameron / February 2, 2015 at 8:40 PM 1,785 views

“Flat cash”. Sounds good, doesn’t it, in the current economic climate? As a school you are going to get the same amount of cash next year (and for the following 4 years). Let’s for the moment give the benefit of…