Bye bye, Mr Twigg

Labour Teachers / June 29, 2015 at 8:37 PM 1,790 views

Sometimes events move faster than expected. I had been planning to write a blogpost about the responses to the recent changes in how exam resits will be reported, a major part of which would have been about this TES article written by…

Advice from Uncle Ben

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:35 PM 1,437 views

“With great power… comes great responsibility.” - misquote from Ben Parker, Marvel Comics. Background I’m a little late to the party, but I wanted to follow up the recent dispute about Michael Gove’s comments about history teaching. This was spurred by…

Raising the bar

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM 20,524 views

From my perspective, a number of recent discussions and policy initiatives have missed the target when it comes to tackling the issue of educational under-performance in our schools. Even where I agree with the diagnosis, the prescribed medicine doesn’t seem…