I will be taking part in a few debates and discussions over the next few months.
First up – see below…..
MANCHESTER DEBATING UNION
This House Would Reintroduce Grammar Schools… 233 more words
Recovering from minor-flu or a major bad-ass cold, I’ve been watching the hell out of the US Legal drama Suits box-set. Eating hot baked potatoes filled with extra strength garlic butter and drinking LemSip I’ve been fascinated by the series’ fictional account of Mike Ross, the drop out genius who reinvents himself as a lawyer, with the help of a mentor in New York’s top law firm. 916 more words
One has only to google the words “research excellence framework” (REF) to find a torrent of self-congratulatory messages from university departments across the land. While the Higher Education Funding Council for England eschews any assigning of ranks to institutions, the institutions themselves are rushing to report the league table REF ranking which most flatters the quality of their research. 869 more words
Today I went back to my old school in Leeds to talk to some Year 12 students about applying to Oxbridge and what life is like at Cambridge. 1,033 more words
The British Education system is broken. Bringing back grammar schools would see further endorsement of exam-orientated achievement, which so many individuals are not suited to. We need a new solution that addresses the needs of the individual pupil. 1,094 more words