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Upcoming debates - part 1

I will be taking part in a few debates and discussions over the next few months.

First up – see below…..


This House Would Reintroduce Grammar Schools… 233 more words

School Wars

US-style SATs should be introduced to UK education

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


Lies, damn lies and the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

 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

Grammar Schools

The 63.3% "state-school" intake fallacy and why it's dangerous...

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


Those Who Can't, Shan't: How To Combat a Flawed Education System

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


Selection at 11 – a very English debate

Chris Husbands

Originally posted on SecEd

It is a persistent undercurrent in English educational debate, but it is peculiarly English: should academic selection at the age of 11 be restored? 826 more words

Chris Husbands

Farage is right: We need our grammar schools back

Do you see this man; I’m not that keen on him. I think as a political figure him and his party are as terrifying as they are backward and it all looks like UKIP wants to pretend we live in 1945. 440 more words