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Grammatically Incorrect

I don’t often agree with Michael Wilshaw in fact I often make a point of it. However even a stopped clock yada yada, Michael Wilshaw said something so… 841 more words


First Minister Arlene Foster must make an education choice

The Parental Alliance for Choice in Education welcomes Arlene Foster’s recent statement on education if it is a vow of commitment to her educational vision and not simply a sound bite. 531 more words

Grammar Schools

Educational Apartheid in Lincolnshire: selective education as a catalyst for driving inequalities

Sadly, comprehensive schools of the 1950s and 1960s never reached South Lincolnshire. I went to a “red brick” secondary modern school in Louth while my better-off counterparts attended the local grammar school, the history and traditions of which go back to at least 1548, supported by the Church and local guilds. 1,395 more words

Grammar Schools

A family’s experience of selective education: the divisions and unrealistic expectations placed upon us

A father and daughter have written this piece for us about their experience of life in a selective local authority.

I don’t want to denigrate my teachers in any way, but on a social and emotional level the stress of the selective school system in my area perpetuated unreasonable expectations on young people to fit into stereotypes associated with the “natural orders” within our community. 1,013 more words

Grammar Schools

My words for Full Council on selective Schools Motion

At the Trafford Council meeting of Wednesday 11 November 2015, the following motion was tabled by the Conservative Group:

This Council welcomes the Conservative Government’s recent decision to allow a new Grammar School site in Sevenoaks in Kent, reflecting the desire of local parents for increased provision. 570 more words

Lucy Powell

Champagne Socialism and the Education Trap

The worst thing about modern Britain is Champagne Socialism – even the Tories often sound like them as the concealed snobbery of Champagne Socialism perfectly fits with their desire to lose the label ‘Nasty Party’ without ditching their viler opinions. 499 more words