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Social mobility: A puzzle the government has no desire to solve

For those who believe the UK government cares about addressing inequality or promoting social mobility these must have been a disappointing past few days.

Justine Greening resigned as education secretary in the midst of a botched cabinet reshuffle, only a few weeks after launching a ‘ 1,430 more words

Miss Piggy Gets The Chop

Miss Piggy, AKA Justine Greening

So. Farewell then Ms Piggy, former Secretary in a State about Education. It would seem that you had just begun to recognise what the real problems in education were and to sensibly listen to and discuss them with representatives of real teachers in real schools, teacher unions and subject associations. 246 more words

General Rants And Raves

School Days

I don’t really understand the argument against grammar schools because I don’t understand what’s wrong with the principle of selection by ability. It’s used pretty much everywhere else, from sport to space-programs. 779 more words

General

An opinion on: UK Education system

The UK’s education system is one full of inequality, hierarchy and holes in the system. I believe that the way that this nation runs its schools is in need of some serious reforms. 729 more words

Labour

Entrance exams and how to crack them!

Entrance exams and secondary transition seem to be the daunting words floating around school this Autumn term. Parents are desperate for confirmation that their children will have a place in a good secondary school, come this time next year. 1,009 more words

Education

11-plus: Frequently asked questions

When does the 11-plus take place in Warwickshire?
The test is usually the second weekend of September for children who are in Year 6.

When do I get the results? 248 more words

11-plus