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Resisting selection

Thanks to the prime minister, it seems that educational selection is back on the agenda again. The grammar school issue in Kent and elsewhere is one aspect of the debate but it’s worth remembering that the segregation of learners by ‘aptitude’, ‘potential’, test or exam score is widespread with the 11+ being only one of a broad spectrum of selective practices. 646 more words


Minister Farry's Excellent Adventure goes wrong

Minister Farry’s case for transforming Initial Teacher Education in Northern Ireland  is based on (i) professor Pasi Sahlberg’s “Aspiring to Excellence” report and (ii) the extent to which the “premia” paid to Stanmillis and St Mary’s University Colleges represent value for money. 543 more words

Grammar Schools

Advice for AQE & GL parents considering application to "dualling grammar schools"

Special warning notice to parents considering these schools.

Dualling schools are Victoria College, Wellington College, Campbell College, Lagan College (not a grammar school) St Patrick’s College, Downpatrick, and Antrim Grammar. 73 more words

Grammar Schools

Passport To Learning.

UKIP. The party of the pub, pint and pack of fags. So what has Nigel got to offer the education sector?

More Grammar schools. This is where they deviate from Tory backbenchers who want out of the EU. 206 more words

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