Fierce supporter of the comprehensive education system, the late Labour MP, Anthony Crosland was infamously quoted to have said ‘[I]f it’s the last thing I do, I’m going to destroy every f*****g grammar school in England. 419 more words
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Speculation is growing on why foreign journalists visiting North Korea are being instructed to gather in Pyongyang for ‘a big and important event’ today.
Recent form suggests it will be something dreary to do with missiles or nuclear bombs, but observers of the secretive state believe today’s event may, instead, be cake-related. 200 more words
The Conservatives have broken their manifesto promise on education funding, writes Cllr. Andy Gibbons.
From a speech to Wandsworth Council 8th March 2017:
In 2015 David Cameron said: … 977 more words
Malcolm Trobe: The Responsibilities and Obligations of Leadership
- The fundamental issue is that there is not enough money coming into education.
- System-wide, it is surely more economically efficient to provide an incentive which improves retention of teachers in the system than to have significant numbers leave and have to train ever greater numbers to replace them. 341 more words
From Sky News…
An investigation in the Times newspaper last year revealed that tens of thousands of schoolchildren had been caught sharing sexual imagery.
Children as young as 12 had sent topless pictures to their peers, while one in 10 pupils had “sexted” a “non-school adult”, Freedom of Information data from 50 schools revealed. 476 more words
by Stacey Dingwall
This week saw the UK government officially drop plans for the Education Bill it announced during the Queen’s Speech earlier this year. Initially announced by then Chancellor George Osborne during last year’s Autumn Statement, the Bill would have seen all state schools in England removed from local authority control and forced to become academies by 2020. 583 more words