Last year the government announced an important inquiry into the causes of the exclusion crisis in this country following a … Continue reading Alternative Provision: oral evidence at the Education Select Committee
“Out of passions grow opinions; mental sloth lets these rigidify into convictions.” Nietzsche The above thinker might be an odd … Continue reading Mental sloth and the Edu data revolution
Political debate in the capital has squarely turned to the recent increase in violent crime, and as a teacher in … Continue reading Ending violence starts with believing in our students
Government changes to entry level skills tests for teachers will simply lower the expectations on recruits without thinking carefully about … Continue reading Lowering expectations is not the key to recruitment and retention
“I don’t feel it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is … Continue reading March Madness: terrible targets and the ethical insanity of ‘expected progress’
As we once again hear that the educational equity agenda is moving nowhere, the government’s insufficient understanding of how schools … Continue reading Devil Wears Prada- fashion, dilution and evidence in schools.
Repost from TeacherHQ blog I don’t say this very often but in some ways schools can learn from business- particularly … Continue reading LGBT Diversity in schools
Last week the UK educational world engaged in one of its strangest rituals: the release of the national school league … Continue reading League tables and the race to the middle
I meant to get this out at the time of the big announcement, but hey, it was Christmas. A quick … Continue reading Sir Nick Clegg- Pupil Premium and services to education?
Here are three examples of ‘evidence based practice’ that have emerged in schools over the last few years: A school … Continue reading Is your school a dystopian nightmare or a utopian land of promise?