Jam tomorrow

Committed readers of this blog (and reading some of the comments many of you should be) will have noticed that I am invariably critical of government decision making, particularly that of the Department for Education. Well, hopefully this post will put to rest that my views are in any way based purely on ideology and… Read More Jam tomorrow

Three things

It seem that’s its kind of de rigueur to have your own education manifesto these days. Sadly, many that I read are so lacking in specificity that literally anything could be done in their name and at the end of the period in question the authors could claim a successful implementation in full. You know the… Read More Three things

Trust, but verify…

A lot has been written about trust recently. How a lack of trust in teachers is holding back education. Or how we should have a trust based inspection process. Or we should trust teachers with the curriculum. I have my doubts. Like other parents, every day I trust teachers and schools with my children. I… Read More Trust, but verify…