Secretary of State, Happy New Year to you and I hope you are settling into your new office. I write this more in hope than expectation. Hope that you will both read what I have to say and that you will recognise the truth it contains. You will receive much advice in the coming weeks… Read More Gimme Some Truth
A small detail around the issue of apprenticeships that probably needs to be borne in mind, especially if one of the issues you have with their use in schools would be funding. The list below shows an approximation of how much each of the 50 largest MATs are currently paying out for the apprenticeship levy.… Read More Drove my chevy to the levy and the levy was high
There are a number of dimensions I view research across to help me understand the value of a particular piece. I claim no scientific underpinning for the way I do this, all I can say is that it works for me and over the long term has put me a place where most of my… Read More Read all about
So this caused some controversy last week. A quick précis – a local authority refused to allow a Sikh couple the chance to adopt because all the children they currently had were white British. This seems to be in complete contradiction of the law, which now no longer requires ethnic matching of adopters and children.… Read More Every Child Matters
It is a well-worn meme that the Tories are fighting an election to take us back to the fifties and the Labour party is trying to take us back to the seventies. Whilst there is some truth in both these things the bigger truth is that both are stuck in, at best, current day thinking… Read More Who will blow on the dying embers of the white heat of technology?
Most everything exists on a spectrum. Some spectra, for example light, are easily described and replicated. If you want light of a particular colour all you have to do is know its wavelength and bingo, there it is. Of course, two different people who look at the same colour may perceive it in different ways… Read More A script in time saves mime
What can we expect on the education front from a conservative government with an unassailable majority? Here are some pre-manifesto thoughts. We are certain to get: Grammar schools. The bigger the majority, the more we’ll get. Baseline tests. Forced academisation. No budget increase. These are things you are likely to get: A new Secretary of… Read More I’ll tell you what they want…