If you’re a passenger in a car with badly aligned wheels you don’t really notice the difference. The car takes you from A to B the same, perhaps not quite as comfortably or quickly, but it does the job. But the driver of course does notice the difference. Even when travelling in a straight line… Read More Rebalancing the system
Ok, enough is enough. In response to an ASCL report today on school funding, which highlighted the difficulties in school funding, the DfE released this statement: “We do not recognise these figures and they come from a sample of just two per cent of all school business leaders. There are no cuts in funding. In fact,… Read More Nine Lies
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?