If we were to forget:- That the income of the average independent school per child is twice that of a mainstream comprehensive which enables the kind of reduction in class sizes we are told doesn’t make any difference to the education of a child (I’ve never been sure which planet that research is carried out… Read More Lest we forget
In a speech today Sir Michael Wilshaw has accused independent schools of offering students in the maintained sector “crumbs off their tables”. He went on to call on independents to support their local schools and dispel the perception that they “do not care about the educational world beyond their cloisters and quads”. He attacked his audience, the… Read More Go on, Sir Michael, give it to those toffee-nosed, charity-fiddling independent school snobs!
I’m wondering in how many other countries is the news of another Olympic gold medal almost instantly followed by a Tweet letting you know if the winner was educated in the state or independent sector. I suspect that it is a typically British response. So, it appears that (currently) a greater proportion of our medal… Read More Take your marks, get set, blame someone
So, Michael Gove is coming to BETT and it looks like he will be scrapping the ICT curriculum. Whilst the detail is yet to be seen, I cannot see this as being an entirely good thing. “Schools to be given freedom to run cutting-edge computer classes under plans for open source curriculum” says the Guardian.… Read More Back to the Past