Tag Archives: Ed Miliband

Theresa May’s Post-18 Education Review: Simply Not Enough.

“The aim of education policy should be to provide the right education for every child. That for some children that will be an education that is firmly based in learning practical and vocational skills. For others, it will be an … Continue reading

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Theresa May’s Post-18 Education Review: Simply Not Enough

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“The aim of education policy should be to ‘provide the right education for every child’. That ‘for some children that will be an education that is firmly based in learning practical and vocational skills. For others, it will be an … Continue reading

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Education Manifestos in Detail: Part Three – Labour

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It’s hard to forget New Labour and its “Education, Education, Education” mantra which created a feeling of optimism that soon turned to despondency – once we realised what Blair and co meant by “education”. They were talking almost exclusively about … Continue reading

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Crushed: Jack Dee’s schooldays, and how he found his Element

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Why do so many of the guests on BBC Radio 4s “Desert Island Discs” talk about distressing and shocking experience of school? Why do so many who will never achieve prominence or celebrity status also do likewise? “Is it because … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband and One Nation Education

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Ed Miliband has an article in todays’ Guardian that looks forward to his Hugo Young lecture this evening. This could be another important step forward for Ed and for his party. Let’s hope it’s a step in the right direction. … Continue reading

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One Nation Olympic Legacy

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Remember the Olympics? It was a rather special time in the United Kingdom. Throughout the Olympic and Paralympic events we witnessed some remarkable sporting achievements. Team GB enabled the nation to celebrate in a way that they probably hadn’t celebrated … Continue reading

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Reinvent Education not Reform

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Well, congratulations Mr Gove, you’ve done it again! A few months ago, you essentially told my youngest son that the qualifications he was currently studying for were worth less than the paper they were written on. Today, you are telling … Continue reading

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