Tag Archives: Michael Gove

A Plea to Act Now – Again!

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As a parent, many things can keep you awake at night: Your child not attaining an A-C pass at Maths GCSE Your child self-harming because of the pressure to succeed academically As a parent, what would be your biggest concern? … Continue reading

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Education: A fresh start for the Labour Party

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Yesterday we were asked the following question on Twitter by @corbyn50plus, in response to a remark about education: “What do you think Labour can do besides oppose Tory policy?” It’s an important question. For years it’s been pointed out that … Continue reading

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Manifestos in Detail: Part Two – Conservatives and UKIP

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It seems Conservative Central Office forgot to check the date of Primary schools “offer week” in England. With immaculate timing the Conservative party’s election manifesto was published this week, with its first statement on education as follows: “We will ensure … Continue reading

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Morgan v Gove – A Fight Over Education?

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“Education chief fights back in battle with Michael Gove over schools” – Guardian headline http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/dec/06/nicky-morgan-battle-michael-gove-schools Hmmm. Can this really be true? Or could the Guardian be stirring a pot of half-truths? The paper goes on to say: The education secretary, … Continue reading

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University Education: Value for Money?

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A recent survey from the consumer group “Which?” confirmed previous reports that university students don’t think they’re getting value for money. The fact that it’s a consumer group compiling such a report speaks volumes in itself. Since the demise of … Continue reading

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Teaching Poetry: Unpopular Problems

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It’s National Poetry Day. We wonder which poems are being recited in schools throughout the land today. Coleridge? Byron? Auden? Or something more contemporary. We also wonder whether children and young people have been asked about their views on poetry. … Continue reading

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