Tag Archives: Vocational education

“The Bakers rose through education” – Reflections on “Reflections”

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“The Bakers rose through education. They thought education is the most important thing in life” – Kenneth Baker “Baker Days” were/are the days set aside for teachers’ in-service professional training. This week, thanks to BBC Radio 4, we learned something … Continue reading

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Sir Michael Wilshaw, CentreForum and Comprehensive Education

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Earlier this month Sir Michael Wilshaw gave a speech at CentreForum – a charity that “develops evidence-based research to influence both national debate and policy making”. Wilshaw’s speech was largely focused on attainment and projected outcomes – as one would … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Knights and their Call for Changes to Education

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Is UK education now in an “age of confusion”? According to Sir Tim Brighouse it is. His speech at the Arts and Media School in Islington made it very clear that education is in the midst of a turbulent time … Continue reading

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Education Pledges from the Political Parties

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There’s a useful website that may help you decide which political party you’ll vote for in the General Election. https://voteforpolicies.org.uk/ The fact that it anonymises a series of political statements, so that you don’t know which party each statement comes … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband and Improving Education

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Regardless of the work we do, or the profession we belong to, or the status we have in life, we can all aspire to spiritual intelligence, to ethical behaviour, to clear and positive values, and to virtuous living. This is … Continue reading

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