Academies vs… the rest?

Bookshelf

I will from time to time share some old posts. This was one I wrote initially on 3 February this year, shortly before I decided to rethink the website focus and do a redesign. It includes one of the many (and now extinct ) “Broadcast Belle facts”  I used to write at the end. Already […]

Gove Gone

Gove Gone

Michael Gove was demoted a year ago today, on 15 July. I wrote this at the time in response on 17 July 2014. Michael Gove, arguably one of the most divisive Education Secretaries in history, is gone. No longer Secretary of State, David Cameron reshuffled the hell out of him this week and like a crap football […]

Magna Carta, Europe, and the Human Ri...

Magna Carta Getty Images

The Prime Minister chose the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta to outline his intention to push ahead with plans for a British bill of rights. This legislation would replace the Human Rights Act (HRA). This has been a point of contention and split public opinion. On one hand, some commentators back the scrapping […]

Tough Young Teachers want R-E-S-P-E-C...

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This was an article that I originally wrote on 27 February 2014 and is another post that was included on the previous version of my edu blog. As I have pointed out previously, I will from time to time share some old posts that were quite well received. All I’m askin’ is for a little respect… Aretha […]

The Guardian University Guide 2016

Guardian league table has been released

The Guardian University Guide 2016 launched yesterday with the main league table appearing in today’s paper. According to the Guardian, the guide ranks universities according to a range of criteria including spending per student; student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; and details what grades applicants need to get a place. Also detailed is a value-added score that compares students’ […]

The Merits of Merit

Merit cartoon short strip

This was an article that I originally wrote on 27 February 2014. As I have pointed out previously, I will from time to time share some old posts that were quite well received on the previous version of my edu blog. This week my heart soared when I read that three young boys from Newham were on […]

The next five years for education

Conservative Tory manifesto

With the election result now in, the next five years of government will be Conservative led. What does this mean for education? Well here I revisit the Tory manifesto to remind teachers, parents, students, and everybody else with an interest in education what is in store for the next parliament. Anything that was not originally […]

PwC drops A-level grades as criteria ...

Black PwC sign outside offices in London

Big four accountancy firm PwC will axe the UCAS tariff as an entry criteria for its graduate scheme, the company announced today. The UCAS points tariff will be scrapped for over 90 percent of PwC’s graduate and early identification roles. PwC is one of the UK’s largest graduate employers and had 17 applications for every role in its intake last […]

Wet Play

Boy writing in in the window fog formed from the rain outside and condensation

This was an article that I originally wrote on 14 January 2014. As I have pointed out previously, I will from time to time share some old posts that were quite well received on the previous version of my edu blog. Some of my worst playtimes at school were due to the rain. Whether it was […]

Manifesto launches: education

UK political party leaders, general election 2015

The 2015 general election has swung into action and all of the main parties have now launched their manifestos. Each one has its newest set of promises to break and some parties have claimed that the financing of those promises is watertight. Labour claims that its manifesto is fully costed, while the UK Independence Party (UKIP) says […]

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