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Summer exams: the dismal efforts of ministers and the exams regulator...

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I don’t want to say I told you so: but I told you so. Back in September I predicted that the GCSE and A...

Finally there is light at the end of the tunnel: but...

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Bernard Trafford reckons he cannot be the first person to use that metaphor with regard to the Covid pandemic. The current lockdown seems at...

Welcome to Hokey-Cokey education policy

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As government promises news on schools reopening and summer exams, retired headteacher Bernard Trafford reckons it’s safest to assume that what will actually happen...

The coming year: light beginning to dawn, or an extension of...

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On New Year’s Eve Bernard Trafford was tickled by a bogus quote from Samuel Pepys’s diary doing the rounds on social media. But it also gave...

It’s beginning to feel it’s NOT like Christmas!

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CHRISTMAS 2020 ON THE M62 SERVICES: an exchange of presents is taking place in the rain, bags being moved between cars. A grandfather stoops into...

I wish you all a happy distanced Covid Christmas Day!

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So this Covid Christmas is all about contradictions. Government says we may get together (up to three households), but advises that we shouldn't. After our...

A level meltdown exposes the malaise at the heart of government,...

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The A level results fiasco is a disgrace. Yet it’s merely the latest manifestation of this government’s universal ineptness.  Reflecting the PM’s fondness for...

Boris’s billions for building may boost schools but baffle parents

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Following the Prime Minister’s statement on Tuesday outlining his vision for an expansionist, prosperous future, Thursday is scheduled to bring an announcement from the...