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Just when you thought education ministers couldn’t make more of a...

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The pressure should be on the Department for Education, and particularly on its ministers, to do something about the bizarre mismatch in schools between...

“The squalid, unambitious lamentable smallness of our politics” (Geoff Barton): government’s...

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Just the other day Geoff Barton, head of the school leaders’ union ASCL, quoted Barack Obama’s view that our problem is not the hugeness...

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...

“Here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten us into, Gavin!”

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Remember Laurel and Hardy? Their immortal moments of knockabout slapstick comedy were predictable but always hilarious. If they were set the task of carrying...

A level and GCSE exams won’t take place as “normal” in...

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As one in six schools has year-groups sent home due to Covid outbreaks, and pupil progress is affected as a result, education bodies are...

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...