This may sound uncharacteristically heartless, but I was so pleased, though the context is horrific, to read Brian Walton in the TES expressing the prevalence of fear in his working life these days. It’s horrifying to learn it… Read More
Are you interested in news which digs beneath the surface of goings-on in and around education policy in England?
Education Uncovered is a website, now just over a year old, which aims to do just that. Set up, edited and largely written by me, Warwick Mansell, an experienced education journalist, it aims to scrutinise decision-making power at… Read More
You know the closing scene of the 1970 film, Scrooge, where the people of London are kicking their legs out in front, behind and to the side, as they follow the reformed Ebenezar? Their thumbs looped around their… Read More
Madeleine Holt talks to Nick Ferrari this morning about school uniforms after this article in The Mirror sparks debate. Read the article here What do you think? Does your school’s choice of uniform have any bearing on your… Read More
Layla Moran, John McDonnell and Caroline Lucas are among a cross-party panel of MPs hosting a Parliamentary briefing-with-a-difference tomorrow. At the event, children will come from all over England to tell and sing their stories of how years… Read More
We have been approached by a TV production company who are making a documentary for a major broadcaster about home schooling. They are keen to hear from parents with experience of children being off-rolled and then home-schooled. If… Read More
Layla Moran, John McDonnell and Caroline Lucas are among a cross-party panel of MPs hosting a Parliamentary briefing-with-a-difference on 10 Oct, 2018. At the event, children will come from all over England to tell and sing their stories… Read More
Parents, our children are in the hands of careless money-makers and political agendas. Isn’t it time we demand change?
This week you’ll find my blog takes quite a personally political journey. My politics are very left leaning but I am also very angry with this current government as I witness the impact of their policies furthering the… Read More
A national newspaper is looking for parents who would be willing to talk to them anonymously about the lengths they have had to go to in order to secure the school place they wanted: e.g. move to another… Read More
I didn’t go back to school this week. After twelve years of returning from the six-week summer break to inset days and Learning-to-Learn days, this lack of attendance marks the start of a new era for me. I… Read More