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
Parental choice: the schools all look the same so do we simply get to choose our favourite colour blazer?
I am going to hazard a guess: I think a lot of parents heard the Conservative manifesto about the Big Society and the free school movement in 2010 and, quite understandably, thought to themselves: ‘What a great idea!… Read More
‘Miss, don’t worry. I’ve already been told I won’t get English or Maths so I don’t have a future.’ These words were said to me two years ago. This was a year 11 boy who had ADHD. I… Read More
That’s the way to do it..united against more testing..John Swinney warned to scrap primary one tests or face boycott
Simon Johnson, scottish political editor writes on 15 AUGUST 2018 John Swinney has been presented with an ultimatum of scrapping the SNP’s controversial primary one tests or facing a mass boycott. Upstart Scotland, a literacy charity, is distributing… Read More