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Tag Archives: Education
The media and political debate over grade inflation and Michael Gove’s proposed GCSE reforms disguise how difficult it is for young people in today’s struggling economy.
The revelation that 46 schools have Section 28-like policies is shocking, but there is a broader issue that the education system must do more for LGBT students.
There is a widening gender gap in A Level students’ subject choices which is arguably a result of socially conditioned gender norms. Subjects like Physics, Maths, ICT and Economics are dominated by boys whilst girls are the majority in Drama, Law and languages.
With the news that children are more unhealthy and unfit than ever before it is time that PE lessons lead to a lifelong interest in sport and exercise.
In May I wrote for Left Foot Forward about the chronic shortage of primary school places in parts of England and how Michael Gove’s free school programme is making the problem even more acute.
Climate change is now back in the UK geography curriculum after indications from education chief Michael Gove it would be left out
If we are serious about raising school results, we’ll have to target resources towards early years and catch-up classes in primary schools. This will require the government to make tough decisions about spending on secondary education.
I would like to see Michael Gove asked the following question: does he stand for every school child, or just those who attend academies and free schools?
I cannot be the only person with personal experience of managing schools whose jaw dropped at reading the headlines of the Reform report launched last week: Must Do Better: Spending on Schools. Based on lots of number crunching of data tables, it came to the conclusion that school spending could be cut by close to 20 per cent without compromising standards.