For the second time this week the education sector has taken a beating, this time with the Ofsted report on the way that schools support high ability pupils.
To date school leaders have not been consulted over the development of the new GCSE syllabuses so it is highly premature to design new qualifications before this consultation has been finalised. It is now time for our legitimate voice to be listened to carefully and acted upon.
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.
Short video from the NASUWT documenting education secretary Michael Gove’s long struggle with reality.
In a letter to The Independent and The Daily Telegraph this week, a hundred education academics criticised Michael Gove’s controversial new curriculum proposals as an “endless list of spelling, facts and rules” that will prove “miserable for children”.
Left Foot Forward has looked at some of the changes to the school curriculum proposed by Michael Gove and the criticism they’ve received.
While the prime minister visits India, new figures reveal that not a single UK child has studies Hindi for GCSE or A-Levels in the past year.
Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews has welcomed Michael Gove’s humiliating u-turn on GCSEs, declaring the education secretary a “repentant sinner”.
Michael Gove has done a U-turn over plans to scrap GCSEs.
Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg MP responds to today’s school league tables.