While the free school programme did much to inject fresh ideas and investment into the school system, it is a source of great sadness that the Catholic Church in England has not been able to take part in this flagship policy.
We must abandon the absurd, reductive notion that only STEM subjects are useful to young people in the modern world.
The Government needs to provide an educational route map out of Coronavirus for schools and colleges – so that they can prepare.
In general, it is right that schools should remove children that are a danger to others and who are preventing other children from learning.
The second writer in our mini-series says that creating more grammars is a distraction from change that matters.
Voluntary-aided status works both for Catholic schools and everyone else. Furthermore, lifting the cap from new institutions could have had unexpected consequences.
While Hinds’ grammar school announcement was welcome, his U-turn on the cap on faith-based free schools is simply baffling.
Today’s announcements are extremely cautious. Some of this is justified, some less so, but it makes a stark contrast to the Gove era.
His first major interview returns policy to the spirit of May’s original education ideas, with new faith schools and expanded selective ones as part of the mix.
The controversy over lifting the cap on new faith schools is not confined to Catholic ones. Hinds has a knotty problem to untangle.