Sunak and Truss are indicative of an educational world divided between private schools and state comprehensives. Grammars can play a role alongside Gove’s reforms in ending that dichotomy.
It marks a shift from his original vision, which placed a much greater emphasis on individual schools having the freedom to do their own thing.
Uniform status and mandatory hours seem like a step away from the animating spirit of free schools.
The Government gains from her making a Tory case on disparities, which too few of her colleagues are willing to do.
It’s hard work, but the progressive ideology has not gone away. It would be a tragedy for future generations if we gave in and settled for an easier life.
She is among a tiny handful of people who have actually made an impact on the problem. Her school Michaela is a beacon of hope.
It’s partnered with a Blackburn-based educational trust responsible for the running of 30 free schools and academies.
My area is rich in ambition but poor in educational opportunity, children are falling behind their peers around the rest of the country.
It now needs to get real. This is clearly the plan in the next few months, starting with the Queen’s Speech tomorrow, leading to the Levelling Up paper.
It’s wrong that parents of children with special educational needs face extra local authority red tape.
Organisations should be invited in, to offer pupils professional mental health support, as well as sports activities and academic catch-up tuition.
The Government needs to provide an educational route map out of Coronavirus for schools and colleges – so that they can prepare.
Plus: After the kidnapping of this Christian girl, we should cut off aid to Pakistan. And: Muslims must face up the fact that terror is claimed in their name.
The recent debate on free school meals has shown, among many things, the impact of local civil society non-state organisations.