More than anything else, the one thing that seems to unite governmental successes listed here has been Ministers taking a laser like focus on delivery.
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.
The Department of Education wants to address school disruption by “reducing pressure” on students.
It’s partnered with a Blackburn-based educational trust responsible for the running of 30 free schools and academies.
I tried to get Badenoch on my show, but it was a straight “no” from Number 10 (as usual).
The Schools’ Minister responds to our series this week – and says that some are pushing for a reheated agenda which would take this country back decades.
Up against the noisy unions, it’s struggled to convey the safety of schools compared to other environments.
The last week of term is scarcely critical. Is he trying to avoid letting Greenwich set a precedent – or just squaring off with the unions?
Lockdown has taken a significant toll on the younger generation, and we need help to make up for lost time.
Plus: Any Questions, Cross Question, why Williamson and Gibb should go – and why Johnson’s masks policy isn’t a U-turn.
Johnson will almost certainly decide to tough it out. But he will have a big problem if school returns prove tricky.
Ofqual came up with a technical solution to a complex problem, and yet it was not able to convince the rest of the education sector to back its judgement.