Rishi Sunak’s fighting talk about the “hardworking aspiration of millions of people” will fall on barren ground so long as the middle classes can’t afford fees.
The debate on social mobility in this leadership contest should be more wide-ranging than a myopic focus on lifting the ban on a particular kind of school.
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.
She explains why she changed her mind on Brexit, confirms she would change the Bank’s mandate, and says she would be happy to find a place for Sunak in her team.
The backlash against the Schools Bill is just the latest sign that we have let schools slip off the Conservative agenda.
This is too important an issue for too many people for ‘the optics of a fight with Labour’ to be the primary motivation.
Access to better schools is more dependent on one’s finances than it was when we still needed ration books.
Uniform status and mandatory hours seem like a step away from the animating spirit of free schools.
This biography will be found invaluable by anyone seeking to work out what kind of a person the Labour Leader is.
Medway, the unitary authority for my constituency of Gillingham and Rainham, is in the top 22 per cent of the most deprived areas for education in England.
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.
The Chairman of the 1922 Committee’s Executive is an enemy of rule by decree and a stern upholder of parliamentary scrutiny
The most deprived children are facing greater challenges to their education; Britain must remedy this disadvantage gap.