The Education Secretary will have powers to decide key details later, without parliamentary oversight – such as sharing children’s sensitive personal data.
Students need skills like resilience, financial education, oracy and teamwork to secure jobs and thrive in employment.
The education of these children has become focused almost exclusively on dealing with severe behavioural problems, with next to no attention to the teaching of reading.
As a Committee Chair, you can campaign for the things you believe in, speak to the media more freely – and still get things done.
The Schools Minister on the proposals to ban their use in classrooms floated by the Department for Education this morning.
Our approach to educational problems is practical, effective, and affordable. We need people who believe in them to implement them.
Exams are the essential building block of motivation. Ask any teacher who has had to teach an unexamined course to 15-year olds.
As our labour market thunders towards the digital age, we must urgently reconsider how we can support the skills most needed.
The first in a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about schools after Covid.
Arrested by the KGB for bringing in leaflets supporting multilateral disarmament, I was “banned for life” from returning.
Up against the noisy unions, it’s struggled to convey the safety of schools compared to other environments.
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.
Over to them goes the problem of sorting the future of an inrush of students brandishing far better results than were expected.
Many will now be asking whether Williamson is in a position to lead the crucial return to school in only a few weeks time.