Education

The Stalinist logic behind the SNP’s approach to education

28 May 2015 10:45

Early in the campaign for Scottish independence the SNP commissioned a party political broadcast called Two Futures. It told the…

Young people should be wary of the Guardian’s university league table

27 May 2015 15:56

This week, the Guardian published its annual university league table. The rankings are as bewildering to anyone acquainted with the…

Student visa reforms will be a nightmare for university vice-chancellors

12 May 2015 11:48

As the dust settles on the outcome of the 2015 general election, one group of business executives who we can…

Tristram Hunt: Education Secretaries can send their kids private

23 April 2015 16:17

In the Daily Politics education debate just now on the BBC, Tristram Hunt declared that it was acceptable for an…

Ed Miliband couldn’t care less about education reform

8 April 2015 18:17

The editor of The Spectator isn’t the only person thinking about the prospect of Ed Miliband becoming the next Prime Minister.…

Kids love fairy tales. This doesn’t mean they must be taught about transgender politics

7 April 2015 13:07

If the NUT didn’t exist it would be necessary for a latter-day Michael Wharton to invent it. This week the teaching…

Low income damages children’s brains, says study. If so, that’s a tragedy

2 April 2015 13:12

The link between wealth and attainment is a subject that’s close to my heart, or perhaps more accurately my cerebral…

Do we really need more physics teachers?

11 March 2015 12:11

The government has today announced a drive to get more physics and maths graduates into teaching. It’s a good idea,…

If ‘non-violent extremists’ can’t express their views at universities, where can they?

4 March 2015 12:49

Last month, the government’s Counter-Terrorism & Security Bill became law. One provision is the legal obligation it places upon ‘specified authorities’…

Tories detect Alastair Campbell’s hand in latest education attacks on PM

4 March 2015 12:37

Angry Conservative Party officials have hit back at attacks from the left on the education of the Prime Minister’s children. On…

E.G. West showed a way for ‘free schools’ to be truly free

27 February 2015 16:24

Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education, has announced the closure of the Durham Free School, following scandalously one-sided Ofsted reporting…

The tragedy of these sex education plans is that five year olds might miss the joke

20 February 2015 11:52

Most people look back fondly at their sex education classes, remembering the stammering, red faced teachers, the very silly jokes…

Could this be the solution to the Durham Free School dilemma?

6 February 2015 19:32

A highly respected academic has stepped forward pointing education ministers towards a potentially face-saving solution to the Durham Free School…

The Enigma Gove?

5 February 2015 18:30

Chief Whip Michael Gove has given his first keynote speech since being politically assassinated last summer. Plucked from the frontline…

One of Gove’s most important education reforms is in danger

5 February 2015 14:22

One of this week’s most important stories is tucked away in the Times’ Higher Education supplement today. It appears that one…

Exclusive: Nicky Morgan to approve more than 50 new free schools

4 February 2015 14:12

Nicky Morgan will announce more than 50 new free schools by the end of this month, Coffee House has learned.…

Will Nicky Morgan admit she may have been wrong about Durham Free School?

4 February 2015 12:49

The education secretary gave Durham Free School (DFS) until 3 February to make representations showing why it should not have its…

Freezing the education budget won’t hurt pupils. Here’s why

2 February 2015 18:56

David Cameron has today been refreshingly honest about his plans for school funding in England: budgets will be flat, which…

If Cameron wants an ‘all-out war’ on mediocre schools, why did he get rid of Gove?

2 February 2015 9:34

It is odd to hear David Cameron promise an ‘all-out war on mediocrity’ in education. An admirable sentiment, but it’s…

Nicky Morgan: British values test isn’t just about Muslim schools

27 January 2015 22:08

Nicky Morgan has launched a rather strident defence of the government’s ‘British values’ agenda this evening, after fears that it…

Oftsed’s campaign against Christian schools: now Gove is gone, the Blob is back

25 January 2015 11:50

When Ofsted inspectors allegedy asked primary-age girls at Grindon Hall Christian School, Sunderland, whether they knew what lesbians did in…

Good question, Mr Bryant, where are the Albert Finneys and the Glenda Jacksons?

19 January 2015 15:48

James Blunt, the self-deprecating musician who may or may not have stopped World War III, has written an open letter…

Archbishop John Sentamu is wrong about free schools on every count

19 January 2015 14:59

John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, has never been shy about courting publicity. He frequently churns out controversial opinion pieces…

Michael Gove might not be preparing for another coalition. But other Tories are

6 January 2015 15:22

Michael Gove pitched up on Newsnight yesterday to give one of his typically confident performances to the programme. Apparently CCHQ don’t…

Life isn’t easy for Gove’s guinea pigs. I should know – I am one

19 December 2014 17:12

Westminster hasn’t made life easy if you are a 16-year-old. Michael Gove’s education reforms are well underway but the reorganisation…