Category: Education

School’s out, for ever?

School’s out, for ever?

I have just returned in mid-September from a week-long foreign holiday, and I was surprised to see so many English families with children. According to a recent report from consultancy Public First there has been a ‘seismic shift’ in parents’ attitudes to school attendance. My anecdotal evidence supports the report’s findings that absenteeism is growing,…

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Our children are being subjected to propaganda

Our children are being subjected to propaganda

Young children in Britain are being exposed to material that is completely inappropriate and unsuitable. We have learned that in Wales, seven-year-olds have been told that they might be a ‘mixed berry gender fluid muffin’. Aside from the sheer absurdity of the notion, these trendy theories have little or no academic evidence to support them.…

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My five education wishes for 2023

My five education wishes for 2023

Here are my education wishes for 2023 – five things the government should do to improve the system for our children. And with Nick Gibb the minister responsible there is someone in place who can drive change. ONE Sort out the muddle on SATs gradings This will involve having the courage to restore the original…

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