Website Archive - Sep 2008

Why have school holidays in wet August?

After a miserable summer many of us are wondering why we don't cheer ourselves up - and raise standards - by changing school holiday dates.

06 Sep 2008 BBC News Online

Crashing down the global university league table

Latest OECD report shows we are no longer top dog on graduation rates -- time for a more ambitious policy?

13 Sep 2008 BBC News Online

Scrap the 2009 Sats marking?

With such a tight deadline for next year's Sats marking, wouldn't it be better to rely on teacher assessment instead?

16 Sep 2008 The Guardian

Diplomas: historic start to teaching - how was it for you?

So, finally, the first teaching of the new diplomas has begun. There may only be 20,000 students ...

16 Sep 2008