Website Archive - Jan 2010

Review of the Decade

Happy New Year to all readers - and many thanks for visiting my website.

My review o...

02 Jan 2010

What is worrying teachers and heads?

 Unable to switch off? Work worries keeping you awake at night? Well it seems school leaders...

05 Jan 2010

Examinations - wasting our money?

With schools and colleges facing tough budget settlements ahead, some of the £700 million s...

06 Jan 2010

MPs tell Ofsted to back off

 An influential House of Commons committee has warned that the current complex arrangem...

07 Jan 2010

Schools hoard cash as times get hard - others start to struggle

More state schools in England are now in the red and showing deficit balances, accordin...

08 Jan 2010

Exams and snow - official guidance

The examinations watchdog, Ofqual, has said it will ensure that all exam boards take the sam...

08 Jan 2010

Teachers' new powers on discipline

Are you clear about the powers that teachers now have to keep discipline, both in the school and&...

11 Jan 2010

Liberal Democrats postpone scrapping tuition fees

The Liberal Democrat leader,Nick Clegg, has said he will delay the party's promise to scrap univ...

11 Jan 2010

BBC Education becomes 'Education & Family'

 The BBC has redesignated its education section on its news website as an 'Education & ...

12 Jan 2010

Safeguarding - new advice for schools

The new laws on safeguarding will affect all schools and all professionals who work with children...

18 Jan 2010

Tories plan to make teaching 'elitist' profession

The Conservatives' election manifesto will aim to make teaching 'an unashamedly elitist profess...

18 Jan 2010

Cool reception for Tory idea on teaching

While David Cameron's insistence that the most important factor in education is the quality of t...

21 Jan 2010