Website Archive - May 2010

Honesty needed on education fundinig

Politicians often misrepresent where the education money goes - here's analysis of the official statistics.

15 May 2010 BBC News Online

The Daily Politics BBC Monday 2nd May

The Daily Politics Education Debate will be on education on Bank Holiday Monday, with Ed Balls, M...

02 May 2010

The Daily Politics Education Debate

Taking part in BBC2's Daily Politics education debate was an education!

Michael Gove, Ed...

03 May 2010

Post-election outlook for universities

 After questioning the main political parties' education spokesmen on the Daily Politics sh...

04 May 2010

What coalition might mean for education

 In his 'big, open and comprehensive offer' to the Liberal Democrats, David Cameron stress...

08 May 2010

Politics - the way ahead

 There are two ways of deciding what is best for a 'stable and long-term government'.

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11 May 2010

A pupil premium under Con-Lib Dem coalition

Michael Gove (on BBC News Channel) has just indicated that talks with the Lib Dems are going...

11 May 2010

Education policy under Con/Lib Dem coalition

 

New government gives let out for Lib Dems over fees

So, after all sorts of combinations of policy areas, not to mention acronym confusion (DES, DFEE,...

13 May 2010

Suggestions for the new Education Secretary

 A number of you have kindly used Twitter to suggest education policy ideas for the new coal...

15 May 2010

CBI favours business-related A-Levels

There's good news and bad news in today's CBI report on skills.

Firstly they have opene...

17 May 2010

The coalition government's education path

 I have a lengthy piece in The Education Guardian today on the way ahead for the new coaliti...

18 May 2010

End of national pay & conditions for teachers?

 The new fuller version of the new coalition government's deal, published today, strongly s...

20 May 2010

Eerily quiet from the Department for Education

It seems the new Education Secretary, Michael Gove, is living up to promises made in opposition t...

21 May 2010

Those education cuts in full...

Education has taken its share of the £6.243 billion of savings to the current year's gover...

24 May 2010

What is in the coalition government's two education bills?

So we are to have two schools-related Bills in the coming Parliament: a short, sharp Academies Bi...

25 May 2010

Those Academies letters to head teachers in full...

Here is the link to the letter sent by Michael Gove to 'outstanding' schools:

26 May 2010

QCDA chopped up...but SATs to stay

The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has given further details of which functions of the QCDA w...

28 May 2010