Website Archive - Jul 2010

ICT in schools - back to the 'dark age'?

Is the government's indifference to ICT in schools turning back the clock on the use of computers for learning?

06 Jul 2010 BBC News Online

More top education salaries revealed

The government has continued its drive for greater transparency in public spending by publishing ...

02 Jul 2010

Further round of cuts hit ICT in schools again

The latest round of cuts announced by the Department for Education (and released at the same time...

06 Jul 2010

SATS - 26% of schools joined boycott but tests go ahead in 2011

The government has said that the 2011 Key Stage 2 tests will go ahead in 2011 despite over a quar...

06 Jul 2010

What's happening to teachers' pay and pensions

 With a squeeze on public spending, it's now clear that public sector pay and pensions are ...

07 Jul 2010

University pensions - conflict ahead

Proposals for changes to the pensions of university academic staff  - including raising the ...

07 Jul 2010

Gove and the BSF list - whose fault?

 There appears to be a rather nasty anonymous briefing game going on over who is responsible...

11 Jul 2010

Some hope for school building projects - but row continues

At education questions in the Commons this afternoon, the Education Secretary Michael Gove confir...

12 Jul 2010

Toby Young's 'free school' faces uphill struggle

 The proposed West London Free School - organised by the writer Toby Young and fellow parent...

17 Jul 2010

Academies Bill

 The Academies Bill come to the Commons this week and is set to be rushed through at a speed...

18 Jul 2010

Gove on Academies Bill on Today programme

 It was very disappointing to hear Michael Gove resorting to the tactic of 'playing the man...

19 Jul 2010

New skills minister

The decision to add Skills Minister, John Hayes to the ministerial team at the Department for Edu...

22 Jul 2010

Diploma students left to dangle in wind

The government's approach to Diplomas continues to leave students in a terrible...

22 Jul 2010

New film on behaviour

My latest film in the Need To Know series on Teachers TV looks at the new powers being given to s...

22 Jul 2010

New university college - sign of things to come

The granting of university college status to BPP is an interesting sign of radical changes ahead ...

26 Jul 2010

Exclusions fall - what crisis in behaviour?

Despite the sense of crisis in school discipline created by the Conservative Party's election ca...

29 Jul 2010

Academy rush - what rush?

The prospect of a large number of schools taking the new route to academy status by next term now...

29 Jul 2010

Academies

 Analysis of the schools that have applied for academy status shows that a large proportion ...

30 Jul 2010