Website Archive - Sep 2011

Schools should make reading skills their top priority

As the new term begins, the Director of the National Education Trust,Roy Blatchford, challenges schools to make reading their top priority for the school year 2011-12.

05 Sep 2011 Exclusive to

Mixed messages as new school year begins

 So - after a summer of riots and the usual hand-wringing over exam results - the new school...

05 Sep 2011

For-profit university on the march

 BPP University College - which is owned by the US based for-profit Apollo Group  - has...

06 Sep 2011

Social mobility tsar demands university admissions reform

 The former Labour Cabinet minister, Alan Milburn - who was appointed last year as social mo...

07 Sep 2011

Learning for pleasure - speech at Oxford Brookes University

 I was very honoured and flattered to made an Honorary Doctor of Education by Oxford Brookes...

12 Sep 2011

Marc's Thai Half Marathon Run

My National Education Trust colleague, Marc Rowland, has achieved a wonderful double feat: finish...

18 Sep 2011

Free-to-attend academies event

Still wanting to know more about what academy status entails before making that leap?  Well ...

19 Sep 2011

Vote now for best teachers' videos

You have just over a week left to vote for the best teachers' video in the O2 Learn competition....

19 Sep 2011