Educational Resources:

Want to know more about helping bright young people from disadvantaged homes to get into leading universities? Then see what the Villiers Park Education Trust can offer to schools, colleges, teachers and students: www.villierspark.org.uk/vphome.php

We are one of the UK's leading charitable education 'think tanks and do tanks', providing whole school reviews, courses for young children, and independent thinking. Find out more about the National Education Trust at: www.nationaleducationtrust.net/index.php 

The place to look for useful advice on learning a new skills as an adult:  http://www.exploreadultlearning.co.uk/

Future Leaders is a charity that addresses educational inequality and improves the life chances of disadvantaged pupils by transforming outstanding teachers into effective, inspirational leaders for challenging schools. www.future-leaders.org.uk/

Other Links:

Education general (UK):

Official government website for schools in England: www.education.gov.uk/

Official government website for HE and FE: http://www.bis.gov.uk/

UK Parliament's Education Committee: www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/education-committee/

Excellent history of education in England:  www.educationengland.org.uk/

David Marriott's useful website for school governors: www.thegovernor.org.uk/index.shtml

Education Organisations/Charities (UK):

The PSHE Association is dedicated to improving the quality of PSHE education by providing advice, consultancy, information and a voice for our membership of PSHE education professionals.www.pshe-association.org.uk/

Education sites (USA):

Get your communications degree online from Gonzaga University.                                                                   

360 education solutions: Online education and online teaching degree programmes www.360-edu.com/

Journalism/ Broadcasting:

BBC News education pages:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/default.stm

The Guardian's education pages at: http://education.guardian.co.uk/

Mike's series 'Need To Know'  and other programmes from Teachers TV can now be found here: www.teachersmedia.co.uk/search

 

Education Blogs:

Wonkhe (pronounced wonky) is a new blog for Higher Education policy wonks: www.wonkhe.com/

Conor Ryan (former adviser to Blunkett and Blair) is always interesting: conorfryan.blogspot.com/

'Pencilandpapertest' is a teacher and former speech-writer for a Cabinet minister: pencilandpapertest.wordpress.com/about/

Fiona Millar, journalist, campaigner and  governor, blogs at: www.thetruthaboutourschools.com/about/

Ron Gordon is a teacher, school governor and NUT activist: ronniegordon.wordpress.com/

 

Conferences:

Mike regularly chaired schools, FE and HE conferences. His clients included: 

Neil Stewart Associates: http://www.neilstewartassociates.com/conferences/searchSector.php?sector=edu

UCAS: http://www.ucas.com/

Media Training:

Mike provided media training in partnership with Communications Management: http://www.communicationsmanagement.co.uk/home/

And....just for fun:

Top team: Ipswich Town FC http://www.itfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Home/

Top band: The Chris Barber Jazz Band http://www.chrisbarber.net/

Top places: The Blackdown Hills http://www.blackdown-hills.net/ and the parish of Clayhidon, Devon http://www.devon.gov.uk/localstudies/110207/1.html