Love, Actually

I have wanted to go to Michaela for about a year now. Well, I was at the Michaela debate but that was sans children. Thanks to Naureen (@5N_Afzal), who arranged it all, I finally got to visit today. We started the tour with a chat with Katharine in her office. I can imagine her detractors…

Not Waving But Drowning

Having argued that the ability to mass academise schools is not undemocratic, I read this today from @dutaut – here where he argues that it is not undemocratic but anti-democratic. First things first: “Simply put, it (democracy) is a governmental system which allows people to hold their political leaders to account. They do this at…

Is Academisation Undemocratic?

As could have been predicted, there are a lot of people who are angry about mass academisation. The last time I saw the word privatisation this many times in a day, I was reading about Thatcher for an essay. If that isn’t 1980s enough, some people are threatening to flee the country and go live…

EEE – Principle 1 – Great Teaching

Last Thursday, I, along with other bloggers, was invited to a meeting with Nick Gibb at the DfE. It involved discussing and clarifying the new White Paper – Educational Excellence Everywhere. I don’t know why I was asked. I don’t know all the bloggers who were asked or who declined. The other bloggers that did…