[15 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | 82 views]
Gove: Ideologically committed, utterly zealous, and hated

Michael Gove was described by a headteachers’ leader yesterday as “radical and sincere” in his vision for education, but with prescriptions that were often “too hard to swallow”.

Mr Gove was certainly the most ideologically committed and zealous Education Secretary I have ever come across. (He is the 15th I have reported upon since starting to write about education.).  He was also the most hated by teachers’ leaders.
In his four years in office, he has managed to transform vast swathes of the education system. Some of his earlier reforms have already …

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[10 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 143 views]
Gove strikes a blow for British values

Daily Mail
10 June 2014
This was the day the Cabinet spat over hostile media briefings paled into insignificance, as the true nature and scale of the Birmingham ‘Trojan Horse’ scandal emerged in horrifying detail.
What has this country come to, when children at supposedly secular British state schools are indoctrinated into a ‘narrow, faith-based ideology’ inspired by an extremist interpretation of Islam?
How have we reached a point where non-Muslim pupils can be excluded from publicly-funded school trips to Saudi Arabia… or where taxpayers’ money is hijacked to set up an Islamist …

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[16 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 2,621 views]
Crisis in Primary Places

One in seven children fail to win admission to their first choice school .Tens of thousands of children have missed out on their first-choice school this year…

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[23 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 6,293 views]
Surge in admissions lotteries threatens children’s right to place at local school

Parentsoutloud say this was ever thus it nothing new look back on this site and you can read posts on school place lotteries some years ago…