Over the next few weeks this site will be under construction. Sorry for any inconvenience caused 🙂

Planting to Eat


No Image
No Image

RSS Education News

  • Pressure mounts on Ofsted amid outcry after death of headteacher March 21, 2023
    Ruth Perry’s death a ‘direct result of pressure’ from report by England’s education watchdog, says familyPressure is mounting on Ofsted after the death of the Berkshire headteacher Ruth Perry, whose family have called for an urgent review of the schools watchdog, describing its inspection regime as “punitive” and “fatally flawed”.The family intervention came as teachers […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • ‘I grew up at the margins’: Bridget Phillipson on teachers’ strikes, Ofsted, Brexit and Corbyn March 21, 2023
    The shadow education secretary is determined to put childcare reform at the heart of Labour’s policy – and stop Jeremy Hunt stealing her thunderBridget Phillipson, Labour’s shadow education secretary, grew up in the kind of place where Liz Truss used to pretend she’d grown up: a terrace in Tyne and Wear with a disused railway […]
    Zoe Williams
  • Headteacher withdraws request for public support to help stop Ofsted inspection March 21, 2023
    Initial call for protest came after family of headteacher Ruth Perry said she took her own life after news of lowest ratingA Berkshire headteacher who issued a plea on social media for support for her plan to prevent Ofsted inspectors visiting her school has withdrawn her request, asking people not to come to the school, […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • Did you solve it? The infinite monkey theorem March 20, 2023
    The answer to today’s typing teaserEarlier today I set you the following puzzle, based on the idea that a monkey sat at a typewriter bashing random keys will eventually type out the complete works of Shakespeare. Here it is again with the solution.The magic word Continue reading...
    Alex Bellos
  • Staff at 150 UK universities begin three days of strikes March 20, 2023
    Industrial action going ahead despite hopes of breakthrough on pay, conditions and pensions last weekUniversities in the UK have been hit by strike action once again, despite hopes of a breakthrough last week with an offer from employers on pay, working conditions and pensions.Tens of thousands of staff at 150 universities pressed ahead with planned […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • Can you solve it? The infinite monkey theorem March 20, 2023
    Go ape with your brainThe infinite monkey theorem states that if you let a monkey hit the keys of a typewriter at random an infinite amount of times, eventually the monkey will type out the entire works of Shakespeare.Today’s puzzle involves a monkey typing out something a little shorter. Continue reading...
    Alex Bellos
  • No revolution necessary: mainstream public schools can – and must – put creativity at their heart | Steven Cook March 19, 2023
    Children will leave school without any enthusiasm for life if we only focus on the basics, says one principal who overhauled his public schoolHere’s a question: what is education for? Is it for equipping young people narrowly for a career? Or is it for equipping them for life? I believe that if education has an […]
    Steven Cook
  • ‘This will be the end of nurseries’: preschools in England warn of closures amid free childcare expansion plan March 19, 2023
    Jeremy Hunt has been told his budget giveaway will have a ‘catastrophic’ effect without more fundingA key plan to expand free childcare will “absolutely guarantee” the closure of more nurseries, the departure of staff and a fall in places if there is not a substantial increase in the funding behind it, Jeremy Hunt has been […]
    Michael Savage Policy Editor
Translate »