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 […]
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 […]
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who issued a plea on social media for support for her plan to prevent Ofsted inspectors visiting her school has withdrawn her request, asking people not to come to the school, […]
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...
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 […]
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...
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 […]
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 […]