The College of Teaching: please don’t get the decorators in while the house is burning down

Congratulations to Dame Alison Peacock on her appointment as the first CEO of the College of Teaching. She has done an impressive job in championing assessment for learning in schools. Broadly I am in favour of the formation of professional bodies, I believe they have the potential to support and develop the professional esteem ofContinue reading “The College of Teaching: please don’t get the decorators in while the house is burning down”

A National Education Service is exactly what we need

Jeremy Corbyn has been floating the idea of a National Education Service since his Labour leadership campaign last year. The idea is breathtakingly simple and, in fact, blindingly obvious. The formation of a fully-funded, cradle-to-grave education service is the antithesis of the outsourced fragmented and anti-democratic reforms that have been creeping in since the 1970s.Continue reading “A National Education Service is exactly what we need”