Month: July 2013

New proposals for a College of Teaching offer a unique opportunity to raise the status of the teaching profession and encourage high quality, evidence-based professional development. But the measures are certain to prove counter-productive and divisive if they fail to …

College of Teaching must include further education Read More »

Creeping privatisation and competition in state education has been a disaster across the globe almost everywhere it has been tried and yet the Coalition government seems hell-bent on pursuing it. Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, is repeatedly accused of putting …

A privatised route to falling standards Read More »

The recently published report from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) on college governance [350KB PDF] is in many ways a model of how to develop policy.  Unlike many announcements, which appear out of the blue and seem only to …

Mick Fletcher questions the wisdom of tackling college governance in isolation Read More »

Lasting success in education does not come overnight For truly outstanding performance a school or college needs the ‘three Ps’ – patience, professionalism and partnership, says Andrew Morris, author of a 20-year progress report on the path to success in …

Andrew Morris celebrates twenty years of City and Islington College Read More »