Tag Archives: Michael Gove

Turbulence Ahead

Shock news – both our school’s head and deputy head teachers are resigning. It’s doubtful whether suitable replacements can be found before the end of the school year. The deputy, who I’d assumed would replace the head, was my child’s … Continue reading

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Growing Pains; how a brilliant primary school programme becomes a victim of success

So Michael Gove is sending his daughter to a Westminster comprehensive. As a measure of how small inner London is, in distances if not population, it’s the school attended by the older sister of a child in my son’s class. … Continue reading

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Not reading at 5? A scandal!

A lot of media noise last week about the British school starting age, prompted by an academics’ letter to Education Minister Michael Gove. I have versions of this discussion every summer, since my own child started reception two years ago, … Continue reading

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Michael in the inner-city

There’s a north London primary school, apparently, which is being forced by the Department of Education to convert to academy status against the will of parents and teachers, despite its local popularity as it stands. In the grand scheme of … Continue reading

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