Posts by: laura.mcinerney

Experts
We now await the government’s grammar school white paper. There is a tussle of views: will it be before the pre-election campaign period starts or will ministers wait...
Profiles
John Roberts’s Instagram feed is enough to make the average person sick. Not only does the 32-year-old spend what seems an impossible amount of time atop mountains, his...
Experts
In a bid to recover some of the optimism of the 1990s, I’ve been listening to Boyzone this week. (You can judge, I don’t care, they’re great.) Their...
Experts
Geoff Barton has emerged as victor in the battle for the coveted general secretary post at the Association of School and College Leaders. He takes over from interim...
Experts
Last week, Sir Michael Wilshaw sent a stern letter to headteachers who failed to stop a mass fight among pupils at their four schools. The leaders ought to...
Profiles
Never in a month of Tuesdays did I think Bankfield, a comprehensive in my home town and well-known as “the dodgy school”, would become a turnaround success. When...
Experts
One summer day in 1974, Phillippe Petit walked on a high-wire 400 metres (1,350 feet) above New York City on a cable running between the Twin Tower buildings....
News
Shared services are logical, Marcus Robinson, a partner at professional services firm PwC told delegates at the 2nd annual MAT summit. “But they typically fall down because most...
News
The stress of working in education can make people ill, former education secretary David Blunkett told academy leaders this week, as he recounted how a fear of union...
Profiles
It isn’t supposed to be like this. The plan had been to meet in a glorious Victorian hotel and have afternoon tea. Instead we are quaffing from paper...
Experts
The common belief is that it was Labour education secretary Anthony Crosland. He sent out a circular in 1965 to local authorities urging them to end selective schools...