Posts by: laura.mcinerney

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...
Experts
“There is no way they will get this grammar school thing through.” That’s what former shadow education secretary Lucy Powell said at a debate on Sunday. It’s a...
In Short
The Education Select Committee has today revealed its report into the ‘Trojan Horse’ investigations. It raises concerns that: – Too many agencies were involved in the investigations. There...
News
Nicky Morgan was at the Education Select Committee today to account for the government’s progress (or otherwise) on careers education. Questions focused on her planned “employer led” careers...
Experts
What does a Labour voter from Morecambe, a Lib Dem voter from Truro and a Green voter from Brighton have in common? Yesterday they made a huge political...