• New education and skills team appointed at Policy Exchange

    Former teacher and government adviser Tom Richmond and Dr Joanna Williams, from the University of Kent, will head up a new education and skills team at the right-leaning think tank Policy Exchange. The pair will work on topics including how poor behaviour in schools is affecting children’s learning, and whether it is having an impact

    12.05 Sep. 5th, 2018 | News

  • Beware John Blake, the "Red rebel" with great influence

    My memory of early evening, Friday November 14, 2003, is hazy. My brain seems to think it was raining, and a Met Office report concurs. “Bands of heavy rain and showers were carried on gale-force south-westerly winds.” I’m pretty sure that a meeting I attended in the late afternoon took place after dark. A quick

    5.00 Feb. 3rd, 2017 | Opinion

  • John Blake appointed education chief at Policy Exchange

    A former union activist and founder of the grassroots Labour Teachers website has been appointed as head of education at right-leaning think tank Policy Exchange. John Blake will leave his role as history consultant and leading practitioner at the Harris Federation to take on the new head of education and social reform position. He replaces Jonathan

    20.03 Jan. 30th, 2017 | News