• Confusion reigns over secretive 'selective schools team'

    Confusion reigns over whether there is a specific team for grammar schools at the Department for Education. Officials are claiming it’s been disbanded – but a group of school leaders seem to have met a similar team just a few weeks ago. The National Association of Secondary Moderns, which represents non-selective schools in areas with

    11.32 Jan. 12th, 2018 | News

  • Ian Widdows, founder, National Association of Secondary Moderns

    For a man who almost named his organisation the Society for the Prevention of Attacks on Secondary Moderns just to be able to abbreviate it to SPASM, Ian Widdows’ views on grammar schools should surely be straightforward. He is against them, right? Secondary moderns are the poor neighbours who take in the 11-plus failures, OK?

    5.00 May. 9th, 2017 | Features