Opinion

You’d be forgiven for thinking workload was a marginal issue

The Department for Education last week published the results of its Workload Challenge. It may have been launched with...

Expert Contributor
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Opinion

Should the civil service be costing the opposition’s education policies?

What does a Labour voter from Morecambe, a Lib Dem voter from Truro and a Green voter from Brighton...

Matt Hood
Matt Hood
Opinion

So many reforms but do they mean anything?

It’s the last week of term and all through the school everyone’s . . . absolutely exhausted. The year...

Liam Collins
Liam Collins
Opinion

The year the government remembered its duty of care

The end of Michael Gove’s reign as education secretary was the major educational event of the year. Most teachers...

Mary Bousted
Mary Bousted
Opinion

The proposals will have a tangential impact on attainment in the state sector

When it comes to education policy it is generally true that the efficacy of a particular policy has an...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Why does Labour now see independent schools as the saviour of the rest

When I hear politicians championing their latest plan to improve state education I turn my mind back a year...

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What is Tristram Hunt’s private school tax plan?

Tristram Hunt declined to comment. Those words leapt out in a New Statesman article earlier this year describing how...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

A desperate hunt for the middle classes

Labour’s threat  to end “generous state subsidies” for private schools may be well meaning, but will end up harming...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

More a quiet gathering than a party…

It was steady as it goes at the three main party conferences this year with education ministers signalling their...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips