Tag Archives: Grammar School

A few crumbs under the Grammar School table


Thanks to Angela Rayner asking this Question last Thursday, we now know two things. The first is that 98.6% of the money set aside to expand the Grammar Schools across our nation in the last financial year was spent on … Continue reading

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Invite Nick to visit your School – and find out how things are!


One of the blogs I read regularly is published under the @TeacherToolkit title by Ross Morrison McGill. His blog today refers to visits to Schools by Nick Gibb, the Government Minister responsible for Schools as part of the Department for … Continue reading

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2019 begins with our memories and a search for new approaches


As we countdown the last few hours and minutes of 2018 and prepare for the first few of 2019 I hope that everyone will have a good start to 2019 and that whatever has happened in the last twelve months, … Continue reading

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Our schools policy is in chaos


When the leader of Conservative dominated Kent County Council and Chair of the County Councils network decides to speak out against a Conservative Government and its policies, one would expect that the Government will listen and taking account of what … Continue reading

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My choices? My demands?


According to debates and discussions that have taken place over the last 36 hours on various national political stages it seems as our nation is about to plunge into a very unfamiliar educational environment. The introduction of new Grammar Schools … Continue reading

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Education based on half truths


The announcement from the Government that it was overturning its previous judgement preventing Kent County Council from building a new Grammar School in Sevenoaks under the guise of a link to the Weald of Kent School in Tonbridge demonstrates that Nicky Morgan is no longer … Continue reading

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A doomed concept


Throughout yesterday one of the news threads on the radio and TV stemmed from a statement by Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector of Schools at OFSTED, suggesting that Grammar Schools are simply cheap public Schools whose selection is largely determined by the extent … Continue reading

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Lets change what we can


This morning as we reflect on the end of the War to end all Wars where Millions of men lost their lives irrespective of their class 99 years ago, one of the key discussions on the Radio was social mobility. This was provoked … Continue reading

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