It’s #Austerity all the way as #BOS report “Bedfordshire ​schools will be ‘forced’ to cut staff and classes” | Bedfordshire News

Storm clouds are brewing for schools in Bedford as they face cuts in the region of £7.5 million. I’d guess that if those cuts hit schools you’ll be looking at staff losing jobs. It’s where the big savings are. Austerity still rules whatever the politicians say. Of course the DfE deny all knowledge of cuts. Source: Bedfordshire schools will be ‘forced’ to cut staff and … Continue reading It’s #Austerity all the way as #BOS report “Bedfordshire ​schools will be ‘forced’ to cut staff and classes” | Bedfordshire News

Dear Justine Greening: how can you let schools shed pupils, like apples off a tree? | Education | The Guardian

“A recent report claimed to show which headteachers make the most impact on improving pupils’ chances. It categorised headteachers into types; one type is “surgeons”. Alex Hill, a researcher on this Centre for High Performance report, said schools run by “surgeons” “would lose as many as 25% of [pupils in] the GCSE year”. So how does this go unnoticed? Guardian Source: Dear Justine Greening: how … Continue reading Dear Justine Greening: how can you let schools shed pupils, like apples off a tree? | Education | The Guardian

We’re off to hell in a hand cart, even though we’re all suited up.

Having watched Channel 4 news tonight, is there any wonder we are totally fucked. Apparently we have a Prime Minister who thinks the most important contribution he can make, is to compare his own sartorial elegance, a dapper suit, to the casual attire of the Leader of the Opposition. That his Health Secretary has apparently made  some dubious claims about the Junior Doctors, is determined … Continue reading We’re off to hell in a hand cart, even though we’re all suited up.

Gove was ‘despised’, says Nicky Morgan’s new mental health tsar | Schools Week

“Michael Gove was a “despised” and “divisive” education secretary who refused to acknowledge the link between mental health and academic performance”, says the present education secretary’s mental health tsar. She said Mr Gove’s refusal to accept the link between health and self-esteem and performance at school manifested in many ways, including a “narrowed curriculum”, “slashed budgets” and his “refusal to sign a mandate” ensuring a … Continue reading Gove was ‘despised’, says Nicky Morgan’s new mental health tsar | Schools Week