What about the parents?

We have already written about Nicky Morgan’s ‘devo-max’ White Paper, paying particular attention to her claim the measures outlined are driven by a desire to hand down more power to schools, away from the micro-management of Westminster and Whitehall. One detail that calls this claim into question, however, is the decision to abolish parent governors.…

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Troops, teachers and time

Troops to Teachers was one of former education secretary Michael Gove’s flagship policies. A populist proposal based on similar schemes in the United States, the programme was meant to get out-of-work veterans into the classroom to instill discipline, a job Gove implied trained teachers alone weren’t getting right. Since the launch of the scheme in…

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