How Covid-19 exacerbates the “parent gap”

‘Many working-class parents are ill-equipped to prepare their children for the extra two years of education that they probably never experienced themselves’

‘Leading schools in this country has never been so complex’

‘No other education system in Europe gives school leaders so much autonomy: over the curriculum, recruitment and managing a school’s finances’

How to Survive the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The digital revolution threatens to destroy more jobs than it creates. University Technical Colleges should be at the heart of the government's response

Lift The Fee Cap And Set Universities Free

British higher education could be the best in the world if the Tories follow the US model of private autonomy, not Europe’s statist model

The English Public School: An Apologia

Universities should not impose quotas on privately educated students. It is a crude tool which may exclude those from humble backgrounds

An Open Letter To Nicky Morgan

A free school head advises the Education Secretary to abolish Ofsted and cut the burden of red tape if she wants the state system to stop failing pupils

Is Nicky’s Knack To Put Teachers First?

The Education Secretary should prioritise good teaching in order to consolidate Michael Gove's reforms

Learning And Earning

"Employers are crying out for people with technical skills and real-world experience"

Learn It By Heart For The Sake Of Civilisation

The case for memorising verse is often dismissed as nostalgia for the bad old days of rote learning. But memory lifts poems off the page.

Major Achievement

Geoffrey Langlands has been deeply committed to education - even in an unstable region

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"