Category Archives: Education

  1. VAT on Private School fees to fund free school lunches for Primary pupils – the devil’s in the detail

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    May 20, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The idea, introduced by the Labour Party, of putting VAT on private school fees to fund free school meals for …
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  2. Think the education funding debate is ideological? Think again.

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    May 4, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    This is about real people, and the future of this country. The state primary school of which I am Governor …
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  3. The three episodes that helped me learn most about behaviour management

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    June 23, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

       There’s been a major focus in the media this past week on behaviour management in schools, prompted by the …
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  4. Labour’s tuition fees discussions are like watching a slow-motion car crash

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    February 11, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Sometimes, political parties do things that are actually hard to watch, so utterly amateurish and nonsensical are they. Trying to …
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  5. A fall in GCSE results is not a lowering of standards, and vice versa

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    February 3, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Sometimes, particularly with an interviewer as clever as Andrew Marr, you have to wonder if journalists are being deliberately stupid. …
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  6. Let’s give all our children the skills to succeed

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    February 2, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    This weekend, the Conservatives launched a new policy that demands that children are able to perform a variety of literacy …
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  7. There is only so much a school can do

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    January 17, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    The first day I met David (not his real name) he walked very slowly into the tutor room at my …
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