Tag Archives: education

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. A level choices are the key to closing the gender pay gap

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    January 4, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    We’ve been debating the gender pay gap in Economics A-level over the past few weeks. In particular, students are asked …
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  5. Social mobility can be helped by levelling up, not levelling down

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    September 7, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Of the people I know, it is only those who have already made it to the top or those who …
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  6. It’s not whether you set pupils – but how you do it that matters

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    September 5, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The “setting by ability” debate flared up again on Wednesday when Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education, had …
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  7. Why we should welcome the introduction of free school meals for all

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    September 2, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    From today, every single child in the first three year of school will eligible for a free school meal. That …
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