Supporting not the poorest or brightest, but the richest: the disgraceful change in higher education funding

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A few months back the government announced that the schools budget in England was to be protected from any cuts.  This was part of a wider plan to expand the education system in the country: The education budget for schools in England will rise to £53bn in 2015, with spending protected in ‘real terms.’ 180... Read more »

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Why do some teachers cheat?

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Those of you with an interest in teaching may have seen a very interesting article which popped up recently in the Guardian about teachers feeling under enough pressure to ‘inflate’ grades given to pupils by their Local Education Authority (LEA). Public Concern at Work (Britain’s biggest whistleblowing charity) reported a staggering 80% increase in the number... Read more »

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