I’m all for breaking down the barriers between private and state education.
But I can’t help feeling we in the state sector may have more to teach exclusive fee-paying schools than they have to teach us.
An example? Well, put your science hats on for a moment – as we were asked to do last night, in a hall packed with excited kids and proud parents celebrating science and technology at Gillespie Primary School.
The north London school (full disclosure, I’m vice-chair of governors) is the first in the capital to set up a fully equipped science […]
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Here’s how politics now works in the UK.
A politician sends out an ill-considered tweet. It is insensitive but not criminal. Politicians, political journalists, bloggers and academics comment on it. Twitter comes alive. The politician realises she’s been a bit of a fool. Her hapless boss has a meltdown and forces her out. The established media and punditocracy go bonkers.
And the rest of the country says – Eh?
Of course Labour’s Emily Thornberry shouldn’t have tweeted a picture of a white van outside a house draped with English flags. It was way too open to interpretations of condescension […]
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