Sir Michael Wilshaw (Chief Inspector – Ofsted) has recently been critical of our governing body system within our state schools. He has referred to his inspectors findings in the last year in which five hundred schools were found to have underperforming governing bodies. It appears that many school governors do not have the professional knowledge… Read more »

There can be little doubt that the provision of state education (up to the age of sixteen) has been enhanced and improved, for the majority of children, over the past seventy years. The basic standard of education experienced by our children has improved beyond recognition. This is evidenced by the improvement in performance and achievement of… Read more »

Here we go again! Every few years we reach a point where our schools are faced with a recruitment crisis which goes beyond the usual serious shortage of mathematics and physics teachers. There are simply not enough teachers to provide the quality education for our primary and secondary pupils up to the age of sixteen…. Read more »