Is there a place for the profit motive in state schools?

I had a brief period in my career when I used to speak at lots of conferences and events. It was the era of specialist schools and of sufficient funding, and there was a real buzz around sharing innovative practice (if you're too young too remember then trust me, it really was like this for … Continue reading Is there a place for the profit motive in state schools?

The fall and rise of educational orthodoxy – 2018 revisited

Galled by my own predictable slavishness to the Gregorian calendar, I find myself reflecting on the year gone by. The whole New Year shebang is mawkish and overblown in my opinion. If we are going to celebrate new beginnings, let's make it Spring when the world is truly re-born and we can literally and figuratively … Continue reading The fall and rise of educational orthodoxy – 2018 revisited