Here is my review, in Saturday’s Times, of Richard Beard’s ‘Sad Little Men’.
Round-up of articles
Here is a list of my most recent articles: from the TES, The Critic and CapX:
Why schools must try to move away from Covid talk 7th September
Has Covid turned us all into trads? 29th September
Should we be missing school consultants? 30th October
Politicians, try spending a day in teachers’ shoes 12th November
Book review: Inadequate 29th November
Why this Eton’s mess isn’t any of Williamson’s business 7th December
We shouldn’t call 2021’s exams ‘GCSEs’ and ‘A levels’ 11th January
Why insisting on holding IB exams is unfair to students 19th January
Why the IB cancelling exams leaves us with questions 16th February
GCSEs: ‘Gavin has left a big whoopsie on our carpet’ 26th February
Don’t pay private heads less – pay state heads more 10th March
Is there still a place for single-sex schools? 26th March
Why state teachers’ pensions could be under threat, too 22nd April
TAGs, you’re it: Why this is a game teachers can’t win 24th May
Is there a future for GCSEs and A levels? 6th October
Shirley Williams – her legacy for education 12th April
An educational dystopia May 2021
The perils of privilege 7th May
Rules of enragement 30th May
The idea that exams kill creativity is fashionable nonsense 25th May
Recent columns in the TES
Here are some of my most recent columns in the TES:
My review of Inadequate by Priya Lakhani
Why this Eton mess isn’t any of Williamson’s business
Don’t call 2021’s exams ‘GCSEs’ and ‘A levels’
Why insisting on holding IB and IGCSEs is unfair to students
Two articles on A levels
Are independent schools flourishing or dying?
My latest column for the TES on the unusual position independent schools are in between academic years.
The IB must live their Learner Profile
I have written a column for the TES on the latest IB examinations, and the difficulties are causing students and schools. You can find it here.
The silence of writers
This week 152 writers spoke out about the ‘cancel’ culture in Harper’s magazine. I had a problem with their use (or non-use) of language. I wrote about it The Critic.
The privilege of choice
Here is my latest article for The Critic, on decolonising the curriculum.
An article on the teaching unions (and C19)
Here is a link to article I wrote for The Critic on teaching unions and their response to the Covid-19 crisis.
Covid-19 and independent schools
Here is a link to an article I wrote recently on how the Covid-19 pandemic could kill off significant sections of UK indpendenent schools. I argue that the UK government should step in to try to save such a significant employer (but probably won’t).