Education

I fit the left’s conception of a populist like a bespoke glove

25 March 2017 9:00 am

My joints were aching suddenly and unaccountably — fingers, wrists, elbows, knees, toes — so I cried off the dinner…

‘Girls think the sciences are not for them – but the results show otherwise’

School Report: a round-up of recent stories from the front line in education

18 March 2017 9:00 am

A round-up of recent stories from the front line in education

You’ve got to have faith (or be very good at pretending)

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Inside the race for places at sought-after religious schools, by Ysenda Maxtone Graham

Our island story

18 March 2017 9:00 am

It used to be thought that emphasising British history in multi-ethnic schools was somehow wrong. But it is the best way to foster integration, says Robert Peal

Parents? They can’t handle the truth

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Mark Palmer asks why today’s teachers pull their punches in school reports and at parents’ evenings

‘I learned to flatter the interviewer’

Flunking the interview

18 March 2017 9:00 am

School did not prepare me for the hardest part of the job application process, says Henry Jeffreys

It’s a spartan life at ‘the Eton of India’

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Welcome to ‘the Eton of India’, where the elite register their sons at birth, by Will Brown

Victory in sight for the free schools revolution that I helped to lead

11 March 2017 9:00 am

I’m not surprised the Chancellor allocated more money for the free schools policy in the Budget. It’s not an exaggeration…

The real gender gap is not about women’s pay but boys’ lack of attainment

25 February 2017 9:00 am

For a body supposedly committed to eliminating inequality between the sexes, the Women and Equalities Select Committee don’t exactly lead…

Proof that the arts lobby is wrong about Michael Gove’s GCSE reform

11 February 2017 9:00 am

For the past six years or so a variety of arts organisations have been campaigning against the English Baccalaureate, or…

Schools are desperate to teach ‘growth mindset’. But it’s based on a lie

21 January 2017 9:00 am

I had lunch recently with an assistant head of a leading independent school and he told me about their ‘growth…

What explains the idiocy of the liberal elite? It’s their education

7 January 2017 9:00 am

What explains the silliness of the liberal elite? Their education

Philip Hammond's school days

10 December 2016 9:00 am

The young Philip Hammond was a right-leaning, Telegraph-reading, teacher-challenging dance entrepreneur

Teachers won't like it, but I've discovered a way to fix failing schools

19 November 2016 9:00 am

A few months ago I joined forces with Sir Anthony Seldon, the vice-chancellor of Buckingham University, to run an idea…

Above and below: apprentices at Jaeger-LeCoultre

The real secret of Swiss watch craft: apprentices

3 November 2016 9:00 am

Switzerland’s watch apprentices are all winners, says William Cook

Universities’ most freakish, isolated minority: non-lefties

22 October 2016 9:00 am

A few columns ago, I told the mortifying story of how I totally died at the Oxford Union. Today I’m…

I’ve seen the future of English education, and it makes me sad

22 October 2016 9:00 am

A typical Kentish town, with its grammar school at one end and its secondary school at the other, is a…

Sorry, but a degree is a rotten investment

1 October 2016 8:00 am

Almost half a million students start-university this month. It’s an exciting time: the launch of adult life and independence. But…

Grammar schools don't matter. It’s central control that stymies teachers

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Remote control Sir: Rachel Wolf argues that in education policy ‘the trend, from Kenneth Baker onwards, has been towards giving…

China's Eton envy - why they love our posh boys

24 September 2016 9:00 am

China’s new rich look on Britain’s ancient public schools with awe – and envy

What Momentum Kids gets right

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Forgive me if I don’t get too worked up about Momentum Kids. For those who haven’t been following Labour’s internal…

In defence of David Cameron’s achievements

17 September 2016 9:00 am

It is too early to tell what sort of Prime Minister Theresa May will turn out to be, but we…

How can we help thickos at university? Pretend they’re clever

17 September 2016 9:00 am

A lecturer at a reasonably well-respected northern plate-glass university was somewhat perplexed by a student who complained about her poor…

A remarkable testament of hope for Zimbabwe

17 September 2016 9:00 am

‘One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, Never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed though right were…

A wholesale return to grammar schools would be a disaster

17 September 2016 9:00 am

There’s a place for selective state schools, but their wholesale return would be a disaster