Schools

Female bishops are very, very old news

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Female bishops The Reverend Libby Lane was ordained as Bishop of Stockport, the Church of England’s first female bishop. —…

The Tories have one real success in government – and they’re scared to talk about it

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Schools are the one area where this government has made a real, positive difference – but it’s scared stiff of saying so

Children’s radio was once at the core of the BBC - now it’s all but disappeared

13 December 2014 9:00 am

It was a bit of a surprise to hear Jarvis Cocker, the embodiment of cool and former frontman of Pulp,…

Nicky Morgan vs Socrates

29 November 2014 9:00 am

After the Philae space-lab’s triumph, one can see why Education Secretary Nicky Morgan should have hymned the ‘Stem’ subjects (science, technology, engineering…

If you want an argument against state-school-only Oxbridge colleges, just look at me

29 November 2014 9:00 am

I read with some interest the proposal for Oxford and Cambridge to set up state-school-only colleges in the Guardian this…

Richard Madeley’s diary: Forgetting Tom Conti’s name, and other harrowing experiences

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Oh God, it’s happened again. Another evening where I’m surrounded by people I know personally or have interviewed, and I…

What schools don't want you to know about rugby

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Fans don’t want to hear this, but young boys are being paralysed, writes Professor Allyson Pollock

Why there’s no such thing as an Etonian

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Finally, just in the last few years I’d say, we’ve all begun to accept the role of nature in the…

I believe in animal research. But it’s time to draw a line

16 August 2014 9:00 am

I believe in animal research. But is there really a justification for using animals in biology lessons?

How Wales was betrayed by its (Labour) government.

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Devolution has left my country with catastrophic misgovernment

Let's face it – Ray Honeyford got it right on Islam and education

5 July 2014 9:00 am

The Bradford head teacher was dismissed for emphasising nationality over religion. He should have been applauded

The Birmingham ‘Trojan Horse plot’ is — like WMD — a neocon fantasy

14 June 2014 9:00 am

I can remember where I was when Colin Powell presented to the United Nations his evidence for the existence of…

Sugata Mitra interview: ‘A reduction in resources can cause something nice to happen’

10 May 2014 9:00 am

Children can teach each other, believes Sugata Mitra — if you give them the internet, a big screen and a helpful granny on Skype

Knowing things isn’t ‘20th century’, Justin Webb. It’s the foundation of a successful life

5 April 2014 9:00 am

It’s scarcely possible to open a newspaper or magazine these days without reading an article about how the latest technological…

Dear Mary: How can I escape the tyranny of teacher presents?

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Q. It’s only April and yet I am being emailed by parents who have already taken charge and are drumming…

Why I won’t let my children learn French

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Why I won’t let my children be taught French

When did we stop ‘tossing’ coins?

29 March 2014 9:00 am

What kind of scientists do school inspectors not need to be? ‘Inspectors don’t need to be rocket scientists.’ For what…

Dyslexia is meaningless. But don't worry – so is ADHD

15 March 2014 9:00 am

There is a beautiful symmetry to all things, I think, and probably related somehow to the concept of karma. Only…

I always defended Michael Gove. Then I met him

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Michael Gove inspires irrational hatred among my fellow children’s authors. After interviewing him, I can finally see why

Teacher training’s war on science

15 March 2014 9:00 am

There’s an increasing amount of evidence about how we learn. But you won’t hear about it at teacher training college

Schools need freeing from the right as well as the left

15 March 2014 9:00 am

How politicians wreck education

Spectator letters: Fears for Scotland, and John Cornwell answers Melanie McDonagh

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Save our Scotland Sir: Matthew Parris is quite right to praise Lord Lang’s speech in the Lords on Scottish independence…

Warning: upspeak can wreck your career

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Upspeak can damage your career prospects

Super-heads are a super-huge mistake

7 December 2013 9:00 am

The system of parachuting top teachers into failing schools seems to have been a recipe for corruption

Why I want my schools to ban the burka (and the miniskirt)

21 September 2013 9:00 am

For most people, the question of whether to ban the burka is a purely theoretical one. Not for me. As…