Why are the middle classes so obsessed with schools?

24 November 2018 9:00 am

The British obsession with schools is boring

Of course the young like socialism – they’re taught to

29 September 2018 9:00 am

It beggars belief that Jeremy Corbyn can, with a straight face, announce that capitalism has failed and we’d all be…

Anthony Seldon: Why AI is set to revolutionise teaching

8 September 2018 9:00 am

Artificial Intelligence will revolutionise teaching, Anthony Seldon tells Camilla Swift

The slow death of the public-sector pension

6 January 2018 9:00 am

The slow death of the public-sector pension

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

Here’s what’s wrong with the ‘public sector ethos’

14 November 2015 9:00 am

An infuriating benefit of readers’ online comments beneath the efforts of a columnist like me is that as you read…

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My life as an RE teacher

19 September 2015 9:00 am

Pity the poor RE teacher, writes Lauren Nicholson-Ward. It’s richly rewarding, but a complete juggling act of a job

Melvyn Bragg’s Diary: a tooth and claw fight on Hampstead Heath

18 July 2015 9:00 am

I witnessed what was almost a violent fight to the death on Hampstead Heath the other morning. Broad flawless sunlight,…

The teachers who (quietly) miss Michael Gove

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Meet the teachers who are (quietly) grateful to the former education secretary

‘In case you haven’t noticed, I’m not at bloody Eton. I’m a girl. Idiot!’

The joys of parent-watching

14 March 2015 9:00 am

You see all sorts at school evenings, says James Delingpole

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

Playground bullies and the contradiction at the heart of democracy

22 February 2014 9:00 am

A new book by a Swedish psychiatrist has just come out that I like the sound of. It’s called How…

The week: 'Land of opportunity'; Obama phones Iran; glow-in-the-dark robber

5 October 2013 9:00 am

Home Shares in Royal Mail are to be sold by the middle of this month, before postmen can go on…

Dear Mary: How can I tell her that her table manners are disgusting?

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Q. My mainly male colleagues and I were happy to learn that an attractive young woman would be joining the…


22 June 2013 9:00 am

Being good without God Sir: It is a rash person who tangles with the Chief Rabbi, but his piece on…