Hinds needs to finish the revolution Blair started

Hinds needs to finish the revolution Blair started

Probably the most important thing to remember about the challenges faced by Damian Hinds, the new education secretary, is that they go well beyond schools. With the addition of further and higher education to the Department for Education’s responsibilities in the...
The challenges behind the figures on teacher recruitment

The challenges behind the figures on teacher recruitment

The publication last week of the latest recruitment figures for the teaching profession did not, on the fact of it, look very good at all. By mid-December 12,820 people had applied for postgraduate routes into teaching starting this autumn. This compares with 19,330...
The Chancellor should refuse new funding for schools

The Chancellor should refuse new funding for schools

A shorter version of this article appeared in the Times. Edward Boyle, Minister for Education in the early Sixties, once received a dressing down from his Chancellor of the Exchequer over his department’s requests for the Budget: they were, he was informed, far too...