PISA 2013 and English Schools – First impressions

PISA 2013 and English Schools – First impressions

There is obviously a huge amount to digest from the just released PISA 2012 – 4 volumes, over 2000 pages of text, and more numbers than even the most highly proficient mathematician in Shanghai can easily assimilate. Expect to see a lot of much more detailed analyses...
Re-Extending Schools

Re-Extending Schools

There are two headline commitments in Ed Miliband’s speech yesterday: to extend free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds from 15 hours a week to 25 hours a week, and to place a new legal duty on primary schools to ensure that wraparound care is available from...
Towards a more self-financing courts system

Towards a more self-financing courts system

When Boris Berezovsky sued Roman Abramovich for £3 billion in the British High Court, it must have puzzled many onlookers. Why were two Russians – both billionaire oligarchs with fortunes made in the wake of the dissolution of the Soviet Empire – arguing in London...