Special Briefing on the Worboys Case

Special Briefing on the Worboys Case

Today the new Justice Secretary David Gauke makes a statement to MPs on the Worboys case – his first outing at the Dispatch Box in this post. In particular, he will focus on the Parole Board and support for victims. Should he consider some fundamental changes to 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...