In Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” the the classic line, “What have the Romans ever done for us?” Is responded to with a long list, “sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health”. Continue reading
The consultation on the implementation of the English Baccalaureate consists of a set of predetermined questions. I won’t be limiting my response by the narrow frame of these questions. Firstly, I don’t actually want to implement the EBacc and secondly there are some important things that need saying which don’t fit anywhere in the rubric; I’m going off piste. Continue reading
Unlike some school and education leaders who regularly meet with Ministers or the Department my meeting with Nick Gibb MP today was a unique opportunity to try to influence policy. Conscious that my depth of feeling, about the Ebacc, could all to easily lead to a garbled monologue followed by a polite response from the Minister, a warm hand shake and no impact I have tried to think through what I want to say. This mustn’t be an opportunity missed.