Monthly Archives: March 2016

We Don’t Need No Thought Control

In today’s Guardian, there is a piece featuring the head of the Dragon School in Oxford who is condemning the way the state sector is only assessed on academic performance. Management by levels of progress. I’ve been a governor at my nearest state secondary school for over 6 years. I’ve chaired the governors’ teaching and […]

Electing Diverse MPs

Earlier today, I gave a speech from the platform at the Lib Dem conference in York. It turned out that I was Tim Farron’s warm-up act – he was next on. The motion was essentially about all-women shortlists – the Lib Dems currently have 8 pale and male MPs, and their history hasn’t been brilliant […]