Tag Archives: Michael Gove

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 […]

Education – Utopian or Utilitarian?

One of my many roles in society is that of a secondary school governor, and we had our regular half-termly meeting yesterday afternoon. Secondary schools are set targets based on a number of criteria, including attendance, exclusions and quality of teaching, but the main ones are based on grades students attain at GCSE by the […]