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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Chris McGovern

Chris McGovern
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http://www.cre.org.uk
Chris McGovern is the Chairman of the Campaign for Real Education. A retired head teacher with 35 years’ teaching experience, Chris is a former advisor to the Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street under two Prime Ministers.

Three cheers for school on Saturday

SATURDAY schooling is about to be launched at the Harris Federation of 49 academies. The focus will be on Year 6, the...

How to mend the broken exam system

‘HUMANKIND cannot bear very much reality.’ T S Eliot’s words are true, too, of educational standards. This summer’s public examination debacle, in...

The mask and a licence for mischief

WHY all the fuss about the wearing of face masks in communal areas in our schools? The French, after all, have gone...

No hope, no glory through the BBC’s black-tinted spectacles

THE BBC’s ban on the singing of Rule, Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory at the Last Night of the Proms should be welcomed. Even...

Exam grades have lost all credibility (just like woeful Williamson)

SO, ‘examination results’ this summer are going to be based on teacher predictions, after all. For a while, the Government seemed to believe...

Fake grades for fake exams

WHAT a shambles the publication of public examination grades has turned out to be. First of all results were intended to be...

We don’t need to worry about ‘racist’ teachers!

THERE are many areas of failure within our school system. Teaching quality is variable and academic standards are well below those in...

Kipling’s lesson on appeasing truculent teachers

NEVER try to appease disruptive pupils! That is the first lesson that effective teachers learn about classroom management. Governments should by now...

As they beg a bailout, will universities stop taking the Mickey?

ACCORDING to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, some 13 universities are going to need a bailout in order to survive the coronavirus...

Fake grades and the betrayal of our teenagers

SOME MPs are beginning to wake up to the likely consequences of using teacher predictions and a statistical ‘hokey cokey’ game to...

Macron’s mad assessment disease

I AM not by nature inclined towards schadenfreude. Deriving pleasure from the misfortune of others seems to me to be a rather impoverished...

Last rites for the integrity of public exams

WITH a ‘pass’ mark (Level 4) of 15 per cent in 2015 and of 18 per cent last summer, one might have...

Punished, head who told the truth about lazy teachers

SOME lazy teachers are ‘sitting at home doing nothing during lockdown.’ They are spending ‘more time watching Netflix’ than working to help...

Headteacher who says: ‘Respect all views? No, smash them!’

A NEW Chipping Norton Set is emerging to prepare children for our changing world order. It is centred on the town’s secondary school...

Was Mary Seacole racist? The Times and an idiotic attempt to erase history

ON Monday June 15, the Times carried a report by its ‘History Correspondent’, Mark Bridge, headed: ‘Hundreds of blue plaques checked for slavery links.’

Slavery, statues and the ignorant leading the ignorant

THE battle over our nation’s history curriculum is now being fought on the streets. The dumping of Edward Colston’s statue into Bristol...

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