Friday, November 22, 2019

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.

Atonement obsession will be the death of education

THE problem facing kids in too many British State schools is that they are force-fed a non-stop diet of slavery and deprivation. In contrast,...

Heaven forfend that teachers should actually teach

WE know our shit! This was the plaintive cry of Sarah Prior, a teacher from Bedford, at the National Education Union (NEU) conference in...

Massacred – the truth about the British Empire

THE British Empire was the greatest imperial power that the world has ever seen. It was also, comparatively, the most benign. The Commonwealth’s membership...

How Good Morning Britain treated me like a second-class citizen

EIGHTY-NINE per cent of primary school teachers are female. Does this in any way disadvantage pupils? Are boys, in particular, missing out on the...

Stop self-flagellating, get on with educating

DO countries need to apologise for the sins of their past? Should the Italian government seek pardon for its imperial Roman legions bashing the...

A home-schooling register – the brainwashers’ Trojan Horse

A free society intervenes in parental choice with humility. Requiring children to be properly educated is, however, a hallmark of a civilised society.  So proclaims...

£125,000 a year for cleaning toilets? Nice work if you can get it

SIOBHAN Lowe is experiencing what Andy Warhol described as the fifteen minutes of fame due to all of us. As head teacher of Tolworth...

Goin’ doon the pan – Scotland’s mad PC education system

MY mum’s consoling words in adversity were ‘There’s always someone worse off than yourself.’ I think she was right, and not least when it...

Five years on: They’ve learned so little

IN early 2014 I began to write a regular blog on education for the newly launched Conservative Woman website. My concerns then will be...

An uneasy truce on the LGBT school battlefield

PARKFIELD community school in Birmingham is back in the news. Its pupils, aged 3 to 11, will not be taught about LGBT and homophobia...

If young people like Europe so much, why don’t they learn any languages?

YOUNG people are overwhelmingly in favour of remaining in the EU. This is not simply because they believe Brexit will interfere with their holiday...

Enid Blyton and a lesson in gender identity

I DO think it’s mean,’ said George, fiercely. ‘Why can’t I go when the others do? I’ve had two weeks at home and haven’t...

What makes a school ‘outstanding’?

WHAT does a school have to do in order to gain the coveted Ofsted rating of ‘outstanding’? It is rare to find a parent brave...

Alas, poor Meghan, you don’t know what you’re talking about

ACCORDING to the Sunday Times at the weekend, the Duchess of Sussex has joined the campaign to ‘decolonise’ university curricula. It reports that she...

Beware, young climate crusaders, your bandwagon has already been hijacked

SCHOOL’S out! At least, it will be on Friday afternoon for many pupils up and down the country. They will be staging a strike...

Selective comprehensives – the cat is out of the bag

THE CONSERVATIVE WOMAN - CLASSIFIED SECTION For sale Top quality state secondary schooling in London Ofsted guaranteed Officially rated ‘outstanding’ House included No bursaries No scholarships No charitable support And no time wasters...

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