It’s all a bit of a mystery it seems. How is it that children from a particular defined class and ethnicity can enter schooling at 5 well up there in terms of ability but by the end of secondary education, their ranking has plummeted dramatically? According to educational think-tank CentreForum’s latest report , the answer … More Why housing matters to educational results
It had been particularly bad morning. A morning made all the worse by running a bit late, having to contend with very heavy rain and walking against a tide of parents and children trying to get to the school 4 doors away from my house while I was trying to get my child to her … More In which I basically go on a bit about the problem of finding schools as a private renter
N.B The links in the text will lead you to very interesting reports and articles backing up the points made. Please take a look if you have time ‘Zoe’ is a bright and articulate 11 year old living with both her parents who due to illness have been unable to find paid work for much … More Inequality in Education-Why I’m for the use of contextual data in university admissions
When I was 7 my dad was unemployed for a while. My parents cushioned us from the blow to the extent that they were able but still a few events from that time are forged in my memory. They are all connected with school. The somewhat blatant question asked of me by my teacher in … More Poverty discrimination in schools-how much of a problem is it?