Sunday, July 12, 2020

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.

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...

The reason for the two-metre rule? Stupidity

THERE is a soundly based mathematical rationale behind the UK’s two-metre rule for social distance during the pandemic. It is that Brits...

Teacher unions play truant from the truth

MONDAY was supposed to be back to school day for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils. Many children were undoubtedly excited – not only...

I should know about intimidation of teachers!

INTIMIDATION comes in many forms. Sicily’s Cosa Nostra are less disposed to deposit a horse’s head in your bed than Hollywood would...

Bring back the school desk!

WE need to get the largely forgotten school desk back into primary school classrooms if we are to beat the coronavirus and...

Snub any attempt to reopen state schools, union tells teachers

THE National Education Union has emailed its members with what it describes as this ‘strong advice’: ‘… you should currently...

School’s out – and don’t the teachers love it!

BOSSES of the largest teachers’ union seem determined to keep schools closed for as long as possible. Who cares what is in...

VE Day and the trashing of Churchill

FRIDAY May 8 will be the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  The Early May Bank Holiday has been moved in order to celebrate...

History reduced to loo rolls and pink wafer bisuits

TOILET rolls could be in short supply again if English Heritage gets its way. Via the Daily Telegraph, its chief executive Kate Mavor is offering...

What children really need is time with mum and dad

HOME schooling can work beneficially for children provided their parents are prepared to become fully engaged. In tens of thousands of households...

Julian Fellowes 5, Sneering Guardian Feminist 0

FA Cup Quarter-Final Tie 13 February 1879 Venue: The Kennington Oval, London Result:...

The many plus sides of school closures

NO MORE lessons on gender identity, no more brainwashing in political correctness and no more demonising of the white, male part of...

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