Sunday, January 19, 2020

Chris McGovern

Chris McGovern
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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.

Chris McGovern: Nicky Morgan soft soaps teachers as “heroes”. The reality is much grimmer

The world of education, for all its obvious failures, is a world full of tremendous self-congratulation. In her speech at the Conservative Party Conference,...

Chris McGovern: Boris is right. Only an out of touch elite oppose grammar schools

Boris Johnson has renewed his call for more grammar schools, describing them as vehicles for “social mobility” that politicians of all parties “conspired” to...

Chris McGovern: Why UK education standards are low. Because heads ignore classroom disruption

Another crisis report on the state of our education system is about to be published. This time, the concern is about widespread levels of...

Chris McGovern: Lies, damned lies and educational research. Tread warily

Tens of millions of pounds is spent each year from the public purse on educational research. Some of this research is worthwhile but much...

Chris McGovern: Blair’s dream turns to dust. Too many graduates flunk literacy and numeracy tests

Has Tony Blair’s dream finally come true? Has all that money he spent on education finally been proved worthwhile? As a percentage of GDP...

Chris McGovern: Nicky Morgan’s begging letter is an embarrassment

We have become used to the sad spectacle of the homeless, begging money from us as we pass through city streets that, for them,...

Chris McGovern: A Tory ban on mixed ability teaching? A power too far

Rumours have been circulating that the Tory general election manifesto will include a commitment to the banning of mixed-ability teaching. Apparently, the plan is...

Chris McGovern: The new national curriculum is no cause for celebration. The classroom lottery persists

It is back to school this week and the introduction of a yet another new national curriculum in England. It will apply to all...

Chris McGovern: GCSE’s latest absurdity. The brighter the pupil, the lower the grade

Teachers expect brighter pupils, on the whole, to perform better in public examinations than less bright pupils. It is fairly fundamental to the credibility...

Chris McGovern: Essential tips for parents. Phonics are best for teaching reading

The start of a new school term is just around the corner. Spare a thought for those mums and dads whose child is about...

Chris McGovern: Gove did his best but he failed. GCSEs have no credibility

What are we to make of the current crop of GCSE results? At the higher grades (A* to C), passes in mathematics were up...

Chris McGovern: Let’s stop kidding ourselves. A-levels came off the global gold standard long ago

There has been much celebration of the latest A-Level results. Given that candidates can only sit the examinations placed in front of them,  I...

Chris McGovern: Most of our sixth-formers are not suited to university. We should scrap Blair’s batty target now

More youngsters than ever are expected to commence university courses this autumn. Universities are now permitted to recruit as many sixth-formers with ABB grades...

Chris McGovern: Boost school quality. Then parents won’t bunk off with their kids

Fining parents in England for taking their children out of school during term time for a family holiday is much in the news. According...

Chris McGovern: More rot in The Independent. Children benefit from seeing great works of art

“What are we going to do, tomorrow?” is the question posed to many parents by their children during the school holidays. One thing they...

Chris McGovern: Ofsted’s new chairman Hoare will be put to flight by the Blob

Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, is “delighted” with the appointment of David Hoare as the new chairman of Ofsted.  “He is”, she tells us, “passionate...

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