Sunday, July 12, 2020

Chris McGovern

Chris McGovern
453 POSTS0 COMMENTS
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.

Roll over, Mozart – Stormzy’s on your case

IN terms of ‘cultural capital’, do you realise that some people, especially the older generation, rate Mozart above Stormzy? The posh-boy Austrian who sucked...

Let’s get out before Italy falls on top of us

IT’S all change in Italy! And so, despite the Brexit row, Brussels is in celebration mode. Matteo Salvini, the EU’s bête noire and dissident-in-chief,...

The real divide is not between state and private schools but between good schools and bad

THE Oxbridge entry debate has kicked off again: ‘It is possible that, under pressure from politicians and the public to increase the share of...

GCSE – the exam that fails us all

GCSE results are out and the pass rates and top grades are up. What was all the fuss about? Talk about piling unnecessary pressure...

This, Suella, is why free schools are stalling

SHOULD we be worried that the free school programme appears to be stalling? Tory MP Suella Braverman seems to think so, and the Centre...

No news is bad news in the media’s Europe blackout

DOES much happen in the world outside the UK and the USA? With the exception of end-of-time weather events, immigration tragedies and other occasional...

Which would you prefer, a ‘caring’ doctor or a competent one?

EDUCATION is about to become a matter of life and death. The health and wellbeing of us all is to be put at risk...

The school underfunding myth our new PM has fallen for

PARENTS will be painting, decorating and gardening at Avenue Junior School in Norwich this summer. Head teacher Debbie Dismore’s dismal message to them is...

Ofsted, inspect thyself

AGAINST a background of rising pupil numbers, the teaching profession is disintegrating. A few months ago a poll by the National Education Union (NEU)...

When a snowflake leaves the nest

DID you have a Saturday job when you were at school? Did you have a paper round? Did you do holiday jobs as a...

What they don’t want you to know about GCSEs

PSST! ‘Listen! Do you want to know a secret? Do you promise not to tell? Let me whisper in your ear.’ The Beatles got...

Menopause lessons? Is the minister having a hot flush?

AMONGST Groucho Marx’s insights was an assessment of infinity that he attributed to Albert Einstein and which I have duly adapted here: ‘Two things are...

Pupils behaving badly – a moneymaking opportunity

STARBANK school pupil leaves lessons early for fear of being beaten up on way home,’ announced the Birmingham Mail’s website on Monday. It was...

The tribute that the brilliant Norman Stone deserves

THE historian Norman Stone died on June 19 at the age of 78. The obituaries have now been written, and our liberal intellectual elite...

It’s the Left who are today’s true Nazis

HAVE you noticed that the extreme Left, however inadvertently, is doing a rehabilitation job on Adolf Hitler, the Nazis and Fascism? It seems that...

Madness of May’s school spending spree

SPEND, spend, spend! Before she leaves office, that is how Theresa May plans to solve the under-performance of our education system. After a disastrous...

Support Us

Support the Conservative Woman
Click here

Like The Conservative Woman? Donate to help cover our costs

Sign up for The ConWom News

Each morning we send The ConWom Daily with links to our latest news. This is a free service and we will never share your details.