The demise of the Arts in British Education – who cares?

  It is a strange thing how we behave in this Country, isn’t it? Responsible caring parents see the development of their children in the early days to be through arty type activities. Out of the cupboard comes the paper, the coloured pencils, crayons, felt tip pens, paint & paintbrushes, colouring books, fuzzy felt, puzzles, […]

English Education – ruined by ideological dogma?

England used to have a very good and efficient state funded secondary school educational system. It was a selective in nature and attempted to stream children according to their ability, determined at aged eleven. Those deemed to be the most intellectually able and have strong academic skills went to Grammar Schools and those with a […]

British Education – Problem that’s solved then?

A previous post here (Programme for International Student Assessment) recounted the demise of education in Britain, as demonstrated by the UK’s sorry performance in OECD’s PISA latest survey on the state of global education – Asian counties topped the pile, while we have dropped down to the mid twenties (fifteen years ago we were in […]

Education in the UK – still well below Par & going Downhill?

It doesn’t matter how old you are, or how clever you are, or how worldly wise you are, or how cynical you are, or how optimistic you can be, or how poor you are – you can still be SHOCKED! And what could be more shocking to any of us than the Confederation of British […]