Published articles by the Master

State and independent schools must meet as equals

02 July 2017, The Sunday Times Education Blog

Much has changed politically since June 8, not least with reference to schools. Since the general election it has been Labour rather than the Conservative Party that has been shouting about education. The Tories have gone very quiet. Read more...

From Stem to Steam: let’s put the arts into education

14 May 2017, The Sunday Times Education Blog

It is than a month since Sir Nicholas Serota delivered, in Hull, our new UK City of Culture, his first speech as chair of Arts Council England. It received limited coverage in the news and has drawn forth even less comment. Read more...

A good teacher stays with you for decades

26 February 2017, The Sunday Times Education Blog

Headteachers have many and various responsibilities, and most of us feel them sharply. It is imperative for a head to have, and to some extent to personify, an educational vision and a social mission that are understood across the entire school. Read more...

Debating can save us from ‘short-termist democracy’

15 January 2017, The Sunday Times Education Blog

Debating should be an integral ingredient of every school’s commitment to learning beyond the curriculum and beyond the classroom; it is one of the most powerful antidotes a school can provide to lazy “marshmallow” thinking. Read more...

Young people need to be more than the sum of their CVs

11 December 2016, The Sunday Times Education Blog

This week saw the publication of the latest Pisa (Programme for International Student Assessment) ranking of aspects of the educational provision of 72 countries or cities. Read more...

Why British students should go Dutch

30 October 2016, The Sunday Times Education Blog

Dutch universities are worth considering, says Joe Spence.

We’ve held a week of meetings for Year 11 and 12 pupils and their parents, from Dulwich and other local schools, on the destinations they might aspire to after A levels (or the International Baccalaureate). Read more...

Turning pupil voice into pupil action

9 October 2016, The Sunday Times Education Blog

While the Tories were gathering for their annual party conference, the headmasters and headmistresses of HMC - representing nearly 300 of the UK's leading independent schools - met 25 miles to the south, in Stratford upon Avon. The theme was 'Leading creative schools'. Read more...

Theresa May must allow private schools to act independently to help poor children

30 September 2016, The Telegraph - Education

Theresa May has thrown down the gauntlet to independent schools. I am pleased she has done so and pleased by the manner in which she has made her demands. Read more...


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