Making the Government Account for Accountability

In a recent LKMCo article I suggested that ‘accountability measures are eating themselves’ as the DfE are poised to introduce a new performance measure designed to correct errors in a previous (yet-still-to-be-published) measure. The problem for the new measure is that they didn’t heed the advice of Dr Rebecca Allen who told the government that …

The Chilean Change: What happened when they extended the school day?

Michael Gove is either purposely trying to upset the teaching unions or he genuinely believes that a longer school day is essential in ensuring a quality education for all young people.  If it’s the latter, one must ask: Is that belief justified? In my latest @LKMCo blog I discuss studies on Chile’s 30% time increase …

Does Time Perspective Influence Your Favoured Education Policy?

There are two huge fashions in education at the moment. On the one side there are the Ken Robinson followers waxing lyrical about ’21st century skills’ which seem to involve being creative, passionate and using lots of iPads.  On the other hand are those tsk-ing at the frivolity of ‘creativity’ when everyone knows that what you …