Schools

Virtue signalling is really status signalling

23 October 2021 9:00 am

A £19,000-a-year London day school was in the news this week because it has started instructing its pupils about ‘white…

Letters: In defence of GPs

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Out of practice Sir: GPs are not ‘hiding behind their telephones’ (Leading article, 4 September). In-person appointments are the core…

How ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ is taking over China’s classrooms

11 September 2021 9:00 am

How ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ took over China’s classrooms

Will Knowland, Eton and the problem with the teaching misconduct panel

17 August 2021 11:04 pm

When Eton master Will Knowland was sacked last year over anti-feminist views contained in a YouTube video which he refused…

When will exams get back to normal?

12 August 2021 8:47 pm

It wouldn’t be credible to say that this year’s A-Levels grades are comparable with 2019’s: almost 45 per cent of entries…

Letters: Let the housing market collapse

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Treading the boards Sir: As a teacher, I was sorry Lloyd Evans did not include school productions in his excellent…

It’s time to repair the damage done to the Covid generation’s education

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Aswitch of personnel at the Department of Health this week has brought a welcome change in the government’s tone. No…

The curious parable of Dartington

12 June 2021 9:00 am

I spent last weekend in south Devon at Dartington, the former estate of Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst, and now a…

Do schools really have a problem with sexual violence?

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Schools and the problem of ‘rape culture’

The facts about race and education

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Judging from the reaction to last week’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report, you’d think it had been written…

Has the school co-educational 'experiment' failed?

30 March 2021 8:34 pm

Reading these reports of what has been happening in some co-educational public schools, it’s clear that the trend began way back…

Portrait of the week: Harry and Meghan’s interview, Piers Morgan’s resignation and Biden’s pets in the doghouse

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Home The world was agog, some in tears, some in synchronised toe-curling, as the Duchess of Sussex and her husband…

Face masks in schools: a note on the evidence

24 February 2021 11:54 pm

Secondary-school children returning to school from 8 March will be required to wear masks in classrooms, at least for several…

What Britain could learn from New Zealand about home-schooling

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Britain needs a Kiwi-style national correspondence school

Letters: How to repair the Church of England

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Save on bishops Sir: The Church of England is once again missing the point if its financial crisis will result…

The true cost of school closures – an interview with the children's commissioner

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner, on why schools must reopen

To reopen schools, we need to vaccinate teachers

23 January 2021 9:00 am

At the start of the Covid-19 crisis, Chris Whitty often made the point that a pandemic kills in two ways:…

Why I was sacked from Eton

9 January 2021 9:00 am

On being sacked from the College

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Snopes versus Abraham Lincoln

21 December 2020 10:46 pm

One of the most dreadful developments of the Donald Trump era has been the rise of the fact-check mafia. Every…

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Finally America is realizing that Andrew Cuomo is a putz

20 November 2020 9:01 am

In a sane world, Andrew Cuomo would be America’s least popular politician, a welcome target for a primary campaign or…

The Dragon school’s bizarre decision to ban Gunga Din

12 September 2020 9:00 am

Why do schools want to erase the past?

Downside’s downfall: the dissolution of a monastery

5 September 2020 9:00 am

The dissolution of a monastery

The Romans wouldn’t have understood our exam obsession

29 August 2020 9:00 am

Many commentators have argued that the recent grading controversy indicates just how important public examinations are. Up to a point,…

Portrait of the week: BBC drops songs, museum drops Sloane, and KFC and John Lewis drop slogans

29 August 2020 9:00 am

Home Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, made pupils wear face-coverings in school corridors. It didn’t take long for…

Children who died of Covid-19 were already seriously ill, new study shows

28 August 2020 10:33 pm

It has been clear from the start of the Covid-19 crisis – from Wuhan’s experience, before cases were confirmed in…