Unqualified headteachers? Welcome to Michael Gove’s educational dystopia . .

Pimlico Primary, a new free school in London, made the news this week for hiring a  27 year old as the head teacher ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-22016045 ).  27 does seem a rather young age to take responsibility for a school, although an outstanding candidate with 5 years of experience in the classroom and as a deputy head

Assaulting the Ivory Tower: The HE white paper and the ‘Free Market’

The Higher Education White Paper was published on Monday 28th June 2011, and sets out the coalition vision for the reform of universities.  Higher Education policy in England has not had the happiest of times since the Coalition government came to power and the issue of tuition fees and charging structures has created considerable media interest.  Mike