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Bullying, lies and broken promises

Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:13 pm

Bullying, lies and broken promises: How the new educational establishment does its business

The tactic of mindlessly abusing anyone who knew more about a subject than he did was famously used by Murdoch journalist Michael Gove, in his term of office as Secretary of State for Education. For Gove in that job, that amounted to a lot of people. They were ‘the blob’. They were ’enemies of promise’. It was the duty of journalists and business people, people apparently suffering what one writer has described as ‘expert envy’, people like Lords Harris and Nash, SPAD Dominic Cum... Read More

Improving School Governance

Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:15 am
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How better governors make better schools
(2ND EDITION: Routledge, 2016)

Nigel Gann, Hamdon Education Ltd., UK

This is the first book to be published for a number of years which embraces the entire field of school governance and provides guidance on how governing
boards can best support the continuing improvement of their schools. The purpose and outcomes of good governance are explored, and a model of strategic governance offered which covers every area of board activities. The new landscape of education is described and some possible futures envisaged. With a Foreword by... Read More
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