Tweet archive of @toryeducation, the abusive sock-puppet of Michael Gove and/or his SPADs

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[TL:DR – Tories running the Department of Education sought to harangue and taunt their critics anonymously like playground bullies. Here is the evidence they tried to bury.]

For over two years, an anonymous Twitter account endorsed by the Conservatives sought to denigrate, discredit and abuse critics and opponents of the former Education Secretary Michael Gove. Given that the Conservative Party Chairman (and shyster) Grant Shapps is highly tolerant of abusive sock-puppets in the party ranks and isn’t above sock-puppeting his opponents personally, I am of the opinion that people far-too-readily assume that a senior figure like Gove didn’t risk having a direct hand in the account himself.

I recommend this informative timeline and the following articles if you are unaware of the significance of this account and its authorship:

Michael Gove advisers face claims of smear tactics against foes (2 February 2013)
Are dark arts spinning out of control in Michael Gove’s department? (2 February 2013)
Michael Gove’s officials act to clean up abusive @toryeducation Twitter feed (16 February 2013)
MP calls for ‘Toryeducation’ Twitter user to be unmasked (26 March 2013)

The account was downright childish and abusive in tone, and often challenged critics of Gove to ‘get a real/proper job’ rather than waste any time subjecting his department to scrutiny (not a wise narrative to press during a recession, especially when you are spouting party/political propaganda instead of focusing on the job that the taxpayers are paying you to do).

The morally impoverished authors were also known for cringe-worthy use of a #winning hashtag (see: Charlie Sheen), repeated characterisation of opponents as ‘lefties’ and ‘comrades’, even a comparison of some critics/opponents to Hitler and/or Stalin… and throughout, nauseatingly effusive praise of Michael Gove and his bold mission to reshape education in his divine image.

This archive is a near-to-complete* record of everything tweeted and retweeted from its inception (Jan 2012) through to the date of Michael Gove’s humiliating ‘promotion’ to Chief Whip (Jul 2014). Upon the news that the Grand Headmaster had been demoted, there was a short silence, a flurry of tweets announcing the cabinet changes to be a glorious victory for Michael Gove and his loyal staff, then a very long silence followed only by sporadic tweeting until the end of that year, when all prior tweets were carefully and deliberately erased… because it simply wouldn’t do to be answerable for childish and abusive attacks on opponents, now would it?

(*It does not include any tweets that were deleted on/near the day of publication, and this is a common tactic of bullies with or without sock-puppets: they like to hit people and run away.)

Obviously, with the account so thoroughly cleansed of evidence (see also: Jeremy Hunt), it is difficult to determine the full context of some tweets and/or access any wider conversations, but I thought that hard-working taxpayers deserved to keep some kind of record of the Tory propaganda they paid for when Gove and his squadron of flying monkeys were running the Department of Education.

On that note, I will leave you with one of the final tweets from one of the anonymous authors who spent over two years accusing their critics and opponents of rampant dishonesty (and anonymous bullying, naturally):

It’ll take all you Blobbers a lot more than 4 yrs to glue pieces together & by then computers will have fired you! #Won #MissionAccomplished

Archive begins below the fold (click here to read in full). Do with it what you will. Cheers all.

[Note – Just for the record, in formatting these tweets for publication, I noted characteristics of the text that demonstrate that many of them were not tweeted ‘live’, but were first drafted in Microsoft Word. A key example: some of the nastier attacks on Suzanne Moore. Make of that what you will.]

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2014

Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 16
Anyone who doubts we #won, listen to @TristramHuntMP and chubby @KevinBrennanMP. They know it. They admit it – to the Unions’ rage! Adios…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 16
@jennyhmccomb We’re a few hours ahead of GMT these days working on our new project! We hopped on from DfE lilly pad long ago! #won
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 16
@jimwaterson Always #winning Jim, you know us! National pay framework – GONE! Acads – STAYING! #won
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 16
@kthrnrlly It’s morning for us Kat, we’re a few hours ahead of GMT working on our new project, you’ll love it!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 16
@jimwaterson It’s early morning on the beach where we are Jim!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 16
@GuidoFawkes @janemerrick23 But most gutting for the Helm/Jane duo? We #won & Hunt’s already admitted it. We’re onto pastures new. #won Tobe
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 16
@GuidoFawkes @janemerrick23 Well, @tobyhelm lies about people in newspapers for political/financial reasons then cries about ‘stooge’!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 16
@GuidoFawkes @janemerrick23 That lede from Tobe always brings tears to our eyes! Gulp… I’d been… GULP… called a stooge. ohmygod…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 16
@GuidoFawkes @janemerrick23 Her husband? You mean the Labour stooge otherwise known as @tobyhelm who abandons kids’ tennis to check twitter?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 16
@LeonardoLoredan We always win Leonardo. Acads. Free Schools. End of national pay. New Curriculum. List is endless! #won
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 16
@esso260589 Nope cos you know what – we won! We did what we wanted. And all you can do is whine on Twitter. #Winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 16
@jimofayr We won. Enjoy the performance pay Jim #Won
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 16
It’ll take all you Blobbers a lot more than 4 yrs to glue pieces together & by then computers will have fired you! #Won #MissionAccomplished
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Retweeted by Tory education news:
Andrew Old @oldandrewuk – Jul 16
BTW, I’m not tweeting now because I can’t sleep due to being upset about Gove going. I’m just trapped on a seemingly endless train journey.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 16
@BorisWatch How’s the search for a proper job? All the bosses still looking you up & down and laughing at your CV?!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 16
@ShippersUnbound @reporterboy @SteveHiltonGuru @WikiGuido @torywhiplash Don’t you worry Shippers – we’ve been busy on a new project, is all
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 11
Meanwhile J Klein finds Gove has “shaken up the status quo and put the education system on a better track” http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article4144351.ece – #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 11
(remember @tristramhuntmp is the only Lab politician seen as WORSE than Ed Miliband http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2638377/Now-I-destroy-Tory-party-In-crowing-interview-Nigel-Farage-reveals-quit-politics-hes-got-UK-EU.html -)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 11
…go back to the television beat and, at the tender age of 40, leave Labour politics to a younger generation.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2688285/Tristram-Hunt-dubbed-Tristam-Flip-Flop.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 11
“Unless @TristramHuntMP can slough off his middle-class guilt and start to define a clear centrist future for Labour, he might as well…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 11
more genius as @tristramhuntmp set his ‘education week’ when union comrades on strike and Gove hosting global conf http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/10959387/Labour-media-team-spends-more-time-squabbling-than-selling-Ed-Miliband.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 11
.@tristramhuntmp avoid Mail’s spread on p15. Lab MPs laughing at ‘Tristram Flip-Flop’. No one said it would be easy http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2688285/Tristram-Hunt-dubbed-Tristam-Flip-Flop.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 11
.@kevinbrennanmp oi chubby, you responsible for today’s red-on-red against @tristramhuntmp?! Step up surely only a matter of time
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 9
Another poor show from @TristramHuntMP – can’t even decide if he’s pro No Notice. Another triumph for Gove #won, adios amigos
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 9
@sharpeleven We’re much better looking than that!
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Retweeted by Tory education news:
Jonathan Isaby @isaby – Jun 9
It has always struck me as preposterous that schools get notice of when they are being inspected. Gove’s announcement is not before time!
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Retweeted by Tory education news:
John Rentoul @JohnRentoul – Jun 9
No idea what @TristramHuntMP believes or wants done after that slightly ranty speech. Disappointing.
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Retweeted by Tory education news:
Dan Hodges @DPJHodges – Jun 9
Labour literally doesn’t have a clue. No idea about how to present itself as a serious alternative government. None.
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Retweeted by Tory education news:
Dan Hodges @DPJHodges – Jun 9
Tristram Hunt is successfully blowing it as well.
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Retweeted by Tory education news:
Tony McNulty @Tony_McNulty – Jun 9
Big mistake for Labour backbenchers to seek to politicise UQ on extremism – not the day for talking about ‘cuts’ and leadership bids.
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Retweeted by Tory education news:
Joey Jones @joeyjonessky – Jun 9
Very stark and damning findings from ofsted. Local authority effectively facing accusation of being asleep on the job.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 9
@MirrorJames @BethRigby Public massively support No Notice. Most assume it already works like that cos otherwise batty
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 26
So you admit this pre-dates Gove @localschools_uk? At least your blog didn’t blame Gove. @campbellclaret’s blog did & that is a lie
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 26
.@campbellclaret & @localschools_uk claim text books published under Labour show “Gove’s politicisation” of curric. When will they withdraw?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 25
.@campbellclaret’s blog: http://www.alastaircampbell.org/blog/2014/05/21/labour-must-expose-goves-politicisation-of-education-curriculum-for-what-it-is/ – Amazon shows this was under Labour: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edexcel-History-Political-Consensus-Conflict/dp/1846905052 – so used to lying he can’t stop
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 25
When not advising murderous dictators (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2638470/Former-spin-doctor-Alastair-Campbell-meets-Egyptian-regime-blamed-1-000-deaths-weeks-Blair-gives-staunch-backing-coup-leader-ahead-election.html -), @campbellclaret is lying about gove http://www.alastaircampbell.org/blog/2014/05/21/labour-must-expose-goves-politicisation-of-education-curriculum-for-what-it-is/ – leopard/spots etc
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 25
.@campbellclaret will you retract? Not on the same scale as taking country to war on a lie, but still best to stick to the truth, eh?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 25
.campbellclaret that text book you blame on Gove was “tailored to the 2008 specification-, pub. 02/10 ie under Labour http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edexcel-History-Political-Consensus-Conflict/dp/1846905052 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 25
.@campbellclaret did you check when that textbook was published before writing your blog? 17 February 2010 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edexcel-History-Political-Consensus-Conflict/dp/1846905052 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 25
What now for the tristram vanity project? Reputation already sinking after UQ, rumours around it might be time for 5th shad ed sec in 4 yrs
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 25
City slicker @chukaumunna 30 pts more “in touch” than tatler’s @tristramhuntmp pic.twitter.com/lOHKzzZDmV http://www.tatler.com/the-tatler-list/h/tristram-hunt …
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 25
Voters think @tristramhuntmp is LESS intelligent than all of them even @andyburnhamMP, how d-you manage THAT tris?! pic.twitter.com/lOHKzzZDmV
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 25
.@tristramhuntmp seen as LESS trustworthy than cooper, umunna and even @edballsmp !! pic.twitter.com/lOHKzzZDmV
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 12
@EducationLabour 1) Hunt has to do a lot better than looking confused/desperate at the Speaker & wanting help!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 12
@miss_mcinerney Durham only has ‘great local schools’ in some very weird parallel universe. In the real world, it’s generally crap & cheats
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 12
@BorisWatch @zelo_street Stop babbling about your Mums, you 2, focus on getting proper jobs…
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Retweeted by Tory education news:
Isabel Hardman @IsabelHardman – May 12
Jeremy Browne nodding sagely as Michael Gove defends his school reform programme.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 12
@KevanJonesMP @GerriPeev Things work better for everyone this way
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 12
Yes, we can safely focus elsewhere, Labour=nowhere. See you in a month when you’ll see our new project – Laws and Hunt will love it too #won
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 12
@BorisWatch Have you STILL not got a proper job?! Remember, even the most humble job is good training. Get off Twitter, make your mum proud
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 12
To all our fans, sorry we’ve been away but we have a new project, you’re going to LOVE it, but the design phase is all-consuming #Winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 12
This is like shooting rats in a barrel, almost too easy! Lazy @TristramHuntMP must’ve spent prep time watching boxsets with @KevinBrennanMP!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Apr 8
Aha Zoete is on @daily_politics – tell the truth on UFSM HDZ or we’ll be after you too…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
Only 12% schools closed, NASUWT attack NUT intimidation, Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (=NUT/NASUWT alliance) in tatters as we predicted! #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 24
.@tristramhuntMP seemed to be after @andyburnhammp ‘s brief at edu Qs. mission creep never good Tris, keep your eyes on the prize!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 24
wrong question time @TristramHuntMP! can’t u tell the difference between DfE & DH? seems ur expensive education at UCS didn’t do much good!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 11
6) LDs received official advice it was unrealistic to implement by September 2014 – why did they ignore it? @LibDemPress @nick_clegg
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 11
5) why did LDs hand out £150m kitchen money based on pupil numbers (!) instead of need for kitchens? @LibDemPress @nick_clegg
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 11
4) why did LDs ignore official advice that £150m wouldn’t deliver enough kitchens? @LibDemPress @nick_clegg
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 11
3) why did LDs pretend kitchen money came from ‘unspent’ funds when they were warned no underspend existed? @LibDemPress @nick_clegg
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 11
2) did LDs check how many schools had kitchens before they announced FSM? @LibDemPress @nick_clegg
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 11
1) did LDs ask officials to examine feasibility of FSM before they announced it? @LibDemPress @nick_clegg
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 11
Key Qs @LibDemPress & @nick_clegg have to answer about FSM gimmick-
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 7
@MPDNUT Tory strength is incidental to us – we are often advocates of revolutionary defeatism, tactical defeat >> strategic leap
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 7
@zelo_street @BorisWatch @MPDNUT Such local failures no longer affect strategic situation. Labour has surrendered, the unions are divided…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 7
@MPDNUT We shd be able to do our own Mol-Rib Pact on leaving the EU, comrade. We both need that to happen…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 7
@MPDNUT Quite, Tory Party is dying tho we aren’t sentimental – it’s just a vehicle for our plans – but unions are for the dustbin too…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 7
@MPDNUT With @Chris_K_NASUWT & @ChristineBlower in the role of Poland?! Alas no… Tho we do have — on you ousting your teacherous leaders
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 7
@BorisWatch @zelo_street @MPDNUT We’re not going anywhere – but you and your friends are sliding into the dustbin of history #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 7
‘I love it when a plan comes together’, Hannibal, A-team. We still #winning, @Chris_K_NASUWT @ChristineBlower @MPDNUT Agent @TristramHuntMP
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 7
So @MPDNUT was right all along! Make him leader NUT, u need ideological consistency to achieve revolutionary action, right @ruthserwotka?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 7
Anyone seen @KevinBrennanMP recently? Rumours he’s holed up with bootleg of True Detective. Come on lazybones, put the TH voodoo doll down
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 7
@zelo_street @boriswatch You clowns got a proper job yet or still staring at twitter all day? Shd blog on why @MPDNUT was right all along!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 7
@SingLaughLuv STRB out weeks ago dumkopf
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 7
Anyone confused about @Chris_K_NASUWT @ChristineBlower/ @MPDNUT relationship, this explains it: http://shirazsocialist.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/lse26921.png –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 7
.@Chris_K_NASUWT is running from strikes as fast as she can, eh @MPDNUT?! And working with DfE to screw NUT! #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 7
Great month: Agent @TristramHuntMP has said he’ll accept Gove ‘successful’ reforms & NUT/NASUWT Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact = KAPUT! #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 5
LD strategy: attack Gove to get teacher vote… Cable: teachers know absolutely nothing about world of work… doh! http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/vince-cable-teachers-know-absolutely-nothing-about-the-world-of-work-9171019.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Feb 3
Tougher discipline? Tick. Higher standards? Tick. Longer school day? Tick. #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Feb 3
.@campbellclaret and what do you exist for? Writing dodgy dossiers and lobbying for Kazakh dictators
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Feb 1
…in case anyone was wondering what the LD briefing is about. It’s not Gove who is playing politics folks! http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2013/12/19/nick-cleggs-core-vote-strategy-michael-gove/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Feb 1
“LD research found that the most effective way to win back public sector workers is to attack Michael Gove by name” http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2013/12/19/nick-cleggs-core-vote-strategy-michael-gove/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Feb 1
.@JohnRentoul: ‘Nick Clegg’s Core Vote Strategy: “Michael Gove”‘ http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2013/12/19/nick-cleggs-core-vote-strategy-michael-gove/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Feb 1
Labour split: @KevinBrennanMP says Labour will “recouple AS”, @tristramhuntmp says he’d “get rid of AS”. Who’s right?? @tes @EducationLabour
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Feb 1
.@KevinBrennanMP your boss @tristramhuntmp says he’d “get rid of AS Levels – they’ve been a waste of time” http://www.totalpolitics.com/print/298797/in-conversation-with-chris-skidmore-mp-and-tristram-hunt-mp.thtml – @tes
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 31
@janemerrick23 @tobyhelm How’s that Jane?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 31
@janemerrick23 @tobyhelm He’s a distraction – departure will be good news for us!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 31
@tobyhelm Prediction: your ability to take dictation & splash stooge handouts from spin doctors will not save your job. U need new skills!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 31
@tobyhelm It’s ParRis Tobe, 2 Rs, as much attention to detail & accuracy as usual! That slapdashness has been your undoing!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 31
In other shock news @xtophercook to run FOI compliance, @janemerrick23 head of news, and @nick_clegg tells the truth re tuition fees #won
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 31
Here is the PR company chart that shows @tobyhelm was Gove spad all along! http://www.mwwpr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/UKGovernment_MWW_01-28-14.pdf – #winning #ScoobyDooEnding
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 31
Gove pulls shock scoobydoo ending on Cummings’ last day: PR co. reveals @tobyhelm =Gove spad!! Always be #winning Toby. Always. Be. #Winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 29
.@TristramHuntMP claims a 141% increase in non-QTS teachers in acads. Only cos there are now many more acads! 460% increase in QTS teachers!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 29
Support letting heads hire best people for the job. Hunt is spreading lies to justify removing that freedom @miss_mcinerney @KevinBrennanMP
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 29
South Leeds Academy said the ad was incorrect and was meant for a trainee. Why does @TristramHuntMP keep lying? http://www.tsla.org.uk/news/response_to_press_coverage –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 29
oi chubby @KevinBrennanMP tell your boss to stop telling lies about south leeds academy. They were advertising for a trainee NOT a teacher!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 29
What @TristramHuntMP won’t tell you: number of non-QTS teachers down by 3,000 since 2010
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@ruthserwotka Keep going with Kings all you like. We are thinking about new HR rules, pour encourager les autres. Au revoir…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@ruthserwotka @LuanCherry Oh but we do care. Misunderstanding our motives is a reason we’re ahead
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@ruthserwotka We take our enemies seriously. It’s why we’ve stayed ahead of the game! And soon, some new players will join the game, Ruth.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@Super_Work @norfolkshine a) Cummings is not a civil servant. b) he has nothing to do with this account. But apart from that you’re a genius
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@ruthserwotka Don’t know about Gove but it’s OUR policy, Ruth, and we’re making a LOT of progress, as you know…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@MPDNUT Bring it, bring it all Martin. The worse the better, as another comrade said…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@LuanCherry @ruthserwotka No they aren’t. They can’t easily move school unless they’re rich – they have to ‘get what they’re given’.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@ruthserwotka No – profits are a sideshow. The DREAM is total voucherisation. DfE just accountants. Ofsted gone. MPs zero control. #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@MPDNUT U misunderstand. We really DO support you! And coup skills are most handy – no insult intended! Good luck, comrade, good luck
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@ruthserwotka We HATE unaccountable managerialism, Ruth, even more than you do! Schools accountable direct to parents – that’s the dream
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
We endorse @MPDNUT for NUT election. Clear goals & plan. Will present real alternative to Gove. Winner for public. No more Potemkin talks!
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Retweeted by Tory education news:
Sean Whetstone · @schoolgoverning Jan 23
Is the Gove revolution working? New league tables reveal state schools returning to traditional… http://dlvr.it/4mLfqM (Independent)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@alanmills405 @LuanCherry We’re not looking for a job Alan. That would be the Boriswatch chap.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@TeacherROAR @ruthserwotka Interchangeable, obviously
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@MPDNUT @Bedtonman Though some of your allies sure know plenty about coups!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@MPDNUT @Bedtonman All power to your elbow. Better the public see a real choice between Gove and you than current ineffective shadow boxing
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@alanmills405 Secret. Yes. Yes.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@LuanCherry @TristramHuntMP Some resist. Lots have happily converted. It isn’t a uniform reaction
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@ruthserwotka Well, let’s see how long the NUT/NASUWT Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact lasts, shall we… Tick tock… BOOM
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@LuanCherry @TristramHuntMP Well, some Academies are v good. Some are bad. Surely one can’t be so uniform/sweeping in judgement?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@ruthserwotka We understand treachery, Ruth, and we can see you lot about to knife each other! Hats pulled low on Great Smith St!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@sidchip64 There has been grade inflation but the lower numbers of really bad schools is because of some small but welcome improvements
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@alanmills405 It isn’t. Do you believe everything you read in the papers – papers that hate Gove?! We’re nothing to do with him
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@LuanCherry @TristramHuntMP No it isn’t. It’s to give poor kids a chance of a good school. We may disagree re means but the ends are same
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
Gotta say, think Gove’s gang would be much more worried if this guy took over NUT: http://electmartin1.blogspot.co.uk
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
At least this NUT guy has a clear aim & plan (& realises what’s happening with the ‘talks’): http://electmartin1.blogspot.co.uk
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@LuanCherry @TristramHuntMP A bit sweeping. Surely there are good and bad Acads, and LA schools?!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
And @ChristineBlower @Chris_K_NASUWT – no doing deals with Gove behind each other’s backs! Remember how Molotov-Ribbentrop ended?!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
Deathly silence from @ChristineBlower and @Chris_K_NASUWT!? Surely you want to join Gove in praising teachers?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
Oi chubby @KevinBrennanMP – stop watching the new Girls series and do some work
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
Agent Hunt, come in @TristramHuntMP, comms down!? Get your statement out praising teachers’ hard work and signaling support for Acads, NOW!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
@BorisWatch Seriously, get a proper job, will do wonders for your self-esteem, get off twitter
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
Important news about teachers doing a good job – IGNORED BY BBC – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/250000-fewer-pupils-in-underperforming-secondary-schools –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 23
Unbelievable from BBC today. They’ll report ANY crap to avoid schools. What the hell is going on @rchak100?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
Jesus – they made a movie about @xtophercook & @tobyhelm! Fame at last boys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD6cy4PBQPI&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DQD6cy4PBQPI&app=desktop –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
Twitter – 0930. 2013 league tables out. We bet it will be good news, our policies kicking in, the end of the beginning… ENJOY #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
@Ingotian @educationgovuk We’re not leaking anything, we don’t know the figures, but we know the POLICIES ARE GOOD, so…!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
Everyone get ready to send congratulatory tweets to @educationgovuk tomorrow – we bet league tables will show PROGRESS (Embargoed til 930)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
@IanPlaysMusic We’re a distributed network, with good intel about but outside DfE, so question is quite metaphysical
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
@Meraud_Hand It’ll take a decade for really big changes but there can still be ‘significant’ improvements 2010-13
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
@BorisWatch If a tree falls and nobody hears it… Nobody cares what you ‘call for’, get a proper job!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
@eaglestone Curriculum is ‘computing’, the GCSE is ‘computer science’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
@BorisWatch Jesus you’ve said something sensible. Are you high?!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
@inwte @SimonGosden @TristramHuntMP Our ECHR poison pills will scupper that, we’re one step ahead!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
@LADanceStudios It isn’t. E.g. We’ve massively improved English Lit – more Shakespeare, 19th C novels, poetry etc
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
League tables out tomorrow 930 – we bet they will show SIGNIFICANT SUCCESS FOR GOVE’S POLICIES, you’ll all be happy #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
@JamesWillby @LibDemPress We’re not saying Clegg’s a perv – just that his judgement on how to deal with pervs is rubbish
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
More great stuff from Gove bringing Computer Science to state schools http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25842199 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
@inwte @SimonGosden @TristramHuntMP That’ll be a long wait cos we’re #winning, Clegg’s imploding, Agent Hunt is in situ as our 5th column
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
@BorisWatch We’re #winning, you’re irrelevant, and you can’t lay a finger on us. Get a proper job and get off twitter, stop losing!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
People can see now why DfE kept @nick_clegg’s paws off school sex ed guidance, can’t they @LibDemPress
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
@SimonGosden Even @TristramHuntMP has accepted FS here to stay. Game over
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
@LADanceStudios Ps. DfE doesn’t control post-19
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
@LADanceStudios Alison Wolf did a great report. We’ve implemented it. There are long-term (decades) probs with UK apprentices. More to do
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
@hsps1shamac It’s in addition to previous announcements on BCS funding for training
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
New Computing Curriculum, Computer Science into EBacc, – from DfE for BCS to do teacher training = great for kids #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
Finally BBC covers Gove/BCS work on Computer Science fairly! #winning http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25842199 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 22
@ShippersUnbound @educationgovuk @gabrielmilland OUTRAGE. We’re way better value than those stick-in-the-muds Shippers!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 20
Maybe better for anybody else – even Rinka – to write the sex ed guidance rather than Nick Clegg, right @libdempress?!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 20
So if Clegg rewrites the sex ed curric, would it say ‘touching on the knee is OK but don’t do full groping’? #KeepCleggPawsOffSexEd
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 20
Do you all see now why DfE does NOT want to open up sex ed guidance for Nick Clegg to rewrite? #KeepCleggPawsOffSexEd
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 16
Lobby – the next time Clegg blurts rubbish about DfE and sex ed, ask him ‘should it discuss dealing properly with sexual harassment?’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 16
Clegg babbles about how DfE needs to do more on sex ed while simultaneously TOTALLY FAILING IN HIS OWN DUTIES. What a surprise. Tuition fees
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 16
So @LibDemPress first item for DfE’s new Sex Ed Guidance: EMPLOYERS SHOULD TAKE SEXUAL HARASSMENT VERY SERIOUSLY
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 16
So Clegg is babbling about the need for new Guidance on SEX EDUCATION this afternoon?! What do we think it might contain?!
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Andrew Old · @oldandrewuk Jan 16
…now just rubbing it in to Sir Michael Wilshaw? They couldn’t make it more clear he has no power over what they say or do if they tried.
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Andrew Old · @oldandrewuk Jan 16
Looking through OFSTED reports from last 10 days to see if they follow the new guidance. So far, all blatantly break it. Are inspectors…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 16
‘Well, of course you don’t apologise – unless you think you take personal responsibility – which of course I do as leader.’ Clegg
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 16
Next time Clegg’s gang briefs on the numbers for FSM and uses words like ‘liar’, remember this quote, NB. @LibDemPress…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 15
@SimonGosden @LibDemPress You mean – sorry yes I meant Ofsted, my mistake.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 15
@SimonGosden @LibDemPress You mean OFSTED website dopey. So the answer is – ask OFSTED…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 15
Nick Clegg – as honest about sexual harassment as about TUITION FEES eh @LibDemPress?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
Agent @TristramHuntMP: continue to push ‘license OR sacked if not good enough’ & ‘yes there’s been grade inflation’. But maintain cover!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@nicholaswatt Is your hat in the ring for AB’s job?! If you’re up against Newton Dunn, you cannot lose!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@JohnCassidy75 He isn’t. You might disagree with his methods but his motives are probably about the same as yours
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@JohnCassidy75 We want more to get them, not less. Gove was an ORPHAN not an Etonian
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@alanmills405 As a group – yes, yes, yes
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@Llamagretch @crowmogh And send the cash saved to Oxbridge where it will be well spent
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@Llamagretch @crowmogh Yeah! He is. Another 4th rate ‘academic’ paid for by the long-suffering taxpayer. SET HIM FREE!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@neilfin54 @localschools_uk @TeacherROAR @edujdw Quite. Have you read the abusive things people say about us? Fortunately we’re resilient
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@edujdw @TeacherROAR Yeah, we do that when someone says ‘another edu department says they’ll have to do that if…’ “Mission Accompli”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@Sue_Cowley @edujdw @localschools_uk Thanks Sue, v kind but we’re not geniuses…!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@edujdw @localschools_uk You’ll find we’re #winning easily cos Labour’s so useless and Agent Hunt has just struck another blow on our side!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@localschools_uk @edujdw Some very political campaign groups who won’t face failure of status quo tell lies on media all the time – che sera
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@edujdw @localschools_uk See @Arsinhy?! Braindead!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@AndyCavster That’s what Clegg claimed – but remember his promises on tuition fees?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@BorisWatch Free Schools are a triumph and dunno who’s Jago. Get a proper job, you’ll be less bitter
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@Arsinhy @edujdw the voice of reason! they’re too dumb though, just watch, they wont take your advice
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@edujdw @localschools_uk Go on the dole if you want to write crap about the hermeneutics of colonialist literature and gender roles 1937
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@edujdw @localschools_uk SD going well. Edu department pips squeaking, some will fold shortly. No more taxpayers money for 4th rate dons
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@edujdw @localschools_uk The sooner we shut down more edu departments employing likes of you – THE BETTER. Faster please DfE, faster
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@Simonthegolfer Yup. And he’s a good one too! Just about plausible, visually confusing, vain, and personally v lazy. Perfect!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@edujdw @localschools_uk What a tool you are
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
Agent @TristramHuntMP says should be easier to fire bad teachers & there’s been grade inflation: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED AGENT HUNT RETURN BASE
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
Clearly @SeumasMilne hasn’t studied all the stuff on Moltke & Falkenhayn & July14 or he’d know the General Staff pushed WII/Bethman into war
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
Funny @SeumasMilne talking about ‘revisionism’ after all his revisionism about ‘Stalin didn’t kill that many millions’ etc.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
Message to Agent @TristramHuntMP: Mission Accomplished. Return to base. Worked like clockwork. (Don’t go overboard on R&R, slacker)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@MaryBoustedATL Academies have much MORE financial transparency than maintained, as you well know. You’re as honest as Clegg!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 14
@ziggy7 You’re in a tiny minority that doesn’t include Oxbridge
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 6
@paulwaugh NB. He said the same BEFORE the last results came out
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New Schools Network · @theNSN Jan 6
ARK Bolingbroke Academy receive Good Ofsted rating: http://www.arkbolingbrokeacademy.org/Praised-by-Ofsted-after-15-months – #freeschools #wandsworth
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 6
@MirrorJames @MrHarryCole @timloughton Quite right – pull your socks up, no slacking!
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MirrorJames · @MirrorJames Jan 6
.@MrHarryCole sorry I’m slipping – did @timloughton look out of his depth on the Daily Politics or more like this? http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tim-loughtons-trip-mauritius-cost-1873157 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 6
Nobody in govt has authority to ‘shut us up’ cos we have nothing to do with gvt. The accuracy of @nick_clegg claims will be a 2014 priority
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jan 6
.@nick_clegg claims in Telegraph p4 he’s ‘shut us up’! As honest/accurate as your promise on tuition fees, Nick! NY resolution: tell truth!
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2013

Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@miss_mcinerney @Samfr TRAITORS! Et tu GODSON?!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@edujdw You’re better than that James. Attacking motives of anon people is rarely fruitful
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@lazymum @Ingotian @bengoldacre @warwickmansell No, it is the formulaic A Level, which is why they’re going to buy Oxford’s exam in future
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@edujdw You’ve just non sequitured your own argument, James. Dial down the hate, dial up the focus…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@janetmarland @alicewoolley1 A lot don’t which is partly why it was such a dumb gimmick from Clegg – seems he forgot about that small hitch
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
We’re spending about 3:1 – basic need:free schools
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@edujdw Call us crazy but we think we should try to find scaleable ideas that get around the huge problem of badly trained teachers
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@Rykalski Wesley, please join in all our arguments, you make our case for us SO much more eloquently than we can ourselves…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@Ingotian @Rykalski @bengoldacre @FwdTranslations @warwickmansell Ahh Ian, I’m afraid good old Wesley IS speaking for you! Loudly. Every day
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@miss_mcinerney @daisychristo Though much less sadly about how to do it with normal pupils…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@miss_mcinerney @daisychristo 100% wrong. We actually know an awful lot about how to teach maths & physics skills to IQ>130 kids…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@Rykalski @miss_mcinerney Wesley, thankyou, your existence is our validation…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@Rykalski @bengoldacre @Ingotian @FwdTranslations @warwickmansell See what WE mean, Ben?! Rykalski speaks for edu world!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@miss_mcinerney Projects like that (NB. from subject communities not edu dpts) are needed to complement new A Levels
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@miss_mcinerney The point is precisely to train pupils to think in certain ways & particularly be better at tackling UNFAMILIAR problems
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@miss_mcinerney E.g the Cambridge Maths & Physics projects are producing materials / problems etc for 16-18 cos current A levels so bad…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@miss_mcinerney U make some good points, but miss the main point – or at least OUR point!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@miss_mcinerney You didn’t ‘refute’ it Laura. You disagreed. Refutation is when you prove something
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
What do you ignorant edu ranters think the proportion is between what Gove spends on Basic Need and what he spends on Free Schools?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@Ingotian @bengoldacre @FwdTranslations @warwickmansell Always… But in 2014 it’s no more Mr Nice Guy
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ben goldacre · @bengoldacre Dec 19
@Ingotian @toryeducation @FwdTranslations @warwickmansell to see how teachers & edu researchers react, comments here: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/mar/18/teaching-research-michael-gove –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@Ingotian @bengoldacre @FwdTranslations @warwickmansell Main point of School Direct is to make teacher training empirical
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ben goldacre · @bengoldacre Dec 19
@Ingotian @toryeducation @FwdTranslations @warwickmansell but the edu community seems to have a v toxic relationship with ministers and govt
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ben goldacre · @bengoldacre Dec 19
@Ingotian @toryeducation @FwdTranslations @warwickmansell often the best route to influence professions is via the mainstream, oddly.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@bengoldacre @Ingotian @FwdTranslations @warwickmansell Yes. Biggest opponents of former are teacher training colleges who also hate RCTs
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ben goldacre · @bengoldacre Dec 19
@Ingotian @toryeducation @FwdTranslations @warwickmansell we need more evidence training in ITT and more quant skills in edu res workforce
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@Ingotian @bengoldacre @FwdTranslations @warwickmansell We got Goldacre but followup is poor cos edu world doesn’t like the message
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@miss_mcinerney @Ingotian @bengoldacre they’re described as remedial by Unis cos they are getting ppl to where they used to be on arrival
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@bengoldacre Not Dominic – we’re a distributed network, outside DfE but with intel about it…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@bengoldacre @Ingotian @FwdTranslations @warwickmansell As Feynman said 40 yrs ago, edu research is mostly ‘cargo cult science’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@bengoldacre @Ingotian @FwdTranslations @warwickmansell No shit. And how much does Chris Husbands/IOE et al want to do RCTs? Most don’t
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ben goldacre · @bengoldacre Dec 19
@Ingotian @toryeducation @FwdTranslations @warwickmansell i have to say, the outburst of outrage when gove said ‘so, more RCTs?’ worried me.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Dec 19
@Ingotian @bengoldacre @warwickmansell And why, e.g. Imperial now takes <50% English pupils for undergrad maths? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 19 @Ingotian @bengoldacre @warwickmansell Why do YOU think Unis have to put on so many remedial courses? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 19 @bengoldacre true. but we do know that Unis have had to put on huge amounts of remedial courses cos people turn up with bad skills ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 19 @Ingotian @bengoldacre @warwickmansell Crap. The combination of all those going wrong is why we're increasingly a nation of incompetents ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 19 @alicewoolley1 We hate crap back-of-fag-packet gimmicks costing taxpayer ££ to buy votes, yes. Call us crazy... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 19 @Ingotian @bengoldacre @FwdTranslations @warwickmansell Eh?? curric / exams / training / accountability / ofsted / loads of maths / CPD... ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: ben goldacre · @bengoldacre Dec 19 @FwdTranslations @warwickmansell @toryeducation until that happens, ideology's the only game in town, which i fear suits ppl on all sides.. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: ben goldacre · @bengoldacre Dec 19 @FwdTranslations @warwickmansell @toryeducation if evidence gathering was embedded in education we-d find what doesn't work and reverse it. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 19 @warwickmansell Are u claiming to be some sort of dispassionate rational observer only interested in the evidence?! Self-awareness alert ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 19 @warwickmansell Yes, we hazard a guess you think John Sculley was a better CEO than Bill Gates too... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 19 Brilliant progress from Harris with Downhills. Doubtless Whining Warwick @warwickmansell wishes the old lot were still in charge ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 19 Clegg's kitchens - not #winning... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/nick-clegg/10526779/Nick-Cleggs-free-school-meals-policy-undermined-Labour-claims.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 19 What, Clegg unprincipled & putting his political survival before the national interest? Impossible, non, Twitter?! http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/alex-massie/2013/12/education-reform-works-who-knew/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 18 @JohnRentoul No you're right, our bad - but you catch the drift... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 18 @HMThompson_ @SimonHughesMP Our bad ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 18 So @SimonHughesMP gets a ministerial job. Great.Who's next, Crusty the Clown? It's like this country wants to be thought of as a joke nation ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 18 2014 - a new era for us. A broader scope and no more Mr Nice Guy... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 Hannah Richardson's biased piece on Free Schools still unchanged despite @margarethodge of all people asking for it to be corrected. Useless ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @EddieStrange Correctamundo ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 Prediction: every number from Clegg on FSM will be wrong - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2521665/Heads-blast-Nick-Cleggs-plan-offer-free-meals-seven-year-olds.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 The BBC's reporting has been so biased that even @margarethodge has officially asked BBC to change their claims on 'tripled'! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 .@rchak100 @bbcnickrobinson So just now even @margarethodge has asked the BBC to correct misleading attacks on Free Schools!! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @schlteacher They aren't, chillax ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @JonnElledge @PXEducation @Samfr We never leak John, you know that ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @KevinBrennanMP Jeez chubby, get your act together or you'll never knife Tristram properly... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @LibDems @timfarron Yep and the check's in the post, it's not you it's me etc etc ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 Now you're babbling rubbish on Barking - are you lying again or just reading the wrong figures? INTEGRITY, HODGE, GET SOME ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 A 'furious' Hypocrite Hodge @margarethodge: 'I will not stand for being misrepresented'. WE'RE JUST QUOTING YOUR OWN HYPOCRITICAL WORDS! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @JonnElledge @Samfr You're an even crapper hack than you think we think you are. And does the DfE even bother briefing u?! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @JonnElledge Anyone who knows ANYthing about DfE knows 'avoid capital nightmare' is at the top of the To Do list since BSF fiasco!! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @JonnElledge Nothing to do w ideology. Your claim so so wrong impossible to know where to start ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @JonnElledge @Samfr What planet have you been on?! Capital 'NOT A PROBLEM'?!!! U really think people in DfE thought that???!!! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @FraserNelson BBC has been a shambles on school policy all day. Step 1: Fire Hannah Richardson STAT. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Fraser Nelson · @FraserNelson Dec 11 This BBC report on falling UK school standards rather makes its point by misspelling name of chief schools inspector. pic.twitter.com/IcL8v55ZCO Embedded image permalink ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 Someone in Milbank watching @TristramHuntMP on TV - 'Remember that song "You're so vain..."?' YUP! Banzai! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @JonnElledge @Samfr @miss_mcinerney @PXEducation Like you?! A Helm-ster?! Yeah great idea ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 Our (non)Supreme Court says we've got to treat appalling cult as a 'religion' & subsidise. Just what we need... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @Samfr @miss_mcinerney @JonnElledge @PXEducation Sam is right. Fact. Do you think Gove's team writes those forecasts?! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 APPALLING judgement from (non)Supreme Court forcing taxpayers to subsidise Scientology. Almost unbelievable. Urgent action needed ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @margarethodge You embarrassed being caught out by the old 'google her local paper to see if she's said the opposite' gag? You should be ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @margarethodge 'Misrepresented'? WE'RE JUST QUOTING YOUR OWN WORDS YOU HYPOCRITE, HODGE. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 Hyprocrisy from Hunt and Hodge. Chubby @KevinBrennanMP says you AREN'T PUTTING THE HOURS IN, @TristramHuntMP... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 .@TristramHuntMP's rule is: non-QTS is fine for private schools for clever people like me, but not for unsophisticated masses. Hypocrite ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @edujdw @margarethodge Stop wasting taxpayers money on twitter, learn how to do research properly (ie. not like edu departments) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @alanmills405 @bbcnickrobinson Hannah Richardson is a disgrace to the concept of 'impartial journalism'. @tobyhelm seems to b her role model ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @margarethodge 'will not be represented'!? HYPOCRITE HODGE. In your constituency it's 'give me 25 mill Free School now Gove'! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @zelo_street @BorisWatch You two wastrels need proper jobs, too much slacking on twitter. Pull your socks up ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @edujdw Don't you work in a Uni education department? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 .@margarethodge You are a dishonest hypocrite Hodge. You are example of why people hate MPs. Get some integrity pronto ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 .@ASCL_UK Repeating Labour's lies on FS costs today is example of why you have no influence on Govt policy ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 @Peston @johngapper @iankatz1000 Remember when you thought the euro was brilliant and Britain wd be screwed if we didn't join, RP? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 So Hannah Richardson, how about a story on HYPOCRITE HODGE lying about her position on Free Schools? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 .@TristramHuntMP's credibility already shot - and chubby @KevinBrennanMP is describing him as 'very lazy' to the lobby ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 Margaret Hodge on TV attacking Free Schools - AND SHE CAMPAIGNS FOR THEM IN HER OWN CONSTITUENCY!! LYING HYPOCRITE @margarethodge ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 Instead of schools taking 5 years, they now open in 18 months. NAO ADMITS costs have been cut hugely. Someone fire Hannah Richardson NOW ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 Though with Chris Patten 'at the helm' nobody should expect different - absolutely useless in every job he's had ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 We build schools in record time AND MUCH CHEAPER and BBC report that 'costs spiral'! ABUSE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY, get on it @bbcnickrobinson ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 11 BBC reports on Free Schools today = appalling @rchak100 - Hannah Richardson & Co joining the @tobyhelm 'write up Labour press release' list ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 5 TES - @ProfCoe on PISA is excellent: http://news.tes.co.uk/opinion_blog/b/weblog/archive/2013/12/04/eight-lessons-we-can-learn-from-pisa-2012.aspx - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 5 TES Food -: http://news.tes.co.uk/news_blog/b/weblog/archive/2013/12/05/clegg-39-s-school-kitchen-plan-will-take-cash-from-crumbling-schools-dfe-source-says.aspx - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 .@jonsnowC4's main point was to attack Labour from Left for not abolishing private schools. What a surprise. Reading SWP's Michael Rosen? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 C4 News=old out of touch vain third-rater with a silly tie (@jonsnowC4) reading Guardian night after night. Give @GaryGibbonBlog the job now ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 @jonsnowC4 Yeah, funnily enough, you are definitely a Lefty stooge, no confusion possible - confer with @tobyhelm on dictation skills ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 @richardjgodwin - @jonsnowC4 isn't 'democracy', he's a hypocritical Lefty stooge bleeding the taxpayer dry ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 Why are people on 20k a year still funding outrageous expense account of Lefty stooge @jonsnowC4? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 @jonsnowC4 The Government should eliminate your funding and make you pay your outrageous expenses yourself, instead of poor taxpayer ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 @jonsnowC4 Maybe they think it's pointless doing interviews with a bigger Lefty stooge than @tobyhelm - i.e YOU? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 @HD2onPBdotcom @BBCNormanS @BBCr4today Yes, though his tutors weren't over-impressed and his career there was stalled ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 @TristramHuntMP trapped by conventional wisdom, unions, Balls.Chubby @KevinBrennanMP knackered from all his boxsets.Unions show true colours ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Gavin Barwell MP · @GavinBarwellMP Dec 3 International comparisons published today underline case for Michael Gove's school reforms http://www.oecd.org/pisa/keyfindings/PISA-2012-results-UK.pdf - We need to raise our game ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: norman smith · @BBCNormanS Dec 3 Tristram Hunt @bbcr4today accepts "Wales has some difficult questions to answer" over lower ranking than England in school league tables ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 @SKGuitarTutor You clearly know sod all about what Gove is doing and presumably rely on v dodgy politicised info sources ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 @SKGuitarTutor Gove is bringing private schools into state sector via Acads programme! You need to read ACTUAL GOVE POLICY before babbling ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 @SKGuitarTutor Gove is anti-grammar schools dopey! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 @SKGuitarTutor Like what? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 .@olivia_cole corrects Spec Life on Eng Lit - Gove did not remove Eng Lit as compulsory subject ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Olivia Cole · @OliviaCole1 Dec 2 Very happy to do so ... Apologies for any confusion in my @Spectator_LIFE comments #literature http://www.spectator.co.uk/spectator-life/9091472/editors-letter-3/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Olivia Cole · @OliviaCole1 Dec 2 Michael Gove's office have asked me to clarify that English Literature GCSE does not have compulsory status http://www.spectator.co.uk/spectator-life/9091472/editors-letter-3/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 @GuidoFawkes #winning ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 @evilflea CS is IN the EBacc you dopey idiot! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 @ostercywriter Yes you will have done ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 @miss_mcinerney So Free Schools can recruit great teachers from private schools THUD ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 Cross about overpaid useless fat cats? MAKE UNIONS FOI-ABLE SO WE CAN SEE EXPENSES OF @Chris_K_NASUWT @BLOWER ETC ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 Want to improve schools quicker? ALLOW SCHOOLS TO HAVE 'NO UNION' RECRUITMENT POLICIES ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 Make teacher training more empirical by shifting to classroom focus? OPPOSED BY LABOUR AND UNIONS, PREFER CRAP UNI ED DEPARTMENTS, OBV ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 Scrap bureaucracy so good teachers can be paid more without having to leave classroom for management? OPPOSED BY LABOUR AND UNIONS ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 Replace 5A*-C distorting measure? OPPOSED BY LABOUR AND UNIONS ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 Hand control of A Levels back to Unis? OPPOSED BY LABOUR AND UNIONS COS THEY PLAN TO DUMB DOWN AGAIN ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 Introduce coding and computer science? OPPOSED BY LABOUR AND UNIONS ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 Toughen primary and GCSE maths? OPPOSED BY LABOUR AND UNIONS ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 Increase level of degree to access state-funded teacher training? TOTALLY OPPOSED BY BALLS BURNHAM AND UNIONS ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 Cos it would be stupid? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 Another bad day for Chubby @KevinBrennanMP - Wales keeps sinking like a stone. Change your tune, Chubby, pronto! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 @reesmf There are FEWER now than under Labour if you care about that you clown! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 @reesmf @UKLabour And delivered cheated exams, cheated league tables, and bullshit denials of truth. Yeah, great ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 Then @edballsmp, @andyburnhammp and @StephenTwigg opposed ALL our attempts to be more like Shanghai, Singapore etc - 'all's fine' they said ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 Labour spent a decade 1) recruiting from bottom grads, 2) training badly, 3) fire-hosing money at duff teachers with no weeding ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 Top countries 1) recruit from top graduates, 2) train seriously, 3) weed seriously... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 Labour opposed EVERYTHING we've done to raise quality of teaching ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Dec 3 'We're doing really rather well,' @ChristineBlower. SUMS IT UP! WHEN can we abolish the Unions, The Biggest Enemy of Promise Of All? #losing ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 27 DfE slowing down UTCs - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10474257/Ministers-could-block-expansion-of-technical-schools.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 27 @mrbenn27 @RuthBennie failed state Scotland ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 27 Credibility of 'Professor' Howson approaches zero - undersupply crisis, errrr, meant OVERsupply crisis!? Hopeless. http://news.tes.co.uk/news_blog/b/weblog/archive/2013/11/26/fresh-concerns-over-teacher-training-figures.aspx - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 26 @inwte @danielharvey9 @Ingotian @TristramHuntMP Thanks to EU law, you won't be able to change much! #winningpoisonpills ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 26 'No4 is fine, just bring me in from the cold before we go all-digital' (Poor @tobyhelm overheard pleading with Baldwin earlier) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 26 @emmaannhardy Well Emma, the unions are doing their very best! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 26 @danielharvey9 @Ingotian @TristramHuntMP We've never said a thing about voting, not our concern! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 26 @BorisWatch @TristramHuntMP It's the only way to give yourself a chance of winning, losers... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 26 BONG. In a shock development that left pundits scratching their heads NUT/NASUWT strike 'because Gove invited too many unions to our talks' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 26 I'm officially confirming on the record: @Chris_K_NASUWT & @ChristineBlower are plants controlled by Gove to ensure he's #winning ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 26 NUT/NASUWT won't confirm they'll attend the talks THEY DEMANDED THEMSELVES, it's like they want to make Gove seem ultra reasonable! #WINNING ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 26 Oh my word, @Chris_K_NASUWT and @ChristineBlower have gone mental... http://news.tes.co.uk/news_blog/b/weblog/archive/2013/11/25/gove-39-playing-games-39-with-us-over-talks-unions-claim.aspx - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 26 Quite, @TristramHuntMP - it's going to be tricky! Neither gimmicks nor crossness will do the trick. Go back & read our original advice to u ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 26 Poor @TristramHuntMP says: 'But what do parents say of Gove? He wants high standards and discipline in schools. How do I compete with that?' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 26 Blog, When teachers met @TristramHuntMP, is sad/funny: http://theprimaryhead.com/category/tristram-hunt/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 22 .@andrew_1910 you don't seem to understand it would have been ILLEGAL even if @cyclingkev 's lies were true. Not in funding agreement ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 22 .@RuthBennie schools have (rightly) been able to hire non-QTS trainees for decades, we didn't change that. Try again ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 22 .we trust heads to decide @cyclingkev Where's your apology for peddling lies? let's debate on basis of facts, yes? http://www.tsla.org.uk/news/response_to_press_coverage - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 22 South Leeds Academy has not changed funding agreement since 2009. It CANNOT legally hire non-QTS teachers. Ad was wrong as school have said ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 22 read this @pirate5307 and try to absorb the facts: http://www.tsla.org.uk/news/response_to_press_coverage - @EducationLabour @cyclingkev ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 22 .@SimonGosden read this: http://www.tsla.org.uk/news/response_to_press_coverage - accept you are wrong, apologise for lying, put down twitter and move on ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 22 .@ellysandbrook we believe in FACTS not LIES peddled by @EducationLabour @cyclingkev ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 22 you are lying @andrew_1910 that academy can't even hire non-QTS teachers under terms of its funding agreement @cyclingkev @EducationLabour ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 22 Story on school hiring teachers with 4 GCSEs is wrong. Ad meant for assistants not teachers. Pathetic from @educationlabour @cyclingkev ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 22 South Leeds Academy hiring teaching assistants NOT "unqualified teachers". Will u stop lying and apologize @cyclingkev @EducationLabour ? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 Someone should look up the free advice we gave @TristramHuntMP when he took over. If he'd taken it, he'd be in lot better position #winning ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 @LuanCherry @KevinBrennanMP Wrong on evidence. It can work if done properly, not if not. U need more open mind to evidence ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 Amusingly, @TristramHuntMP not only gets his apostrophes wrong, HE EVEN GETS HIS OWN JOB TITLE WRONG! Chubby @KevinBrennanMP stop it! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 Yes @TristramHuntMP did give his speech - and the hosts promptly attacked him for 'intrusive regulation' and not trusting colleges. #losing ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 @LuanCherry @KevinBrennanMP Lots of teachers like it. And it's used in Shanghai which comes top of PISA. Not a monolithic 'teacher view' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 @LuanCherry @KevinBrennanMP We hear plenty, including you ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 Did @TristramHuntMP actually give his speech, or just brief the FT? Is there any evidence it actually happened? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 @LuanCherry @KevinBrennanMP We hear, we hear, don't worry ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 Was chubby @KevinBrennanMP in charge of the proofreading?! A Shadow Education Sec who can't use apostrophes isn't a good look. #losing ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 Just reading @TristramHuntMP speech - a shocker! Umpteen basic grammatical errors! 'The [singular] have'! Apostrophes wrong! Is he ill?! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 Just because @TristramHuntMP will prove the latest flop doesn't mean they'll turn to boxset Brennan, u know @KevinBrennanMP! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 Is google news broken or is there literally zero coverage of @TristramHuntMP speech? Stop chortling chubby @KevinBrennanMP! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 @JonnElledge #winningeasily ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 Is there ANY journalist interested in @TristramHuntMP's speech?! Seems to have sunk without digital trace ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 Hear chubby @KevinBrennanMP is chortling away to hacks about @TristramHuntMP's spelling mistakes - careful chubby! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 @JonnElledge @ajjolley Quite ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Jonn Elledge · @JonnElledge Nov 21 @ajjolley @toryeducation Who would you rather had oversight? Flunkies in Whitehall, or other heads in the region? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Jonn Elledge · @JonnElledge Nov 21 Okay, I'm gonna come out and say it. I think the DfE's latest wheeze of Headteacher Boards (HTBs) is a good idea. @toryeducation ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 @ajjolley cheap as chips, don't worry ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 HTBs mean devolved power from DfE so local Academy failures dealt with by great heads #winning ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 The new HTB idea will mean failing Free Schools & Academies will be dealt with much faster than maintained schools: another Gove triumph ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 @MaryBoustedATL @TristramHuntMP We deal with failure fast - you claim state schools are all great, there are no bad teachers etc ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 21 Poor @TristramHuntMP: trying to recover from shaky start, 2 spelling errors in 2 press releases in 2 days. He should have taken our advice! ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul Nov 21 News release from @TristramHuntMP, shadow Education Sec, misspells "licence" http://www.labouremail.org.uk/emails/11981/2/15/292191/8351/94ff6075bf03770cd5da9dffe2637283/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: James Chapman (Mail) · @jameschappers Nov 21 Labour press release claims Michael Gove has admitted his "Free School's policy is failing". Let's hope they are teaching the apostrophe ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 19 .@tristramhuntmp says "no financial accountability" for free schools then refers to EFA investigations. Muddled. Tougher oversight than LAs ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 19 .@tristramhuntmp lying to say DfE "is sitting on" KSA report. Was published on 25 Oct: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/department-for-education-statement-on-kings-science-academy - @jonsnowC4 @cathynewman ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 19 .@tristramhuntMP 's BSF gaffe shows ignorance of brief and arrogance. Vanity on display once again ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 19 Basic error from @TristramHuntMP - says BSF built primary schools. Embarrassing ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 Keates & Blower to strike because other unions invited in for DfE talks. Couldn't make it up. Teachers are great, Unions SUCK ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 @leftnutter Sure, @PatrickR_NASUWT has all their details for you ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 @oldandrewuk @TristramHuntMP @MichaelRosenYes I guess at least Rosen cares about what's taught! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 @oldandrewuk @TristramHuntMP @MichaelRosenYes Pop quiz: Who talks more crap? Keates/Roach or Rosen? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 @oldandrewuk @TristramHuntMP @MichaelRosenYes True that. Lotsa commies agree with Hirsch, but ones with voices have embraced postmodernism! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 @parkon7726 Sadly no - the unions really are threatening strikes over meeting cast list, read their latest letter! Jokes aside, it's awful ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 @TBrixey Good for you. Shame all teachers' hard work is so badly let down by unions ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 The hard left can always smell a sell-out like @TristramHuntMP, can't they @MichaelRosenYes?! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 SWP's @michaelrosenyes says 'Gove made mincemeat of @TristramHuntMP' - http://michaelrosenblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/english-literature-ebacc-hunt-govewaste.html?spref=tw - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 @ostercywriter Sadly not, but one day... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 But if they do that, they'll lose the public even more than already. So they're SNOOKERED - and they know it! #winning ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 Gove doesn't care if Unions cave or strike - so unions only chance is all out war in hope that Cameron/Clegg fold & force Gove to compromise ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 Now this guy understands better what's going on! http://electmartin1.blogspot.co.uk . Commies understand politics ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 @SimonGosden But thanks to European law and judges, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO REVERSE WHAT WE'VE DONE. #winning ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 @SimonGosden And the unions have thrown themselves into it! HILARIOUS ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 Meanwhile both NUT and NASUWT negotiate with DfE about terms of their surrender - and knifing the other in the back! #winning ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 @day_tom We love talks. The more the merrier! We can talk til the cows come home... #winning ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 NUT/NASUWT will realise what fools they'd be to strike about the talks cast list - surely they wouldn't hit the self-destruct button?! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 @day_tom They wanted talks and we're giving them talks - and they're striking! IDIOTS! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 @EvilMonkey1701 Fine by us! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 @KevinBrennanMP Oi chubby, get your nose out the paper, stop watching boxsets, and WORK! (briefing against @TristramHuntMP doesn't count!) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 Ironically, the NUT & NASUWT commies rightly predicted Blower and Keates would screw up the whole thing - and they have! Commies were right! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 @EvilMonkey1701 Close them all ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 Lame review by @TristramHuntMP - feels like he's lost his mojo already - http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/nov/14/education-under-siege-peter-mortimore-review - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 So Keates why are you striking? 'Cos we want to meet Gove without any other unions in the room.' They're throwing themselves into Gove trap! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 'We're going on strike because Gove invited other unions to the talks'. Yeah, that'll work! Talk about making it easy for us! #winning ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 14 NUT & NASUWT to make total fools of selves - they're going to strike because Gove invited others to their meetings! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10450550/Teachers-threaten-national-strike-within-two-months.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 12 "Will we ever see a comprehensive boy or girl edit the Guardian? Perhaps not in my lifetime" https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/education-secretary-michael-goves-speech-to-brighton-college - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 12 More 2012 Gove: "the sheer scale of private school dominance of our society points to a deep problem in our country" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 12 Gove in 2012: "Around the Cabinet table, a majority, including myself, were privately educated... We live in a profoundly unequal society" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 12 Gove in 2012: "it is remarkable how many positions of wealth, influence and power are held by individuals who were privately educated." ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Nov 12 RE Gove comments on private schools, chillax! Said it long before Major https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/education-secretary-michael-goves-speech-to-brighton-college - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 @yorkshireht @Super_Work Neither ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 @Super_Work 'Never hate your enemies, it clouds your judgement'. Chillax ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 @miss_mcinerney He bombed because didn't do hard work on details - not because of private schools. @KevinBrennanMP @TristramHuntMP ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 @Super_Work Always #winning, thanks ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 @A_Weatherall @miss_mcinerney @KevinBrennanMP @TristramHuntMP Keep going Alex, Tristram needs all the support he can get today ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 What was the last non-Gove story that @tobyhelm did which did NOT involve writing up a handout? Answers please Twitter, we're researching... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 @TheStaunton @WikiGuido @TristramHuntMP Harder you work, the luckier you get ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 9) Sorry one more @TristramHuntMP: as you're discovering today, expectation management is a handy skill especially if MPs think you're vain ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 8) You're welcome! If you follow this, you'll do OK and force Gove to raise his game... The nation gains... Adios ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 7) @KevinBrennanMP thinks he should have your job, don't trust him, give him a tricky job so you've got him on tight leash: capital funding? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 6) Detail really matters. Work harder! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 5) Your cockups over the QTS stuff will be forgotten IF you change, but if you go off half-cocked again, the lobby will think you're a loser ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 4) Don't be loudly partisan - the public don't like it - speak to the public, not party ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 3) Set your own priorities - don't let the media or Unions set them ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 2) Focus on important stuff, don't get distracted ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 1) You're most powerful when you start - you can change anything as @Ed_Miliband can't fire you ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 We gave poor @TristramHuntMP some free advice which he foolishly ignored, so we'll give him another go... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 @miss_mcinerney @KevinBrennanMP @TristramHuntMP I'm afraid that view is not exactly universal Laura! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 @KevinBrennanMP You on to the Star Trek boxsets now?! Wired Season 5 finished? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 Free advice to the educationally challenged: You should get a proper job instead of hanging out on Twitter all day! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 What did @TristramHuntMP think of you laughing along at the narcissism gags @KevinBrennanMP? You get a bollocking?! Keep your head down! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 Stop laughing @KevinBrennanMP - back to Breaking Bad boxsets for you... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 31 We TOLD you @TristramHuntMP wasn't ready for prime time, but we didn't expect this fiasco - http://order-order.com/2013/10/31/guy-news-tristram-hunt-v-jeremy-paxman-thick-of-it-special/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 VERDICT: @TristramHuntMP vain, overconfident, too partisan, too conventional/predictable, not on top of details. NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 Chubby @KevinBrennanMP will get a bollocking later for laughing at @TristramHuntMP's vanity. No box sets for you tonight, Kev ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 @miss_mcinerney @labourteachers Too true ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 @miss_mcinerney Yeah the left is so impersonal and evidence-based day in day out. 'Scum. Nazi. Wanker.' etc. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 Tristram 'you're all obsessed with me' Hunt shows a lot about own character but no detail on policy. He isn't ready for prime time #winning ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 @oldandrewuk @TristramHuntMP Look at what Rentoul says then ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 Knockout blow - even chubby @KevinBrennanMP chortling at 'Hunt thinks it's all about him'! Game over, Hunt looks sick as a chip ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 @miss_mcinerney Or be fired? Asked to resign? What if they say 'no thanks'? Do you think Hunt knows what the law is? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 Has @TristramHuntMP checked his lawyers? Is he ready for the ECHR cases, judicial reviews? NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME, TRISTRAM ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 .@JohnRentoul - 'Michael Gove having far too much fun in this Opposition debate.' ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul Oct 30 Michael Gove having far too much fun in this Opposition debate. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 @oldandrewuk @TristramHuntMP No - vain, partisan, & shallow. Shame cos we were hoping he'd force Gove to up his game... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 Academies have STRONGER financial controls than maintained schools - @TristramHuntMP hasn't done his homework ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 House of Commons now laughing at poor Tristram, oh dear... ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul Oct 30 Turn on the parliament channel. Michael Gove is on vg form. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 One day @TristramHuntMP says he's pro-Free Schools - then 'dangerous experiment'. NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME, TRISTRAM ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 .@TristramHuntMP would - if he could get his lawyers sorted - stop teachers moving from private to state sector. Not the way forward ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 As @miss_mcinerney - no Tory - says, Hunt's 'was not a fine speech.' Too Westminstery, too partisan, too glib, too vain. #losing ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Laura McInerney · @miss_mcinerney Oct 30 @lehain It was not a fine speech. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Mark Lehain · @lehain Oct 30 @miss_mcinerney I'd hoped Hunt would raise the quality & tone of education debate from that pursued by Balls & Twigg. So far, opportunistic. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 Gove: it was not and is not 'Labour's Teach First' - and NUT opposed it! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 Fewer non-QTS teachers now than under Labour! If you care about that... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 @miss_mcinerney QTS does not 'guarantee' basic competence, that's not an insult, just basic problem with our system. Most teachers work hard ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 Narcissist @TristramHuntMP - no detailed policy, third-rate soundbites, hasn't checked his lines with lawyers. #losing ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Laura McInerney · @miss_mcinerney Oct 30 Uhoh. Second strike for Hunt - "Labour's TeachFirst policy".... Still wrong. #qtsdebate ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 @miss_mcinerney 'Dangers'? Dangers come from bad management, not government certificates that someone can put one foot in front of another ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 .@TristramHuntMP Oh dear, he's flailing all over the shop - he has NO DETAILED policy, just babble about 'going up value chains'! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 'They're obsessed with me', says Hunt. A line that will stick with him - accidental displays of narcissism never #winning ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 @miss_mcinerney They ALREADY CAN 'move through the system' - without bullshit bureaucracy ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 Vanity, oh vanity, @TristramHuntMP makes the oldest mistake in the book. Shouting won't get you out of that, Tristram ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 @miss_mcinerney No - for seeking to stop those teachers being hired by state schools. Hypocrisy ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 .@TristramHuntMP has no answer to this: if non-QTS was good enough for HIM in his private school, why not let state schools hire them? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 .@TristramHuntMP accidentally shows just how VAIN he is - big mistake in Commons ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 .@TristramHuntMP has NO ANSWER on fact that HE had non-QTS teachers at his private school ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 .@TristramHuntMP sneers at fast-food workers. Predictable. Pathetic ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 Bercow berserk - screaming at MPs and forbidding QTS debate amendments as 'too political'!! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 @miss_mcinerney If that's Labour's line, oh my lord... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 After @nick_clegg has given @TristramHuntMP an open goal, can he put it in the net today, or will he choke? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 @tes Balls ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 @rob_kelsall @TristramHuntMP @SaveSnaresbrook No they aren't, they're LOSING and GIVING IN ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 30 @TristramHuntMP Head-clutching 'chaos' is where you'll be when you talk to lawyers about your QTS 'policy'! Doomed... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 25 @SimonGosden You mental? They've just packed in their strikes and folded dumkopf! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 25 @SimonGosden @Chris_K_NASUWT @ChristineBlower Unions have got NADA, they've just folded and babbled about 'talks'. Game Over for them ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 25 Unions have folded because they knew they were going to get NOTHING however often they went on strike #won ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 25 @KevinBrennanMP More misery for Brennan as he watches box sets of Breaking Bad in MP office instead of getting promoted ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 25 @socialisthero1 @KevinBrennanMP A few teething problems, that's all. Inevitable. Being dealt with unlike failure in maintained schools ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 25 @MerthyrNASUWT @andrewbaisley You've talked plenty - time for you to GET BACK TO WORK & stop wasting taxpayers' cash ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 25 @andrewbaisley No, pathetic union spin to cover their collapse ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 25 And they've got nothing out of it all apart from a few meetings with officials that they have all the time anyway. What a waste of time ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 25 As predicted, @Chris_K_NASUWT & @ChristineBlower have finally realised public against them, have fallen out, dropped strike. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 24 @zelo_street @BorisWatch Remember that scene in Bad Boys 2 with the ears and the chant? #ZenCalmItsAllInThePlan ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 24 Comedy Gold from @ShippersUnbound - http://chapman.dailymail.co.uk/2013/10/the-chaos-and-cliche-of-coalition-policy-making.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 24 'Something must be done.' Nick Clegg. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 24 Thank God we changed this system, vs Labour opposition obviously - apology, Brennan and @TristramHuntMP? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10402714/Students-fail-to-complete-one-in-six-A-level-courses.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 24 One for the next edition, @MatthewdAncona - http://chapman.dailymail.co.uk/2013/10/the-chaos-and-cliche-of-coalition-policy-making.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Francis Elliott · @elliotttimes Oct 24 A Whitehall bod calls to say that this excellent blog by @ShippersUnbound is not only v funny but deadly accurate http://chapman.dailymail.co.uk/2013/10/the-chaos-and-cliche-of-coalition-policy-making.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Jim Waterson · @jimwaterson Oct 24 Shouty pop types @Deerhoof have been inadvertently shaping Lib Dem education policy, according to @ShippersUnbound: http://chapman.dailymail.co.uk/2013/10/the-chaos-and-cliche-of-coalition-policy-making.html -. from Richmondshire, North Yorkshire Reply Retweet Favorite More Retweeted by Tory education news: Tim Shipman (Mail) · @ShippersUnbound Oct 24 NEW BLOG: How Nick Clegg's office came to resemble the Thick of It when devising their 'Champions League of Heads' http://chapman.dailymail.co.uk/2013/10/the-chaos-and-cliche-of-coalition-policy-making.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Gerard Kelly · @gerardkelly33 Oct 24 Excellent blog from @conorfryan via @Lem_SuttonTrust: "Row over free schools misses the real issue http://bit.ly/17LrCKG - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 24 @ATLUnion Shame on u for repeating misinformation about a school ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 24 @wstewarttes @dalebassett YES, SO LET HEADS DECIDE NOT MPs ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: TES Further Ed · @tesfenews Oct 24 Robert Coe: "Critics shouldn't have to prove Ofsted wrong; it should be up to Ofsted to prove they're right" http://ow.ly/q8gmK ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 24 @KevinBrennanMP U wouldn't repeat untruths about maintained schools, Brennan ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 24 @PXEducation @LKMco There are many ways in which ECHR will give Acads grounds for JR on top of domestic remedies; primary lgstn not enough ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Tristram Hunt · @TristramHuntMP Oct 24 If Nick Clegg is in favour of Qualified Teacher Status, then why did the Lib Dems vote against it? #flipflop http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201011/ldhansrd/text/111101-0002.htm - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 24 @LKMco @PXEducation They realise this would need primary legislation & they'll still be screwed by ECHR; so NO ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 24 @BeckyFrancis7 @DPMoffice And except on curriculum - which is pretty important ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: ann treneman · @anntreneman Oct 24 Nick clegg says he is not micro managing while as far as I can see micro managing ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 23 @TristramHuntMP Remember Tristram, you never have more power than when you first take a new job - & so far you're blowing your chance... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 23 @TristramHuntMP You think the 'unqualified' teachers at your old private school should stay there & not be allowed to teach in state schools ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 23 Surely poor Clegg wasn't taught maths by an UNQUALIFIED TEACHER?! OUTRAGEOUS!! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/3345288/This-man-is-head-of-the-top-private-school-in-Britain.-So-why-isnt-he-seen-as-good-enough-for-the-state-sector.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 23 @MrHarryCole @jeremyduns Let's hope every week - only hastens the 'unification' with Guardian ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 23 @jeremyduns Lesson is Never tweet from inside govt, it's a mug's game! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 21 @gerardkelly33 @hsps1shamac @rob_kelsall @antiacademies If Gove wanted easy life, he'd have gone with Westminster flow - not driven all mad ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Gerard Kelly · @gerardkelly33 Oct 21 @hsps1shamac @toryeducation @rob_kelsall @antiacademies To deprive poor kids of a better ed b/c it wld involve upsetting your members? Yes ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 21 @gerardkelly33 @hsps1shamac @rob_kelsall Exactly. For @antiacademies, it's all about their lives - not the kids ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 21 @rob_kelsall @gerardkelly33 @antiacademies Wrong. Go visit ARK then comment ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 21 @rob_kelsall @gerardkelly33 @antiacademies What 'friends'? Why do u lot always turn things into 'you're bad people'? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 21 @rob_kelsall @gerardkelly33 @antiacademies NUT/NASUWT wouldn't recognise failure if hit them in the head; 'there are no bad teachers' Keates ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 21 @rob_kelsall @gerardkelly33 @antiacademies & taxpayers are really insulted at their money going down drain with nobody taking responsibility ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 21 @gerardkelly33 @rob_kelsall @antiacademies Dealing with failure is impossible when you don't admit it exists ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Gerard Kelly · @gerardkelly33 Oct 21 @rob_kelsall @antiacademies @toryeducation the left's blanket opps to academies is the moral eqiv of Liv Militant sending redundos by cab ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 21 @rob_kelsall @gerardkelly33 @antiacademies You tell us ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 21 @gerardkelly33 @rob_kelsall @antiacademies They're not part of the reality-based community, Gerard, appeals to reason = waste of time ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Oct 21 @chrisshipitv @tombradby @agendaitv No doubt! Both Laws & Clegg on record saying EXTEND Academy freedom to all schools. Doh ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Chris Ship · @chrisshipitv Oct 21 Nick Clegg speaks about free schools to @tombradby on @agendaitv at 1030 on ITV: "Maybe I didn't explain it well enough," he says. > fixed
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@thingsbehindsun Pre-U = good but limited v much to private schools – ideally they would evolve into the new S Levels – not there yet
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@thingsbehindsun Didn’t say it’s rational – it’s all thoroughly irrational.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@DaveHarrisITE Don’t need to, market forces via School Direct is putting you out of work cos schools know you’re rubbish
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@thingsbehindsun Unis are driven overwhelmingly by desire not to be seen as ‘elitist’ – MUCH more important to them than proper public exams
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@thingsbehindsun Cos dishonest Unis won’t make offers using pre-U – or reinvented S Levels – and DfE doesn’t have leverage to force
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@thingsbehindsun Maths uses STEP; Phys wd like a Phys equiv, not allowed, so use ‘tests’ + i/views – neither use AS
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@thingsbehindsun What admissions and dons say = different. They shd reintroduce their own tests transparently, as used to before 90s
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@thingsbehindsun Of course not – all the kids applying there have As in AS level – precisely why they need further tests & interviews.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
Speaking of Cambridge, Tim Gowers is developing software to write mathematical proofs: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1309.4501v1.pdf –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney But all this is necessary cos the University refuses to be honest about standards, lies about A/AS Levels, gags their dons..
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney They ask these questions to try to reduce the advantages drilled Etonians have, to discover kids who THINK like physicists..
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Questions like ‘how many photons p/s hit your eye from Alpha Centauri?’…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Cambridge now run outreach projects to show state schools kids the sort of question they ask in interview…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney State school kid is told ‘get an A in Physics A Level’. Etonian works to well-established, now hidden, S Level standard…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney A concrete example: Physics A Level is now so poor Cambridge doesn’t even require you do it (they prefer Further Maths)…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney No, I meant maybe the DfE, not you, should hire @xtophercook as a consultant, after all he knows both DfE & FOI…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Maybe the DfE shd ask the Unis for it – or hire @xtophercook as an FOI consultant…?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney You’re letting your rage about the 3 overwhelm the general sense of the list – list plus data =much better than no list/data
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Put Unis in DfE and let Gove’s crazy gang get to work on it – you know it makes sense… !
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney And, worse, NONE of them want this debate to occur in public and are desperate for it go away
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney No Unis want to! Oxbridge have own system, want quiet; others think it’s unnecessary to make A levels suitable for Oxbridge
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney No of course not but it is certainly a substantial problem – HIDDEN tests, much easier for rich to navigate, very unfair
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Does this make sense?!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney And Oxford doesn’t even tell A – you shd aim for an old thing call ‘S Levels’, not A Levels. TOTALLY UNFAIR SYSTEM
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney B is operating to a different level, has better chance to get in to Oxford. A’s teacher doesn’t even KNOW what S Level IS…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney A is told ‘do well in A Levels’, B is told ‘do well in old S Levels’…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney A goes to comp in East Durham, poor parents. B goes to Eton, rich parents…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney 2 identical twins separated at birth, A&B, each an IQ of >130 (top 2%)…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Sorry – I meant ‘navigate the exam and interview system successfully so you get offered a place and get in’.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Laura I think you’ve totally misinterpreted my point! I was talking getting in – not performance once there
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Obviously I mean ‘in general’ – yes some state schools prepare properly for Oxbridge, but far too few even try
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney That wasn’t my point at all – comp kid = less likely to get in partly cos they’re taught to A level, not S Level, standard
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Absolutely. U are obviously right that the data you want should be public, no question about it. Less transparency hits poor
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney 100% agree they should publish data. They should also stop gagging their academics from public discussion – disgraceful
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Re Oxbridge, bigger problem is state schools kids are told ‘do well in A Levels’, Etonians = taught to old S Level standard
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Yes – and BIG conflicts between the admissions offices and the subject academics confuses picture further
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney I fear we’re now at cross purposes…!?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Certainly not equally. Agree the 3 measure is problematic (but it isn’t the main point)!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney @grahamstuart Some subjects ARE preferred over others!!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Obv am not saying it is the main reason but it has been a significant problem – hence the list, and leaving Law etc off it
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney People were applying to do Medicine and hadn’t been told they shd do Ph/Ch/Bio A levels etc etc
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney It certainly contributes to the gap – that’s why RG published the list…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney parents AND the likes of CM I said! I.e they don’t know ppl who know the inside track which, wrongly, Oxbridge operates on
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Surely your point is the THIRD one doesn’t – not that as a group they don’t?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@grahamstuart @miss_mcinerney You’ll find Unis are v unhappy re such data>public, & Oxbridge desperate to keep their own academics silent
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney ‘Poorer kids’ cos they don’t have dinner with parents and likes of Charles Moore to get handy tips from – Etonians do…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Yes but v important for poorer kids not to confuse a) general pattern (Ebacc subjects GENERALLY open > doors) & b) outliers
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Interesting: would be more interesting to see History or Greats instead of PPE though, if you do this again
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
If Labour wants to give Gove an easy life, appoint a typical MP like @KevinBrennanMP; tells a few jokes, keeps unions happy #winningeasy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Given Oxford & Cambridge lie about this subject, public debate is awful. Hopefully we’re changing – but it’s slooooowwww
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Reasonable point. Hard to discuss rationally, like IQ/genes. Plus CBI = appalling and dishonest (like Uni admissions people)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Every top lawyer advises kids to do e.g Classics instead of Law, ditto editors & media studies, ditto CEO/Bus Studies
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Being an elite employer, DEFINITELY!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney E.g Law, Business Studies, Sociology… Etonians are guided VERY firmly away from such by family friends who know
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
@miss_mcinerney Why u excl Oxbridge?! Lots of the degrees you mention are themselves regarded as a negative signal by elite employers
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
She’s not happy with us but @miss_mcinerney’s piece is interesting: http://www.lkmco.org/article/what-level-subjects-do-russell-group-universities-prefer-23092013 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
… And, NOTHING on schools, zip, nada – surrender! #winning #ByeTwiggy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 24
.@Ed_Miliband missed his chances: higher taxes, more power for politicians, more immigration, no solution to welfare, his gimmicks = illegal
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 22
Bye bye Twiggy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 22
.@StephenTwigg attacks free schools but backs the one in his constituency http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2427660/The-Labour-MPs-hate-free-schools–unless-theyre-constituencies.html –
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Ian Birrell · @ianbirrell Sep 22
Ed Miliband says he is not in favour of free schools. But his own MPs clearly like them http://dailym.ai/19ts8x4 #Marr
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 19
@oldandrewuk @miss_mcinerney Please make it as specific as possible – ie. what should MW/MG do exactly, how widespread a purge etc
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 19
@oldandrewuk @miss_mcinerney Have heard many similar horror stories. It needs a purge and it needs to do what Laura said – to start with
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 19
.@oldandrewuk apart from purging Ofsted (agreed), what else shd be done? Do you think @miss_mcinerney’s idea will bite?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 19
Poor Twiggy and @EducationLabour, public auditions for your jobs! @leicesterliz? Or @stellacreasy? http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/09/bright-side-manifesto-why-labour-must-be-optimistic –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 18
@chrisdeerin Not everyone Chris, not everyone, some are very chirpy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 18
@chrisdeerin Truth hurts, chillax! Mystery is why Telegraph ever hired the Brownite golfing circle
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 18
Poor old @tobyhelm – after all HIS years of loyal service, @PatJHennessy gets the nod!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 18
So now Labour has its mini-Brown (@Ed_Miliband) and its mini (but not nearly as able) @DPMcBride… What could go wrong? #EtoniansForLabour
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 18
Labour finally makes an honest man of @PatJHennessy after years of loyal service – http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/09/labour-appoints-patrick-hennessy-deputy-director-communications –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
@Samfr Yes but NB most ENV effects = ‘NON-shared env effects’! But we agree, focus on what can be changed and wait til BGI finds the genes!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
@Samfr Exactly since there is no research on what an IQ=100 kid can do in maths with great teaching we MUST err on side of high expectations
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
@Samfr Similarly, Plomin says – brill education will reduce variance attributable to ENV so remaining variance will be MORE cos of genes
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
@Samfr Heritable doesn’t = immutable. Tooth decay = heritable but interventions have big effect THO remaining variance = MORE cos genes!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
@Samfr Yes, long established. Eg.Turkheimer. Severe deprivation reduces heritability. Lock em in dark room & whack them, heritability > zero
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
@Samfr Yes. Conscientiousness comes out as a crucial difference between equally v high IQ people (Terman study) and is obv heritable too
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
@Samfr Doesn’t mean moving to progress = bad – it will be good – but assumptions re VA in edu world = wrong…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
@Samfr Added Value Measures in Education Show Genetic as Well as Environmental Influence, Plomin et al, 2011
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
@Samfr 4. VA doesn’t ‘provide a pure indication of the school’s effectiveness’ and shows ‘minimal shared environmental contributions-
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
@Samfr 3. ‘… because achievement is as much a function of genetically-driven appetites as of aptitudes’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
@Samfr 2. ‘achievement independent of ability may be just as heritable as achievement including ability…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
@Samfr 1. Stripping out g or previous attainment does not strip out all genetic influence…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
@Samfr Still, measuring progress = improvement…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
@Samfr Yes but as Plomin showed, achievement minus ability is as heritable as achvmnt with ‘ability’ so VA doesnt measure what people think!
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Sam Freedman · @Samfr Sep 16
Piece by @russellhobby arguing (v. sensibly) for baseline tests for four year olds http://gu.com/p/3tnja/tw
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
.@miss_mcinerney on cheating: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/sep/16/cheating-exams-coursework-whistleblowing-procedure –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
@BorisWatch For the first time ever you’re right!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
@jpjsavage We have no party
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
.@timloughton That’s not your ‘final thought’, it isn’t strange, and as Al Pacino says in Scarface – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJSXIlRWoj8 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
.@timloughton You babbling muppet, you never had judgement worth a damn
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MirrorJames · @MirrorJames Sep 16
Here is Tim Loughton showing how a minster behaves on an official trip to Mauritius #Teather
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tim-loughtons-trip-mauritius-cost-1873157 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 16
.@timloughton displays typical judgement and character: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/liberaldemocrats/10313013/Sarah-Teather-was-a-poor-families-minister-because-she-has-no-children-ex-Minister-suggests.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 12
Awful news – Baldwin hinting to hacks that @StephenTwigg is for the chop imminently #SaveTwiggy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 12
DfE suggesting that MOOCs plus accredited tests could replace existing courses – EXCELLENT IDEA, BRING IT ON!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 12
DfE publishes 16-19 accountability consultation: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-tables-will-give-parents-and-young-people-the-full-facts-on-performance-of-colleges-and-school-sixth-forms –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 12
.@BarberLionel Your piece on civil service doesn’t mention EU procurement or judicial review, both central to problems &necessary CS reforms
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 12
NB. @StephenTwigg @KevinBrennanMP, the Blob: OECD data shows DISCIPLINE WORKS – our primaries need MORE of it: http://teachlikeachampion.com/blog/order-drives-student-achievement-in-31-countries-refections-on-oecds-analysis/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 12
@TC_McCall Wales is sinking like a stone and we’re cutting them loose from the exam system so they don’t drag us down with them
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 12
@jpjsavage We evolved to learn to speak – we did not evolve to do calculus
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 12
Teach for America works (shame we don’t link teacher data to pupil data): http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/10/teach-for-america-is-a-deeply-divisive-program-it-also-works/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 12
“The more social the discipline, the more retarded its development” Robert Trivers, leading evolutionary biologist, & LEFTIE before u whine
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 12
Yep, if our kids PLAY MORE, that’ll stop all the jobs zipping offshore: play for kids and fairy stories for academics is the recipe
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 12
Aha that’s what’s wrong with English kids – they don’t PLAY ENOUGH. And there’s us worrying re Unis and employers saying they can’t do stuff
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 11
Excellent project from Guardian and @RichardA – http://www.theguardian.com/education/gcse-schools-guide –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 11
@jpjsavage Yes of course private schools need Whitehall to manage careers services for them, don’t they. NOT
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 11
@jpjsavage We didn’t go far enough – only when nobody’s job in Whitehall is ‘careers’ will we have succeeded
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 11
@jpjsavage It’s a massive waste of taxpayers ££ concocted for PR. Should all be devolved to schools and MPs and Whitehall OUT
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 10
@rrunsworth @Ed_Miliband Yes he’ll have lotsa meetings with lawyers about JRs and ECHR… And Blairites on Academies’ side.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 10
@jpjsavage The fact that politicians like talking about X does NOT mean that politicians should be running X…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 10
@jpjsavage Wrong. The previous system was abysmal, careers has been rubbish cos politicians keep trying to manage it from Whitehall.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 10
@SecondaryCEIAG @bbceducation Schools/colleges
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 10
.@bbceducation didn’t cover Ofsted’s good news, but wastes ages on ‘careers advice’ which in a sane system would have ZERO to do with MPs
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 10
@wstewarttes That’s cos you wrongly assume dichotymous thinking on knowledge/skills…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 10
What do @warwickmansell and inaptly named @schooltruth make of this success story? http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/School-turnaround-sees-pupils-pass-SATs-exams/story-19771098-detail/story.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 10
.@Ed_Miliband also promises to attack Academies with new Act giving bureaucrats powers over them. So backward, shd listen to Obama instead
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 10
Miliband: ‘we are not going to have Free Schools under a Labour Government.’ What do you make of that @Andrew_Adonis?? Will u close them?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 6
@miconm @warwickmansell @OxfordUNIQ @UniofOxford Yes, e.g OXF Politics dons watch GCSEs and ignore AS levels, so they told me recently
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 6
@SchoolDuggery If we listened to everyone who said delay, not a single thing would ever happen. The original timetable was for 2022!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 6
@marius_SCiP5 @warwickmansell Correctamundo
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 6
@GregHurstTimes That’s one way of describing it, sure…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 6
@GregHurstTimes Also, we wouldn’t be crass enough to mention your ‘I Levels’ story…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 6
@warwickmansell Free trade = good. Rubbish courses/exams = better jobs all >> Asia/Silicon Valley = BAD
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 6
@KevinBrennanMP And remember – you lot buggered GCSEs and said ‘they’re fine don’t touch them’. Duvet over your heads, as usual
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 6
@KevinBrennanMP Dead wrong. Much easier politically to go slow – much harder politically to push the system faster
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 6
@GregHurstTimes It’s an Ofqual announcement Greg, not a DfE announcement. Don’t assume manipulation!
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DfE · @educationgovuk Sep 6
Elizabeth Truss opens Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form in Norwich: http://ow.ly/oDe9y
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 6
@warwickmansell If exams don’t become credible they’ll all be working for the Chinese in 20 years, not so good for their self-esteem
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 6
@warwickmansell No, you’d be happy continuing the ‘they’re great’ deception, like most people in edu world. Your ‘feelings’ irrelevant
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
.@IWasIgglybuff predicted shortage doesn’t take account of the full £5bn. 190,000 created since 2010, lots more on way. Shortage will be met
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
the birth rate started rising in the early-2000s @IWasIgglybuff Yet Labour ignored warnings from ONS et al, and culled surplus places
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
you are wrong @PalmerAlan ALL that £5bn goes to areas with a shortage, and LAs coordinate. £5bn does not include investment in free schools
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
Govt has doubled funding to LAs for new places to £5bn. 190,000 extra places already created. & we’ve scrapped Labour’s scheme to cut places
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
.@ostercywriter why reinstate a programme that ‘supports the removal of surplus places’? Instead govt DOUBLED funding for new places to £5bn
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
So when Labour politicians blame the primary places shortage on this govt, ask them why they systematically cut surplus places #liars
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
Labour govt on its primary building prog, 22/10/08: “The investment will support… the removal of surplus places” http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/tna/+/teachernet.gov.uk/management/resourcesfinanceandbuilding/Primary_Capital_Programme/intro/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
Labour’s Primary Capital Prog ‘supported… the removal of surplus places’ http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/tna/+/teachernet.gov.uk/management/resourcesfinanceandbuilding/Primary_Capital_Programme/intro/ – Labour systematically cut primary places
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
Why are you lying about BSF @educationlabour @stephentwigg? You know it was secondary not primary, and you know it didn’t create more places
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
.@RichardNorthey @labourpress baby boom began early 2000s, immigration soared from 1997. All v predictable, yet they cut 200000 places&cut –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
.@RichardNorthey @labourpress None. They said “it is nonsense to claim there’s a national shortage of primary places” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/primaryeducation/5307911/Primary-schools-closing-at-the-rate-of-100-a-year.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
.@labourpress because you cut 200,000 primary places in the middle of a baby boom and cut money to LAs by 25%. Govt doubled funding to £5bn
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
Comical @stephentwigg thinks BSF created primary places (was for secondary refurbs &didn’t create places) Not waving, drowning #byebyetwiggy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
.@stephentwigg blaming BSF cancellation. Truth is stopping BSF (=rip-off secondary refurbs) enabled funding for new places to double to £5bn
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
.@EduInvestor more schools capital this parliament than in Labour’s 1st two terms combined. And basic need funding more than doubled
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
.@EduInvestor it’s Labour’s fault they cut basic need funding by a quarter in the middle of a baby boom. This govt has doubled it to £5bn
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
Govt has more than DOUBLED funding for LAs to create new places. Up from less than £2bn to £5bn. And that doesn’t include free schools
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
Free schools = more choice, better alternatives to existing schools. £5bn basic need funding = fixing Labour’s primary places shortage
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
Lots of ppl mixed up on primary places shortage. £5bn basic need funding to LAs = main solution, NOT free schools (though they help too)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Sep 3
.@educationlabour says BSF created primary places, yet BSF was only rip-off refurbs of secondaries, not new places. Hopeless. #byebyetwiggy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 30
V useful summary of science on effective teaching: http://psi.sagepub.com/content/14/1/4.full.pdf+html?ijkey=Z10jaVH/60XQM&keytype=ref&siteid=sppsi –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 30
@djoddsox Cos teaching unions undermine teaching and teachers and the sooner they fold the better
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 30
TES editor: NASUWT ‘behaves like vast grumble of janitors, preoccupied with temperature of rooms but unconcerned by what happens in them’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 30
Teachers should take TES editor advice and ditch unions (join Edapt instead)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 30
Hearing Observer to be folded into 7 day Guardian ‘by Xmas’. Good decision. #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 30
TES editor tells teachers – you’ve never had it so good as under Gove (and NASUWT sucks): http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6352731 – #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 22
.@TristramHuntMP ‘Damage’? Aren’t you pleased with 17% rise in history to 16 yr high? You used to ‘support the EBacc’ http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm120626/debtext/120626-0002.htm#12062694000146 –
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Charlotte Lang · @CharlotteLang89 Aug 22
Good to hear the EBacc has led to the highest take up of history in at least sixteen years! @toryeducation
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 22
Still can’t bring yourselves to welcome the revival in languages @EducationLabour? Embarrassed by your policy to scrap the EBacc?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 22
Even @brianlightman acknowledges EBacc success http://news.tes.co.uk/news_blog/b/weblog/archive/2013/08/22/ebac-kickstarts-languages-revival-but-there-39-s-still-a-long-way-to-go.aspx -. Come on @stephentwigg, why can’t you welcome it too? @educationlabour
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 22
Standard leader: Gove’s attempts to restore rigour are starting to show results + EBacc already having an effect http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/syrias-deepening-descent-into-horror-8779804.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 22
Standard: English Baccalaureate brings languages bouncing back http://www.standard.co.uk/news/education/english-baccalaureate-brings-languages-bouncing-back-8779864.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 22
Err @EducationLabour introduced the C/D borderline accountability system which led to this, govt is changing it. Still ignoring languages?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 22
RT @oldandrewuk Ebacc does seem to have done what it was meant to do. >>> Yep. And @educationlabour would scrap it @stephentwigg @alexbigham
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 22
Twiggy ‘worried’ about languages last week http://tl.gd/n_1rlu0ls , not a peep this week http://tl.gd/n_1rm1rtu Why’s that @educationlabour?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 22
GCSEs – languages up, sciences up, history up, media studies down, home economics down #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 14
@miss_mcinerney Took control to break control, Laura! This is the last National Curriculum, thank God…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 14
A Levels: Maths up, physics up – media studies down, sociology down… #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Aug 14
A vote for Labour is a vote to put politicians back in charge of A Levels and dumb them down: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/aug/14/as-levels-revived-labour-twigg –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 30
Interesting edu blog for summer reading: http://pragmaticreform.wordpress.com
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 26
@alicewoolley1 @miss_mcinerney @oldandrewuk If you email him you may get a preprint, he’s clearly decided to handle it different than usual
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 26
@miss_mcinerney @oldandrewuk But don’t despair. Fact that state schools not changing much doesn’t mean they can’t. More ARK Free Schools…!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 26
@miss_mcinerney @oldandrewuk After stripping out IQ, achievement is STILL v heritable! Why? Cos other things like grit also = heritable
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 26
@miss_mcinerney @oldandrewuk Also read this: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0016006 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 26
@miss_mcinerney @oldandrewuk Here’s the GWA study – no longer just twin/adoption data: http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v16/n10/full/mp201185a.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 26
@miss_mcinerney And @oldandrewuk is too pessimistic. Fact we inherit variable abilities doesn’t mean school is irrelevant – not binary
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 26
@miss_mcinerney @oldandrewuk The huge twin/adoption studies have been confirmed by GWAS. Can’t dismiss just cos uncomfortable or ‘sad’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 26
@miss_mcinerney @oldandrewuk These results = not v surprising given huge IQ data tho finding GCSE = MORE heritable than IQ at same age = new
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 26
@miss_mcinerney @oldandrewuk misses the definition of ‘heritability’. It is not about individuals – it is about variance in the population.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 26
@miss_mcinerney – @oldandrewuk is right that the results do not mean different schools couldn’t make more difference, they describe what is
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 26
@miss_mcinerney @oldandrewuk Eg. Plomin is not ‘a psychologist’. He is a behavioural geneticist. VERY different…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 26
@miss_mcinerney – @oldandrewuk is right about lots but he misunderstands Plomin’s research…
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Steven Pinker · @sapinker Jul 26
My colleague Richard Wrangham refutes recent claim in Science that hunter-gatherers had little war – http://bit.ly/1c99nDC
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Steven Pinker · @sapinker Jul 26
R Plomin, the great behavior geneticist on the heritability of test scores & education as bringing out vs building in http://bit.ly/12pBFb4
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
Another interesting one today: http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.co.uk/2009/07/influence-of-genes-on-exceptional.html?m=1 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk Andrew, one can think ‘we are evolved creatures with variable inherited abilities’ AND ‘schools are very important’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk Now GWAS are searching +3 standard deviation IQ genomes (ie.>145) for the specific genes that CAUSE differences in performance
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) have confirmed the massive amount of data from twin studies over decades…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk I.e what is taught directly (GCSEs) is MORE heritable than what is not taught directly (IQ)…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk Also not in Spec but interesting: heritability of GCSE results is HIGHER than heritability of IQ at same age!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk … but will not eliminate variation in performance – because cognitive abilities are variable and inherited
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk Similarly, raising performance in schools can have lots of good effects but…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk An example: tooth decay is heritable, but widespread environmental changes have led to much better average teeth (visit LA)…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN SCHOOLS AREN’T IMPORTANT!! Just not as important as generally assumed
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk No isn’t ‘correlation v causation again’. ALL non-genetic effects account 4 less than c40% of the variation in GCSE performance
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk No it isn’t. Study this by physicist helping the Chinese ‘IQ genes’ search; explains IQ fundamentals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62jZENi1ed8 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk U know you shdn’t throw in Mussolini. Evidence from v eminent scientists shd not be judged on silly guesses re their politics
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk Oh dear, 10 mins to get to ‘the scientist’s fascist’! Time for cold shower then read his peer reviewed articles and regroup…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk @Super_Work Wrong. Plomin says differences in GCSE performance are 60% accounted for by genes. Not ‘can’t change destiny’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk Raising school standards AND schools helping kids with diverse inherited abilities to shine in diverse fields aren’t exclusive
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk ‘Excellence for all’ is oxymoronic if you’re talking about performance…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk Perhaps you should study what the key terms MEAN before concluding that experts are confused?!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk @Super_Work It’s not binary Andrew. Genes AND schools are important – shd not be controversial!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk No. A diverse school system is necessary to a) provide good basics, b) get best from diverse abilities/interests
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk Why? Tooth decay is heritable but dentistry is important. Your making classic false inferences
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk ‘Heritability’ is a population statistic. If you’re starved in a dark room, then weight and IQ measurements will be UNtypical
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk a) Weight is VERY heritable. b) Therefore your weight will prob correlate with parents. c) Environment can change INDIVIDUALS
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk I think he knows the worldwide data on heritability of weight pretty well! And you’re confusing two things…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk That’s a different argument!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@martincampbell2 @miconm @miss_mcinerney They’re given orders by VC’s office, orders that = hard to extend to Professors. Visit & see 4 self
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk It’s a simple statistical fact that most variation in performance across school systems worldwide is WITHIN school, not BETWEEN
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk a) 60% of GSCE results = heritable, b) schools are very important. They are not mutually exclusive!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk Doesn’t mean ‘schools don’t matter’, or that increasing school performance is ‘a waste of time’ – weight is v heritable too…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@oldandrewuk a) since he is probably the No1 guy in behavioural genetics worldwide, unlikely he’s wrong, b) NO IT WOULDN’T!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
Imagine how hilarious the views of @MichaelRosenYes will be on this: http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/8970941/sorry-but-intelligence-really-is-in-the-genes/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
New study: GCSE results are c.60% heritable – http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/8970941/sorry-but-intelligence-really-is-in-the-genes/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 25
@martincampbell2 @miconm @miss_mcinerney Unfortunately for the VC, they can’t get their own mathematicians & physicists to agree with this!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
@miss_mcinerney @miconm Of course – no one thing can turn around huge problems – but each little stone is worth tumbling… Adios
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
@miss_mcinerney @miconm Return of English > foreign lingo composition is crucial skill nec to begin a longterm turnaround
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
@miconm @miss_mcinerney German is > to grave in OXF partly cos linguists (unlike mathmos) made strategic dcsn to dumb down entry reqs in 90s
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
@miconm @miss_mcinerney Oxf lingo Prof to us: ‘We used to do interviews in the language, now we’re happy if they’ve read anything in it.’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
@miss_mcinerney @miconm Interesting. Blog it…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
@miss_mcinerney @miconm True – but I think you’d have to admit that for almost all courses they’d prefer Further Maths than Film or Drama
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
@miss_mcinerney @miconm Lots in media = fiction but u twitterers wrongly think ‘Gove’s leaking again’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
@miconm @miss_mcinerney Cambridge VC’s people SAY they use AS. Profs of maths/sciences say AS = useless predictors, want own exams again
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
@miconm @miss_mcinerney 16-19 funding changes = cos of Wolf and making it fairer for vocational. Of course e/body thinks opposite, as usual
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
@miss_mcinerney @miconm Until Unis start telling truth re lots of things, the system will be tricky, but focusing on A Levels not AS = wise
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
@miss_mcinerney @miconm ‘We ignore AS levels.’ Oxford admissions tutor to us last month. Sadly, what Uni admin ppl say to hacks is opposite
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
@miconm @miss_mcinerney Gove system allows this but doesn’t force it so everyone should be happy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
@miconm @miss_mcinerney Having two years to THINK instead of a (devalued) exam treadmill would be welcomed were it not Gove saying it
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
@miss_mcinerney @xtophercook Hear hear. We are as one, Laura
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
@miss_mcinerney @miconm AS don’t count to A Levels. Apart from that, it’s up to Boards and schools what they do with them. Already been said
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
Yet again Richard Garner gets facts wrong – Gove has NOT said AS Levels will be taken at end of 6th Form: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/michael-goves-reforms-could-spell-the-end-of-as-levels-8730395.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 24
Mucha simpat-a for @xtophercook, transparency = VITAL that’s why Gove publishes so much data unlike @EducationLabour: http://ft.com/ftdata/2013/07/23/most-transparent-government-ever/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 9
@KevinBrennanMP @StephenTwigg Stop watching Ashes preview shows in the office, stop playing on Twitter, and get your QTS policy sorted out
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 9
Mick Waters’ books is truly dire, but given his influence it usefully shows why so much went so wrong
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 9
Anyone else got the feeling @StephenTwigg spends his day tweeting re train trips to activists and @KevinBrennanMP live-tweeting sport?!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 9
‘Embarrassingly, the data was requested by Kevin Brennan’. Come on @KevinBrennanMP, stop watching sport all day and raise your game
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 9
Shooting rats in a barrel: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2358827/Labour-gets-history-lesson-There-unqualified-teachers-partys-education-spokesman-government.html – #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 8
GCSEs done, Curric done, primary accountability shortly, @StephenTwigg trapped between @Andrew_Adonis & @Chris_K_NASUWT, voiceless #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 8
@EducationLabour Gibb was talking about the difference between Feb and July drafts, not between July and Labour’s useless doc
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 8
@EducationLabour For 10 yrs you dumbed down the curric & CHEATED and lied about the results – WE had to get rid of YOUR crap ICT curriculum
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 8
NUT on BBC opposing fractions & timestables earlier, opposes 2 Shakespeare plays, all too hard – what about u @StephenTwigg @KevinBrennanMP?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 8
SWP’s @michaelrosenyes will be sad that curric and exams getting serious; he’s with the Unions ‘everything is great, ignore all evidence’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 8
Using respected PISA figures showing problems in schools is ‘a complete falsehood’ in the parallel universe of @Chris_K_NASUWT
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 8
Shame Labour can’t support coding in primary school, maths modelling, problem-solving, essay-writing. Why? @Chris_K_NASUWT @ChristineBlower
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 8
Unions obviously oppose more serious Curric & Exams – so equally obviously @StephenTwigg and @KevinBrennanMP have their marching orders…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 2
@alanmills405 Maintained schools and NHS hospitals also hire profit-making businesses – it’s what happens in a market-based culture.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 2
@mattpearson @DPMcBride It’s a Public Enemy song, DM is a rap fan…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 2
@warwickmansell You’d see clearer if you copied @miss_mcinerney and suppressed reflex emotional oppositionalism…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 2
@DPMcBride Interesting VAT tutorial, Damian, but Indy splash=junk rehash of their Feb splash. ‘Don’t don’t don’t DON’T believe the hype’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 2
Point of School Direct = trainees get fast feedback re what works in class. Opposition = knee-jerk, all should agree on training>>empirical
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 2
@warwickmansell Assessment a trickier question – different to curric
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 2
@warwickmansell Dunno, but timetable = final version published shortly, in schools 9/14, in entirety
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 2
@warwickmansell @stephenexley Shame the NAO is just more political noise instead of what it ought to be
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 2
@Freedland Study KIPP then comment on holidays, JF
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 2
@warwickmansell Starts Sep 14, as planned, no ‘phasing in’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 2
@warwickmansell @GiftedPhoenix No way Warwick, don’t believe all you read
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 2
& Cusick blows source: ‘senior Whitehall aide who recently left the DfE’ & ‘chief executive of a leading academies trust’. Paging Einstein..
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 2
Nobody who knows what Gove’s planning thinks there’s a secret plan to make schools profit-making – Clegg, Cameron, Gove agreed No Way
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 2
Today they’re running this story based on same memo by an official: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/cash-for-classrooms-michael-gove-plans-to-let-firms-run-schools-for-profit-8682395.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jul 2
In Feb, Indy ran this story: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/secret-memo-shows-michael-goves-plan-for-privatisation-of-academies-8488552.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 25
NB edu hacks, Feinstein’s graph was reversion to the mean: http://repec.ioe.ac.uk/REPEc/pdf/qsswp1101.pdf –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 25
.@LeightonAndrews brings new hope for Welsh children: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-23056173 – #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 18
@frasernelson Real change was > important than speeches but MG has also made many speeches on your theme, hence fury of @Chris_K_NASUWT
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 18
@frasernelson Haven’t u already done that for him?! Real prob now = getting schools to use the powers they have + TUPE/Union/JR interaction
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 18
Check this out @frasernelson: http://www.gov.uk/government/news/schools-get-more-freedom-to-manage-teacher-performance – AND this: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/leadership/deployingstaff/b00201884/new-arrangements –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 18
@frasernelson So when you say it’s too far for Gove – Gove’s already done what DfE can do…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 18
.@frasernelson Now as legally easy to fire bad teacher as it is to fire anybody; ie. still too hard but only HMT/BIS can change emp law more
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 18
.@frasernelson Gove’s ALREADY scrapped the extra DfE rules that made it harder to fire teachers, & new system cuts time from 1 yr to 1 term
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 18
@warwickmansell @teshelen DfE accountability will work only on tests. How pple report progress between tests = up to them. Call Coe @ Durham
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 18
@warwickmansell @teshelen Odd that when DfE removes a bureaucratic layer, edu world COMPLAINS and asks ‘but how will DfE monitor us?’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 18
@edujdw @teshelen @warwickmansell How do you ‘compare’ Eton / ARK / a grammar now?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 18
@warwickmansell @teshelen Who’s ‘the system’? DfE will look at exams. Up to schools how to replace levels. Spurious precision is a bane
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 18
@teshelen @warwickmansell DfE NOT replacing Levels. ARK et al already working to roll out their systems – up to schools, led by chains…
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Matt Chorley · @MattChorley Jun 18
Labour frontbencher opposed to unqualified teachers boasts of taking lessons himself (and he is only a TV historian) http://dailym.ai/13QmipB
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 18
Oh dear, @TristramHuntMP teaches without QTS – but tells everyone else they’ll be fired if they do the same: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2343918/Labour-frontbencher-opposed-unqualified-teachers-boasts-taking-lessons-TV-historian.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 18
Why would @TristramHuntMP be running down a Commons corridor screaming ‘No, Tom, no’ into his mobile? Watson or Baldwin?
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Andrew Old · @oldandrewuk Jun 17
@localschools_uk @Bigkid4 @SurrealAnarchy He’s opposed phonics check, Ebacc, stopping grade inflation. Anything to raise academic standards.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
@miss_mcinerney @Adrian_Hilton @StephenTwigg @Andrew_Adonis True, but then many great teachers now in the state sector would not be there
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
@Adrian_Hilton @StephenTwigg @Andrew_Adonis A ‘parent-led Academy’ wd be forbidden from hiring the head of maths at Eton
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
Which is Labour’s policy: A) quality irrelevant to Free Schools, only basic need (@StephenTwigg), B) quality IS relevant (@Andrew_Adonis)??
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Dan Hodges · @DPJHodges Jun 17
Labour appears to have a welfare cap that isn’t a cap, free schools that aren’t free schools and Tory spending limits that aren’t limits.
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Dan Hodges · @DPJHodges Jun 17
When’s Ed Miliband going to realise he can’t have one manifesto for the country and another for the Labour Party.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
@appensieve Yes they’re different, tho overlap. Twigg plans illegal under BOTH
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
@appensieve @StephenTwigg a) Lab said so. b) You can’t fire general groups of people retrospectively for not having a qualification.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
@informed_edu @miss_mcinerney Strategy shmategy. Far too many ‘strategies’ in Whitehall. Need = independent schools, MPs not in charge
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
@appensieve @miss_mcinerney No, Labour briefed that they wd be retrospective & wd lead to the removal of employees. NO WAY Europe wd allow
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
Is @Andrew_Adonis or @StephenTwigg right about FS policy, @EducationLabour? Quality a factor or not?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
@miss_mcinerney Removing ppl is hard even if incomp, removing them because of retrospectively imposed requirements = imposs under EU/ECHR
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
Poor @StephenTwigg all over the place on BBC24. His ‘sacking Eton’s head of maths’ policy = illegal under EU/ECHR. #KarmasABitch
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
NB. @Andrew_Adonis is talking about ‘good quality places’ – VERY different implications than @StephenTwigg ONLY talking Basic Need!?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
@miss_mcinerney You are right in PR terms – Gove’s priority = schools, not the election
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
@miss_mcinerney ‘Collaboration’ in Westminster speak = rules/lawyers/meetings/bureaucrats/delays/low-grade people and ideas ad nauseam
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
@miss_mcinerney No it doesn’t. The idea that a/thing will be ‘inevitably’ better = silly. Rests on idea that experiment + empiricism = sense
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
Oh dear @StephenTwigg and @EducationLabour: @Andrew_Adonis says you WILL have more Free Schools. Urgent Q&A reqd for that cynic @jameskirkup
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
@miss_mcinerney ??. ‘in areas’, I said. I.e. in areas where a) no basic need and b) all/most local schools = rubbish.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
.@miss_mcinerney Could be. Stopping FS in areas of no basic need but all/most local schools = rubbish is a step backward, though.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
@IsabelHardman ‘Community’ = LA bureaucrats = not ‘local people’, in @StephenTwigg code
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
.@StephenTwigg speech = name change for Free Schools, load more interference in ALL schools from MPs/bureaucrats/LAs
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
.@StephenTwigg: ‘we will not have additional free schools’… THEN: ‘What we will have is … parent-led academies’.
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Toby Young · @toadmeister Jun 17
Labour has raised the white flag on free schools. It’s just going to re-brand them ‘parent academies': I sympa… http://bit.ly/19IDHVW
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 17
Anybody know if @StephenTwigg plans to end Free School programme or just rename them ‘parent-led Academies’? Said both so far this morning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
Remember til we next meet, ‘A revolution is not a dinner party or writing an essay’ (Mao). Adios… #won
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
Will WE pull off a blinder and put @oldandrewuk in the Lords ourselves, ‘the authentic voice of teachers everywhere’? #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
Well, everyone, today’s been a blast… Will EM see sense and replace Twigg with @oldandrewuk?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@jameskirkup Chillax, Homer nutans
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@Annette1Hardy @geof24 Yes, prose translation is back, you shd be happy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
Free advice @Ed_Miliband: put @oldandrewuk in Lords like Gove did with Nash, bin your current muppets, and reboot edu policy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
So @Ed_Miliband, u finally going to show some education leadership and support @HackneyAbbott on ambition for the poor? We double dare u
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
.@SimonGosden Don’t be hasty. Here you go with the link u need, ENJOY – @johndavidblake
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@birch_david @oldandrewuk When u need @toryeducation to make sense of a world gone mad, the game is up!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@oldandrewuk @birch_david @KevinBrennanMP Why won’t Labour listen to this guy, he’s on their side AND nearly always right?! #losing
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Andrew Old · @oldandrewuk Jun 11
So annoyed at my own party I’m being RTed by @toryeducation and the political editor of the Daily Mail.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@SimonGosden Dunno but Twitter intel suggests Twigg just gets trains and tweets inanities #losing
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Andrew Old · @oldandrewuk Jun 11
I’m sure Twitter will find teachers willing to defend coursework and controlled assessments. In staffrooms though, they are despised.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@oldandrewuk Keep the faith Andrew…
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Andrew Old · @oldandrewuk Jun 11
I hate to admit it, but I’ve missed @toryeducation
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
Oi @jameskirkup Kirkup you’ve misspelled ‘rigorous’ #losing
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@lisanandy Less sex, more maths from you, Nandy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
Boss of ‘Labour teachers’ org: ‘The new History GCSE [is] a far better offer than the current set up.’ #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
… Opposition so weak it’s bad for everyone. Today they’ve just punted out their quotes from weeks ago. Clueless panic
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
Real shame that useless @StephenTwigg & @KevinBrennanMP couldn’t muster the same ambition for black kids as Diane Abbott…
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Andrew Old · @oldandrewuk Jun 11
Just heard @KevinBrennanMP defending coursework. My party seems determined to make itself unelectable on education.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@oldandrewuk @KevinBrennanMP Yup, an awful outing today from your 2 low grade ministers – won’t admit what’s wrong, no idea what to do
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
Memo to @brianlightman – stop worrying about being invited to meetings, start worrying about STANDARDS in schools
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
Is @brianlightman embarrassed that Diana A does a better job of sticking up for standards than him? http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/11/michael-gove-love-diane-abbott –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
All ASCL do these days is issue press releases saying ‘we were never invited to discuss X’. Hopeless
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
The woman ASCL have put up for broadcast is even worse than @brianlightman – when will ASCL fight for standards instead of mtng invites?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@GregHurstTimes A cliche, Greg, not ‘wise’. E/one who says this really means ‘slow down, stop annoying Establishment, keep shtum on failure’
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Gavin Barwell MP · @GavinBarwellMP Jun 11
Strong support from some Labour backbenchers for Michael Gove’s plans to make GCSEs more rigorous
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
Labour so useless & confused these debates are not very illuminating #won
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
#won
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
People confused about @LeightonAndrews should call Ofqual press office
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
Ofqual has decided that @LeightonAndrews’ determination to interfere with exams for political ends has bust the 3country agreement #GameOver
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
Proof exam boards only required pupils to study BITS of plays – mega dumbing down supported by @KevinBrennanMP: https://www.edexcel.com/subjects/English/Pages/ViewEditorial.aspx?editorial=287 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
Gove: replacing ICT (lame) with Computer Science and programming (GREAT NEWS) – http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/nationalcurriculum2014/a00224578/consultation –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@zelo_street Here u go (sure gracious apology will follow swiftly): https://www.edexcel.com/subjects/English/Pages/ViewEditorial.aspx?editorial=287 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@schooltruth @HeadsRoundtable Go for it! That’s the whole point of the Gove reforms! #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
There NEVER WAS an “I-Level” plan to drop – it was an idea floating IN OFQUAL, according to Times today, NOT DfE
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
Amazing Labour’s not accepting Ofqual / Judicial Review / HoC Cttee all saying they screwed English GCSE – heads in sand, hopeless
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
.@KevinBrennanMP doesn’t realise the public has rumbled Labour: pple won’t believe MPs saying ‘numbers up, pay everyone more’ again #losing
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
.@KevinBrennanMP makes clear Labour will TRY to bring back coursework so cheating puts numbers up again: when will they learn? #losing
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
On day HoC report makes clear Labour screwed English GCSE with controlled assessment, @KevinBrennanMP babbling re how it ‘worked’! #losing
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
More unseen translations in language GCSEs, return of English-to-foreign-language composition – GREAT news – wd Labour dare remove again?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
Source analysis stays in History GCSE, essays replace coursework, bans on overlapping topics will extend scope of what’s studied #GCSE
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@got_some_apples @GraemePaton But the TYPE of question matters a lot – ask Cambridge physicists like Prof Mark Warner if you don’t believe
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@zelo_street Go to Edexcel www – it isn’t difficult
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Graeme Paton · @GraemePaton Jun 11
Study of British history must account for minimum of 40% of new history GCSE, DfE course specification says https://www.education.gov.uk/consultations/index.cfm?action=consultationDetails&consultationId=1911&external=no&menu=1 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@zelo_street It’s officially in current GCSE specs, no argument about it
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@IanMearnsMP @StephenTwigg Go to the Durham Uni CEM website if you’re still confused Ian
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@StephenTwigg Big moment for u: side with public to reverse devaluation, or with Keates gang to dumb down…? Think hard, Stephen
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@IanMearnsMP @StephenTwigg A few grades worth IS rampant
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@IanMearnsMP @StephenTwigg Did you realise Twigg has already admitted there was grade inflation?!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@IanMearnsMP @StephenTwigg Durham University / Royal Society / Institute of Physics / SCORE / PISA… Even Twigg has admitted it Ian!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@daveiddo People like you are why so many schools are so bad – even Keates thinks kids shd read Shakespeare u muppet
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@jason_manc Need mechanics qstions like 1980 O Level, not v structured questions that lead pupils through – UNfamiliar probs, familiar tools
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
DfE consultation live – you will LOVE it: http://www.education.gov.uk/consultations/index.cfm?action=consultationDetails&consultationId=1911&external=no&menu=1 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@Chris1966 Ofqual report, Judicial Review judgement, HoC report today all say same
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
End of modules, mostly end of coursework, no tiering except maths and sci, grades tied to international standards #GCSE
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
In History, coursework (cheated) replaced by more ESSAYS in exams (which Unis and business want) #GCSE
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
Essays, problem-solving in maths, serious physics questions, whole plays (not bits tipped off to schools in advance by ABs) etc #GCSE
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 11
@miss_mcinerney @chuzzlit It is Ofqual’s suggestion to make 8 top – not DfE’s. There are 2 separate consultations today
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 10
@chuzzlit @miss_mcinerney no no no
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 10
@miss_mcinerney Wrong. Other than edu wonks nobody will know which cohort was before/after; this avoids confusion outside Westminster bubble
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 10
@miss_mcinerney ‘Is that an old C or a new C?’ would be v confusing… Nobody’s claiming it is inherently worthwhile, just tidying up
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Graeme Paton · @GraemePaton Jun 10
GCSEs reformed with rigorous new subject content, reintroduction of end-of-course exams and abolition of coursework http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10111523/More-Shakespeare-and-algebra-in-toughen-up-GCSEs.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 10
Same ppl who say ‘2 much focus on exams’ are same enemies of promise who oppose end of modular treadmill, cos REALLY just want EASIER exams
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Reeta Chakrabarti · @rchak100 Jun 10
No decision yet made on a name for the reformed qual. Different papers for able and less able to be limited as expected to maths and science
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Reeta Chakrabarti · @rchak100 Jun 10
New-look GCSE in England will see A* to G grades scrapped and replaced by numbers. 8 will be highest grade, 1 lowest
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 10
Telegraph p1: ‘GCSEs to match toughest exams’ – pic.twitter.com/jNaxzCatDy
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The Telegraph · @Telegraph Jun 10
Tomorrow’s Daily Telegraph front page: ‘Breast screening doubts grow’ #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/T0ZuorHLwv
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 10
Unfortunately 4u Fiona, there’s a) Human Rights Act and b) Judicial Review! – http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/jun/10/labour-education-policies-restore-coherence – #checkmate
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Jun 10
You all ready for the reversal of Labour’s devaluation of GCSEs tmrw? You will LOVE it… #winning #GCSE
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 15
Everyone interested in ‘have GCSEs/A Levels got easier’ must read this by Cambridge Physics Professor: http://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/~mw141/Annex-current-1980s-Qs-small.pdf –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – May 15
In case Twitter hasn’t noticed, Cambridge Uni Maths and Physics dons do NOT agree with their admissions office re A / AS Level
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Apr 24
We’ll be back…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Apr 24
While we’re busy, everybody study this by Fields Medallist Terry Tao: http://terrytao.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/a-second-draft-of-a-non-technical-article-on-universality/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Apr 24
As you may have guessed, we are very busy with a new project – you’ll love it – so you won’t hear much from us for a while
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Apr 24
Twigg seems to think he’ll take back control of A Levels for MPs from Universities post-2015. Fat chance
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Apr 24
Today DfE announced funding for BCS for computing CPD supported by Facebook, MS – Google’s Eric Schmidt described Gove as ‘a hero’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Apr 24
Why do same people who shout about ‘Gradgrind’ support current Gradgrindy GCSEs & oppose shift to more open problem-solving, essays etc?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Apr 24
Very interesting FOI (don’t miss the attachments): https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/abusive_twitter_account#outgoing-269852 –
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Durham Free School · @DurhamFreeSch Mar 27
Applications for 2013 school places will close at midnight on Thursday 28th March! You can apply online here: http://www.thedurhamfreeschool.org.uk
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Magdalen Outreach · @MagdOutreach Mar 25
See here for @ARKSchools Year 8 pupil review of their trip to Magdalen College in January c/o @IntoUniversity. http://www.arkacademy.org/year-8-oxford-university-magdalen-college –
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Gabriel Milland · @gabrielmilland Mar 27
Wow. Stunningly good Ofsted for Perry Beeches. 5 A*-C for FSM kids better than nat av for non-FSM. http://goo.gl/xZkCj
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Sam Freedman · @Samfr Mar 27
Great school RT @SchoolDuggery: Fantastic Ofsted for Perry Beaches. Progress “among the best for any sch in country” http://bit.ly/ZpELnb
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 27
Do @campbellclaret and @schooltruth agree with Blair that ‘Free Schools are a great idea’? This explain your quietness recently, AC?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 27
Big well done to Teach First on news today – 3rd biggest grad employer – credit to Labour (Adonis) on this too
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
@annemcelvoy Forget ‘tone’ & positioning Anne, covering up then lying about child protection is actually important
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
@timloughton Bring it on, Tim, don’t go coy. Why didn’t you sue the Spectator? Because you knew your lies would be exposed in COURT
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
http://www.theonion.com/articles/actual-expert-too-boring-for-tv,1764/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
Gove on A Levels: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9955267/Gove-hits-out-at-dishonest-university-admissions-officers.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
@pmphillips No please do attach a link to any study
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
@tnewtondunn Of course not!?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
Says it all: http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2013/01/loughton-vs-dfe/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
.@timloughton Your lies on this subject are by far the worst of anything you’ve done in politics & we hope nobody believes a word you say
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DfE · @educationgovuk Mar 26
Michael Gove responds to today’s report by Durham University on university admissions: http://ow.ly/jqz0e
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
Gove: Unis shd make clear preferences for particular A Levels so ALL state school pupils know what Unis really looking for
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
Gove: it’s not fair that private schools know Unis’ real preferences but state schools often don’t…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
@GraemePaton No. A fresh bid to have Unis state their REAL A Level preferences, to help state schools now at a disadvantage viz Eton et al
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
Maths, computers, proof: https://simonsfoundation.org/features/science-news/in-computers-we-trust/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
@mikercameron @sunny_hundal Google Facebook or Microsoft can explain to u why what we did is great for coding. Lots of Labour agree!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
@mikercameron @sunny_hundal No. Suzanne wrong then confused EBac and GCSE changes. Look at British Computer Society for explanation
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
‘Geometric Meaning of the Geometric Mean': http://www.cut-the-knot.org/pythagoras/GeometricMean.shtml –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
Swarms and Prediction: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/03/powers-of-swarms/all/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
‘How to give a good colloquium': http://www.ams.org/profession/leaders/workshops/gcoll.pdf –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 26
Oh the grim education debates this will spark (‘Enders’ brutal elitist education’ etc): http://i.imgur.com/xR07nYk.jpg
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
Interesting talk by Sugata Mitra on his ‘School in the Cloud': http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_build_a_school_in_the_cloud.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
2) @michaelrosenyes: : https://id.guardian.co.uk/profile/michaelrosen/public?returnUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.guardian.co.uk&authFailedReturnUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.guardian.co.uk –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
1) Maybe your SWP mates should have called the POLICE @michaelrosenyes, not a counsellor for Delta as you suggest…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
@sunny_hundal No, we’re just pointing our factual errors. People are entitled to own opinions – but not their own facts!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
@sunny_hundal Errors inevitable but shd be admitted esp when she says other hacks don’t ‘check their facts’ on education!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
@sunny_hundal Sunny, have u read what SM wrote and our point? We were only pointing out basic fact errors in her column
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
@GregHurstTimes Yup, the members who are at work are not voting. Quite.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
@sladey66 Suzanne’s not that old! Leave her alone! We only want her to correct what she said about coding…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
Wonder what SWP’s @michaelrosenyes makes of the BNP attack on Academies… #MolotovRibbentropPact
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
BNP come out officially attacking Acads today, so with SWP a sort of emergent #MolotovRibbentropPact
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
People can reasonably disagree with Gove but serious debate impossible when hacks assert simple factual errors, e.g @suzanne_moore re coding
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
It’s not most important thing, but interesting that @suzanne_moore is not bothered she got FACTS wrong and refuses to correct…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
All you have to do is read @suzanne_moore column, our timeline, her timeline. She got facts wrong and won’t just say ‘got that wrong, sorry’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
.@suzanne_moore A simple ‘I’m sorry for not checking my facts before writing my column’ will do, Suzanne. Come on, you CAN do it!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
5) Instead of attacking people for ‘not checking facts’ – while forgetting to check your own facts @suzanne_moore!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
4) It would help, @suzanne_moore, if you read basics BEFORE writing in Guardian
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
3) Gove introduced Computer Science GCSE (which does have coding) to EBac this year – and has not ‘withdrawn’ this Suzanne
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
2) Gove replaced ICT with Computing (which does have coding) in National Curric this year
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
1) Gove withdrew the ICT curric (which does not have coding) last year
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
So, to help @suzanne_moore out-
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
@suzanne_moore You’re rattled cos u know you’ve committed Hack Fuckup 101, basing article on wrong facts, I double dare u to call DfE
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
@suzanne_moore Not ‘contention’, it’s out for consultation and on DfE website dopey! READ BEFORE WRITING. Call DfE PO or spads
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
@suzanne_moore Can’t admit u write crap in Guardian without fact checking & attack other hacks for not ‘checking facts’?! Embarrassed yet?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
@suzanne_moore ‘Sorry I’ll check facts before attacking people’s motives’ will do. Admitting factual errors is a sign of emotional maturity
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
.@suzanne_moore It’s scary how you still don’t realise what you’ve screwed up, PLEASE call DfE press office BEFORE writing next time
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
@suzanne_moore YES that has happened & NOT withdrawn, Suzanne! You’re confusing a) EBac (league table measure), b) proposed GCSE replacement
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
.@suzanne_moore is classic lesson in a hack getting basic facts wrong and refusing to admit it – remember that when reading her column
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
Suzanne, do you realise your comments re coding and CS / Ebac are totally factually wrong?! Call DfE press office for explanation!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
People should watch errors/misunderstanding in @suzanne_moore timeline – shows why her articles are so weird
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
@suzanne_moore This is in public domain and being consulted on. AND he added CS GCSE to the EBac – which has happened, and NOT withdrawn!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
@suzanne_moore Gove changed the CURRIC to Computing from ICT, with coding a major part of Computing
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
@suzanne_moore Wrong again, doubly so. He was not forced to add CS to the EBacc and he has NOT withdrawn it! You do not know what EBac is!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
9) Let’s hope @suzanne_moore is joking when she says ‘who needs to know any maths when … the self-service till … is there anyway?’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
8) There are reasonable grounds for disagreeing with Gove without claiming things that are the opposite of truth @suzanne_moore
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
7) Aren’t some of those who, perhaps reasonably, disagree with Gove embarrassed that hysterical opposition based often on factual errors?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
6) Will @suzanne_moore admit her error or mimic @tobyhelm and just plough on writing garbage?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
5) Will @arusbridger ever be embarrassed that stuff he prints like @suzanne_moore attacks are repeatedly based on totally wrong facts?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
4) Yes – @suzanne_moore attacks hacks for ‘not checking facts’ then repeats totally wrong ‘fact’…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
3)… blissfully unaware that it is Gove who INTRODUCED coding to the Curric, replacing rubbish ICT!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
2) … then @suzanne_moore attacks Gove for ‘not bother[ing] with coding’ in the Curriculum…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 25
1) Amazing: @suzanne_moore attacks journalists for writing rubbish on education and ‘not checking facts’…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
@Khyberman Google Trivers’ book ‘Deceit’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
Read LEFTY evolutionary biologist pioneer, Robert Trivers: ‘The more “social” the discipline, the more retarded its development’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
What a better world will be when unscientific, @michaelrosenyes-type gamma ‘social science’ academics >> unemployed by MOOCS #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
.@warwickmansell u are (like @tobyhelm) an activist not an attempted impartial hack. Nothing wrong with activists but self-deception = bad
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
@ElectroEdd No dopey, I said the opposite! Trivers is a Lefty AND YOU SHOULD STUDY HIM because he is v important scientist and right re SS
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
Instead of doing courses by the gamma 100, kids should, for example, do this Caltech MOOC: http://work.caltech.edu/telecourse
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
A GREAT thing about imminent MOOC creative destruction: A LOAD OF RUBBISH ‘SOCIAL SCIENCE’ ACADEMICS WILL BE UNEMPLOYED!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
The 100 don’t seem to realise that the Sokal Hoax even happened
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
‘But for self-deception, you can hardly beat academics. In one survey, 94% placed themselves in the top half of their profession’ Trivers
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
‘… In many ways, cultural anthropology is now all about self-deception’ Trivers
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
‘… whose facts in any case they remain resolutely ignorant of, the better to develop a thoroughly word-based approach to the subject…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
‘… that social constructs such as gender are stronger than the 300 mill. yrs of genetic evolution that went into producing the 2 sexes…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
Much of social science suffers from ‘bizarre mind states, such as believing that words have the power to dominate reality…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
‘The more social the discipline, the more retarded its development’ Trivers
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
One of most important evolutionary biologists of past 50 years – Robert Trivers – is both a Lefty & explains why much social science is JUNK
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
… then read this: : http://conservativehome.blogs.com/localgovernment/2013/03/those-academic-experts-attacking-gove-turn-out-not-to-be-politically-impartial-.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
If you want to know about the 100 and their SWP / @michaelrosenyes-esque / gamma intellectual grade ‘research’ interests & politics…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 22
Question Time is truly awful – not even Gove can make it worth watching
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 20
Read any Gramsci yet, @michaelrosenyes? He’s a Lefty you know, but, unlike the Indie muppets/SWP fans, he’s very clever and well-educated
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James Chapman (Mail) · @jameschappers Mar 20
. @JohnRentoul: attack by ‘semi-literate academics’ on his own paper’s p1 ‘entirely to Gove’s credit’. Devastating http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2013/03/20/the-ability-to-think/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter –
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John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul Mar 20
The ‘Ability to Think': I am writing to warn of the dangers posed by semi-literate academics writing letters t… http://ind.pn/11evPo9
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John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul Mar 20
The Editor, @c_blackhurst, Is Always Right. No, no, he really is. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/leveson-we-the-press-only-have-ourselves-to-blame-8540727.html –
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Tim Shipman (Mail) · @ShippersUnbound Mar 20
The great @JohnRentoul eviscerates the moronic lefty academics opposed to children learning any, you know, facts… http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2013/03/20/the-ability-to-think/ –
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alexmassie · @alexmassie Mar 20
Splendid @JohnRentoul sniping at “semi-literate academics” attacking Michael Gove. http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2013/03/20/the-ability-to-think/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 20
And the Indie people’s budgets are being undermined by excellent School Direct – schools not so keen on SWP junk – so they’re losing —
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 20
Indie lttr summary: Wrigley is SWP (@MichaelRosenYes gang), others candidates for SWP fronts, others can’t spell name of own universities
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 20
Some of these Indie people have misspelled the name of their own ‘University’. Sums up the letter’s quality
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 20
Don’t mock @tobyhelm on Twitter, @iainmartin1, you’ll find yourself reported to media watchdogs and police!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 20
Wrigley, organiser of Indie letter, had his book published by SWP’s official publisher. Probably friends with @michaelrosenyes!?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 20
Some Indie signatories stood as candidates for Bob Crow / Militant front organisations – they should read Gramsci on value of knowledge
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 19
@UKJoel YES
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 19
For something serious (not Indie), an interesting talk on brain / mind / AI: http://www.egr.msu.edu/brain-page/part2-cortical-theory-machine-intelligence –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 19
They seem to think advanced maths is ‘old fashioned’. NO, maths problem-solving is vital & depends on practice & facing the unfamiliar
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 19
The Indie crew represent the Education Establishment that, paid for by taxpayers, systematically devalued curriculum & exams for 30 years
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 19
They don’t seem to realise that MASS has gone down the Hirsch route (no, Hirsch is a LEFTIE before u start banging on)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 19
NB. ‘education academics’ usually oppose attempts to improve curric & exams: eg. against Cambridge Uni maths dptmnt looking at A Level maths
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 19
If you want a taste of the crew, google: Wrigley neo-liberal open architectures social justice
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 19
What a surprise – a lot of ‘education academics’ don’t like a return of serious maths, essays etc to exams (Indie story)
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Andrew Old · @oldandrewuk Mar 19
This is astounding. 100 academics put their name to a letter that is mainly just cliches and jargon. Embarrassing. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/letters/letters-gove-will-bury-pupils-in-facts-and-rules-8540741.html –
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Andrew Old · @oldandrewuk Mar 19
“…data will not develop children’s ability to think, including problem-solving, critical understanding and creativity.” Just embarrassing.
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Sam Freedman · @Samfr Mar 19
@oldandrewuk particularly odd that they cite the example of Massachusetts which uses the common core http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21353100 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
Ben Goldacre on Gove and evidence: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/mar/18/teaching-research-michael-gove?CMP=twt_gu –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@miss_mcinerney E.g. @brianlightman and Keates opposed opening up NPD because of ‘unfair scrutiny’ on schools
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@miss_mcinerney It’s ‘down to’ policy decisions and implementation in the face of widespread hostility from Unions. Govt IT is rarely a help
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@miss_mcinerney A huge amount of FS process is FOI-able, a small amount not for reasonable reasons (even if one makes a different judgement)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@oldandrewuk If u want to make 11-plus tutor proof, then make it more like IQ test and less a test of knowledge: tutors can barely raise IQ
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@oldandrewuk Everyone in US said ‘SAT just tests class’ but all research including big studies recently show argument wrong
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@oldandrewuk It is math and verbal reasoning – so ‘g loaded’ in the jargon – but not an IQ test
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@oldandrewuk Vast amount of research on e.g. US SAT/class. Test scores are predicted best by IQ, not by class
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@tobyhelm U thought euro would be a triumph and anti-euro view = Nazi. U always been Labour stooge & now you’re a (self-inflicted) joke too
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
Edu debates are dominated by Gilbert’s idea cos edu debates ignore the research
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
F Gilbert: ‘Inevitably, whatever test you use, it tends to be a test of social class’. Totally wrong & ignores vast amounts of research
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@tobyhelm Now Tobe, but what about the kids before?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@tobyhelm So that’s a ‘yes I did send my kids to private school’ then, thanks for clarifying
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ben goldacre · @bengoldacre Mar 18
I did a DfE report for Michael Gove. People keep asking what I think about him and evidence. Here: http://bit.ly/Wz4rlW
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@tobyhelm Your colleagues say you sent your kids to private school. They being unfair again?
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Andrew Old · @oldandrewuk Mar 18
Why isn’t CPD as effective as it could be? Part 3: It assumes that skills are more important than knowledge http://wp.me/sr7gf-2004
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ben goldacre · @bengoldacre Mar 18
Nice chat with teachers in the comment thread under this piece I wrote for the Guardian about evidence and teaching http://bit.ly/Wz4rlW
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@miss_mcinerney Tribunal was because e.g. a) proved intimidation (usually Unions) and b) desperate SEN parents don’t deserve doorstepping
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@miss_mcinerney Research access was hard to get & took ages (sometimes >1 year). Now much more NPD is simply on web; and easier for research
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@miss_mcinerney Absolutely wrong. Unions not only opposed our changes in principle but argued that data already public should be made secret
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@miss_mcinerney very very wrong Laura
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@ziggy7 Stooge @tobyhelm is as impartial as the Anti Academies Alliance
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@ziggy7 The point of competent hiding is the ££ doesn’t appear in the accounts. Have u asked Anti-Acad Alliance where it gets its – from?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@miss_mcinerney It is largely – and we opened up NPD in unprecedented way AGAINST hostility of Unions who wanted to keep the data secret
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@ziggy7 They HIDE it Tania. You know, like evil corporations HIDE things. E.g. via Anti-Academies Alliance
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@Kenbiff They already are dopey!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
Teaching Unions also intimidate whistleblowers, teachers who tell the truth about failure, anyone who questions dodgy exam stats
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
After free insurance for teachers, how about making Unions subject to FOI? #checkmate
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
Yes teaching Unions donate lotsa resources to Labour and are v good at lying/cheating/hiding how they coordinate
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
By the time the Unions get moving, STRB already changed the real existing facts on the ground #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@EducationLabour Must have missed your statement saying ‘The Unions are wrong to strike and should withdraw their threats and plans’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
And when free teacher insurance comes – #unionspointless #checkmate
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
Is Twigg for/against Free Schools? Does he have ANY policies? As @SchoolDuggery said, ‘I despair of you’ @educationlabour!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
Twigg refuses to say that Unions wrong to strike and they should change course – no surprise given Labour depends on them for —
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
But the Left’s problem is – the public doesn’t support teacher strikes and Union leadership knows this #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
The Union Left is quite right – the action announced today is far too soft to have an effect on policy #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
Today’s letter from Keates and Blower is a sign of weakness and internal union division #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
No surprise that Twigg supports strike – Union funders are his priority, not kids
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
Unions’ action will have no effect on policy – they do not have public support and know it
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
National teacher pay system ends in Sep, rational pay policies possible, great for kids
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
@iankatz1000 Neither. Don’t believe Stooge @tobyhelm claims, his loyalties are to Labour cause not professional reporting. Read the docs
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
All those retweeting Guardian on climate change, they had to change their headline because they cocked up the story
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
We expect that from Stooge @tobyhelm but we expect better from you @iankatz1000
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
.@tobyhelm @iankatz1000 Check your OWN PAPER’S cockups/dishonest headlines BEFORE spreading rubbish on climate change
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 18
.@tobyhelm @iankatz1000 Your OWN PAPER had to change headline and Guardian’s reporter tweeted her story was mis-headlined you muppets
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 16
@tomritchiemcfc yes. that;’s why academy freedoms have been expanded & bureaucracy reduced. heads now have more freedom than ever before.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 16
Big difference between sport policy today & under Labour. Money to headteachers to decide what is best, not something forced upon them
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 16
RT @tes @teseditor asks whether #ASCL2013 delegates think @edballsmp was a better ed minister than Gove. Less than half of hands go up
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 16
Another quality blog by @oldandrewuk. let’s hope Ofsted listens http://teachingbattleground.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/ofsted-under-fire/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 15
Has @BarberLionel had internal seminar on: ‘how did we let our coverage of euro be so biased, and why didn’t we listen to Martin Wolf?’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 15
Remember FT’s record on euro when you read their gamma leaders on education policy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 15
Remember all those ludicrous FT leaders on how the euro would be a triumph, UK should join immediately etc?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 15
@jimpknight @KevinBrennanMP oh dear jim, you may wish you have been in power for 900 years but thankfully for the country it’s not true
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 15
.@jimpknight @KevinBrennanMP or rather the correct way. Labour refurbished existing schools & cut funding for school places. That is a fact
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 15
.@schooltruth NAO report makes clear that 25,000 places being provided by existing free schools. Labour cut funding for new school places
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 15
Between 2004 & 2009 Labour cut funding for school places by 26%. Despite warnings by ONS http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm110711/text/110711w0004.htm#11071155000328 – @jimpknight @KevinBrennanMP
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 15
On 5Live Prof John Howson of Oxford Brooks Uni says this primary places issue is a strategy planning failure by last Govt @jimpknight
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 15
@jimpknight @KevinBrennanMP that’s wrong and you know it. why does today’s NAO say purpose of PCP was “refurbishment of existing schools”?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – Mar 15
MT “@jimpknight @KevinBrennanMP No. LAs were supposed to plan.” <-- so it's LAs' fault? You cut their funding for new places ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 15 Govt has doubled spending on new school places & targeted it better. Labour cut funding for new places & told councils to cut primary places ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 15 .@jimpknight @KevinBrennanMP Labour ignored problem of school places despite warning by ONS in 2004. Govt clearing up Labour's mess, again. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 15 .@jimpknight @KevinBrennanMP Labour cut funding for NEW school places. Labour capital programmes were about refurbishment not capacity. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 15 @jimpknight @KevinBrennanMP Labour cut funding for NEW school places. Labour capital programmes were about refurbishment not capacity. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 15 NAO says purpose of Labour's BSF & Primary Capital Programme was "refurbishment of existing schools". NOT creating new places ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 15 .@jimpknight @KevinBrennanMP good try Jim but NAO says purpose of Labour's Primary Capital Prog was "the refurbishment of existing schools" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 15 May 2004 ONS report shows huge jump in birth rate. Labour responds by cutting funding for school places. Govt clearing up their mess again ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 15 FOI request show that @edballsmp told councils to CUT school places in 2007. ONS warned of population boom in 2004 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099597/Labour-cuts-blamed-crowded-classrooms-despite-influx-pupils-baby-boom.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 15 .@labourpress @KevinBrennanMP Labour cut funding for school places despite population boom on your watch http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099597/Labour-cuts-blamed-crowded-classrooms-despite-influx-pupils-baby-boom.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 14 Also confirmed in that letter - A Levels will be linear and AS continues but do not contribute to final A Level marks ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 14 A Level timetable for 9/2015 confirmed with Ofqual, Russell Group role also confirmed: http://www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/youngpeople/qandlearning/alevels/a00220415/changes-a-levels - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 14 Labour MP Keith Vaz welcomes Gove decision on Krishna Avanti Free School. Shame Miliband & Twigg still hostile to giving parents real choice ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 14 Goldacre report here: http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/b/ben%20goldacre%20paper.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 14 Instead of @tobyhelm and @xtophercook incompetent journalism, people should focus on Goldacre's excellent report on evidence and education ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 14 .@lionelbarber told FT staff he was 'moving Chris [@xtophercook] on to reboot relations with Gove' - should have stuck to the plan, Lionel ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 14 .@tobyhelm We did warn u not to trust @xtophercook - since using him as source you've blown other sources & made yourself a lobby punch line ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 14 No Stooge @tobyhelm, it was printed in Indie by Garner. You're as sharp as halfwit MP Esterson ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - Mar 13 #edselctee #won ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Mar 2013 Looks like someone at Ofsted is listening to @oldandrewuk. Good. http://teachingbattleground.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/did-ofsted-just-remove-those-good-practice-videos/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Mar 2013 Scrapping AS-levels will give students time to explore their subjects http://gu.com/p/3dtt3/tw via @guardian ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Mar 2013 @facin8inphysics i'll ask again - give me an example of how the Govt has tampered with the Academies that were set up by Labour? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Mar 2013 @facin8inphysics how exactly have they been tampered with? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Mar 2013 @facin8inphysics the academies mentioned in the article that are being dealt with by this Government were set up by Labour ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Mar 2013 RT @charleshumble I'd missed this. Gove scrapping existing useless ICT curriculum. This is fantastic @LouiseMensch http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/nationalcurriculum2014/ - - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Mar 2013 Good to hear @StephenTwigg say: "I think that we need to reform GCSEs and A-levels" http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6322302#.UTeLcRyjGSr - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Mar 2013 .@stephentwigg backs Gove on the history curriculum: "there's got to be an overarching narrative, I do think that." http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6322302#.UTeLcRyjGSr - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Mar 2013 .@stephentwigg: "I don't think you can just teach history in bite size chunks without any connection" http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6322302#.UTeLcRyjGSr - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Mar 2013 Twigg backs Gove on history curriculum: "In history I do think it's important that people have a basic chronology" http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6322302#.UTeLcRyjGSr - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Mar 2013 This Govt takes action on failing academies unlike Labour who never did http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6322786&s_cid=tesmagazinehome - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Mar 2013 .@MrHarryCole @MirrorJames @DavidWooding http://www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/1076302/loughton-civil-servants-ignorant-parliament - @timloughton continues to make friends at the dfe ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Mar 2013 Mathematica 2013 Study: KIPP Charter School Students Outperform Public School Peers http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/27/mathematica-2013-study-kipp_n_2768476.html?utm_hp_ref=tw - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Mar 2013 Labour MP Nick Raynsford on Greenwich Free School: "the quality of what they're doing there is very impressive" http://www.greenwich.co.uk/magazine/09949-in-conversation-with-nick-raynsford-mp-for-greenwich-and-woolwich/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Mar 2013 Washington Post on Democrat mayors challenging teacher unions http://www.washingtonpost.com/nat/education/democratic-mayors-challenge-teachers-unions-in-urban-political-shift/2012/03/30/gIQA0xoJmS_print.html - shame @StephenTwigg @EducationLabour don't do the same ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 1 Mar 2013 .@warwickmansell Govt already said levels are going & they will not be replaced. Up to schools to assess progress how they like ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 1 Mar 2013 In the Guardian, Simon Jenkins backs Gove on the new history curric http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/01/history-michael-gove-karl-marx - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney @SteveIredale It is. Labour MPs instigated it while Graham Stuart away. See Gove response: http://order-order.com/2013/02/27/gove-to-education-select-committee-see-you-next-thursday/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Feb 2013 .@chrisskidmoremp writes on new history curric (scroll down for the full Times letter & list of historians) http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2013/02/from-chrisskidmoremp-1.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Feb 2013 http://www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/1076302/loughton-civil-servants-ignorant-parliament - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Feb 2013 Obama backs kids learning to make video games http://www.babble.com/kid/president-obama-thinks-kids-should-create-video-games-not-just-play-them/ - Gove has introduced coding into primary curric & put comp sci in Ebacc ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Feb 2013 Latest from Willingham, on video games: http://www.danielwillingham.com/daniel-willingham-science-and-education-blog.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 25 Feb 2013 "Hacks v spads" http://www.spectator.co.uk/the-week/ancient-and-modern/8848361/hacks-vs-spads/ - one for #sherlockhelms ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 25 Feb 2013 Frank Furedi: new history curriculum "represents great progress over the current academic-lite history curriculum" http://www.spiked-online.com/site/article/13377/ - - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 25 Feb 2013 RT @Samfr E. D. Hirsch fascinating as ever on how best to build vocabulary http://ow.ly/2v6q00 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 25 Feb 2013 The academic evidence from Sweden: free schools improve standards in all schools http://www.ifau.se/Upload/pdf/se/2012/wp12-19-Independent-schools-and-long-run-educational-outcomes.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Feb 2013 Gates Foundation v good on measuring teacher effectiveness. Vital reading b4 intro of performance related pay in Sept http://www.gatesfoundation.org/media-center/press-releases/2013/01/measures-of-effective-teaching-project-releases-final-research-report - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Feb 2013 Bill Gates annual letter focuses on the importance of measuring teacher effectiveness http://annualletter.gatesfoundation.org/?showsurvey=true&cid=email__AL - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Feb 2013 Good to see school choice continuing to be expanded in Florida http://www.redefinedonline.org/2013/01/tony-bennett-praises-florida-school-districts-for-expanding-school-choice/#more-13749 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Feb 2013 Spot on piece from @oldandrewuk on "the English GCSE farrago". @RealGeoffBarton https://teachingbattleground.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/some-final-words-on-the-english-gcse-farrago/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Feb 2013 Will Labour & @StephenTwigg & @edballsmp apologise for bringing in modules at GCSE which the judge found caused the problems last summer? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Feb 2013 ?RT @oldandrewuk Early exposure to basic math concepts is vital to avoid innumeracy later on, Missouri study says http://soc.li/AAYUCBb ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Feb 2013 IoE report today based on data from 2003-2009. Labour's legacy is English pupils falling behind the rest of the world http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21535055 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Feb 2013 Very interesting: Fields Medallist Terry Tao on multiple-choice tests: http://terrytao.wordpress.com/2008/12/14/on-multiple-choice-questions-in-mathematics/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Feb 2013 NYT: China / education / college ambitions: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/business/in-china-families-bet-it-all-on-a-child-in-college.html?src=recg&pagewanted=print - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Feb 2013 Stats/medicine: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/science/naked-statistics-by-charles-wheelan-review.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Feb 2013 7 day Indie (tick); Observer to become 7th day of Guardian soon if it inflicts @tobyhelm on readers much more ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Feb 2013 One thing @xtophercook is right about: Information Commissioner is hopeless ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Feb 2013 c) and @localschools_uk you will improve rather than worsen the lamentable state of edu debate ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Feb 2013 b) otherwise @localschools_uk you will be in breach of charity / tax etc rules ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Feb 2013 a) @localschools_uk Stop thinking 'attack attack' and start thinking 'what's accurate' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Feb 2013 2) Yes edu world, IQ does exist, tests are not just predicting parental income, there are good/bad teachers ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Feb 2013 1) Those pesky tests predict future achievements: http://www.danielwillingham.com/daniel-willingham-science-and-education-blog.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: David Weston · @informed_edu 20 Feb 2013 @toryeducation ... c) quality assure schools' own observations (not just SMT but also peer-obs) and d) ask for schools' exemplars of lessons ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: David Weston · @informed_edu 20 Feb 2013 @toryeducation a) improve schools' own capacity/skill for observation b) consider remote/video observations ... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney Gowers blog here: http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/what-maths-a-level-doesnt-necessarily-give-you - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney On maths, here's a Fields Medallist explaining probs with Maths A Level now - note, explicitly says 'of course it's easier' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney E.g. speak to Oxford classicists now re DIRE state of Greek after removal of Eng-Grk composition, incr. dpndent on priv sch ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney E.g. Cambridge natural sciences shifted from 3 to 4 year course cos of declines in A Levels ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney Don't have all details to hand but many professors say the probs started v soon after GCSEs - A Levels made easier ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney Lots of damage to A Levels was done in 90s under Tories, obviously. Both parties to blame ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Feb 2013 @Soarpoints @miss_mcinerney @miconm Nobody's attacking Asians! Point = Imp. et al driven to it by lack of numbers & quality of Maths A Level ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Feb 2013 @Ingotian @Soarpoints @miss_mcinerney @miconm Never is a v long time given huge scope for better school performance ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Feb 2013 @JintyG1 @miss_mcinerney @Soarpoints @miconm We didn't say Engin. dgre while not doing maths but - not all RG require Maths A Level 4 Engin ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Feb 2013 @RosMcM @miss_mcinerney Yes - but is there a reasonable solution short of firing the bottom fifth of inspectors? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Feb 2013 @RosMcM @miss_mcinerney Would be great if more did ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Feb 2013 @BeckyFrancis7 @miss_mcinerney We didn't say 'over a community language', we said - over LAW. Not prejudice, rational ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Feb 2013 @Soarpoints @miss_mcinerney @miconm E,g, The lack of Maths in engineering grads is why Imperial is >> dominated by East Asian applicants
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@Soarpoints @miss_mcinerney @miconm Yes obviously lots do but not all – and figures for Biology much lower which is another big problem
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@Soarpoints @miss_mcinerney @miconm But they often don’t have courage to require Maths as they ought to and used to, then just blame schools
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@Soarpoints @miss_mcinerney @miconm Yes but it’s chicken/egg. Unis afraid of ‘access’ attacks don’t ask, then privately fume re ‘quality’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@BeckyFrancis7 @miss_mcinerney The point is it is NOT ‘random’ to prefer Ancient Greek (or French/History) over Law A Levels (or degrees)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney @Soarpoints @miconm You shd NOT be – but many are cos many RG Unis are far too soft on demanding it – another big problem
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Our point: this is not isolated tale, many great teachers/schools report similar
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney http://teachingbattleground.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/what-ofsted-actually-want/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
We’re trying to find out what people think of blog on Ofsted probs and u only want to argue about ropey sbjcts. Shift topic Laura please!?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney I’d say ‘do Maths if u enjoy it and are reasonably good because you’ll understand the world better & closes no job options’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney @miconm Laura loads of the top bar did Classics at Oxbridge, you’re definitely wrong there
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miconm @miss_mcinerney If you ask serious lawyer aged 16 ‘I want to be lawyer shd I do Law A Level or Ancient Greek’, c.100% will say Greek
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@localschools_uk @miss_mcinerney (Joke)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@localschools_uk @miss_mcinerney Quietly slipped, obviously
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
Big problem: gulf between MW speeches and reality on the ground of the new Ofsted approach: http://teachingbattleground.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/what-ofsted-actually-want/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Just cos the RG list is imperfect doesn’t make it stupid/evil, and there WAS a major problem with poor kids shoved into junk
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Edu is not particle physics, lots of things have to work on reasonable heuristics cos edu is not treated scientifically
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@toryeducation @localschools_uk @miss_mcinerney Last meant ‘didn’t ignore RG’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@localschools_uk @miss_mcinerney It didn’t, it cocked up, though it fits worldviews better to assume a dastardly plot
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Probably cos you were clearly excellent but all statistical patterns have outliers and the RG list is not entirely arbitrary
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@localschools_uk @miss_mcinerney All u need to do is go to Oxbridge ‘milk runs’ and see what employers say – rather than what CBI clowns say
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney @Mr_Chas @LeeDonaghy Yes but Music is different to Bus Studies/Law/Media/Psychology
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Don’t know a serious businessman who’d prefer Business Studies to Maths or Editor who’d prefer Media Studies > History/Greek
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Surely overall we can agree there’s been big problem of poorer kids shoved into ropey subjects that leave options limited?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Sorry – meant – the best legal firms / barrister chambers
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Geog is a weak point! But best lawyers prefer e.g. Ancient Greek to Law A Level
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney You don’t know how easy such errors are… Why do u think they rushed out a 2 measure so fast? Cos knew bungled
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Technically easy but since aim is to publish ALL data it wd be odd to unpublish. It wd have been better had 3 never appeared
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Ok. Seems weird to us that u don’t think the whole 3 measure being a cockup is relevant but no need for an argument
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney That’s RG judgement and broadly reasonable – maths give you lot more options than, say, Film. Also reflects employer views
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Surely the 3 being published in error changes your inferences about DfE motives?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney So what?! The 3 measure shd have been a 2 measure (cockup), DfE can’t unpublish stuff when trying to publish everything
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Why didn’t u point out then that DfE had updated the info since original publication?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney And we said – lots of people RIGHTLY unhappy being marked 0% (on 3) now do NOT score 0% (on 2)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Laura, really not trying to be difficult. We said yesterday – DfE boobed publishing 3, fixed last week by publishing 2…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Yes exactly – it DID score 0% on 3, now it scores 17% on 2
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney We can’t be looking at same thing – there are various schools who score 0% on 3 but non-zero on 2
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
What should Wilshaw do to a) improve inspector quality, b) reduce stupid burdens on schools?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
What do teachers think of this? There are too many reports from great schools / teachers along the lines of this blog
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
A significant problem: gulf between MW speeches and reality on the ground of the new Ofsted approach: http://teachingbattleground.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/what-ofsted-actually-want/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Inferred not otherwise your column wd probably have been different
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Didn’t mean they all did but if you check u will see lots of the examples people were reasonably unhappy about have changed
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney K Brennan implies it weekly. He idiotically and constantly contrasts maths and ‘creative’ subjects
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Toby Young · @toadmeister 19 Feb 2013
Michael Gove writes open letter to the Information Commissioner about free schools: Michael Gove has just writte… http://bit.ly/13a8JOS
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Tim Harford · @TimHarford 19 Feb 2013
Students get class-wide As by boycotting test, solving Prisoner’s Dilemma – @doctorow http://dlvr.it/2z3jw5
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ben goldacre · @bengoldacre 19 Feb 2013
While others carp and procrastinate, http://alltrials.net is moving forward to fix the missing trials problem http://bit.ly/TPr1E9 Are you?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Feb 2013
@Ingotian E.g. expansion of Further Maths Support Programme, better primary curriculum etc. No magic bullets
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Feb 2013
@Ingotian Needs different tracks. E.g. The MEI/Gowers project – extremely under-reported – could have a big impact 16-19
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Feb 2013
Let that be a lesson edu hacks: don’t get distracted by @tobyhelm fiction or you’ll miss the real news: http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/group.pl?qtype=NAT&superview=p16&view=aat&set=1&sort=&ord=&tab=156&no=999&pg=1 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney You’d have to ask those dastardly spads what really happened – WE were just trying to be helpful!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Feb 2013
Maths has the provably highest effect on future income + is reqd to understand science – Gove prioritising maths is NOT ‘BACK TO THE 1950s’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney It took them longer than that to realise GCSE reform plans doomed, so don’t be too surprised!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Feb 2013
We didn’t ‘leak’ – we pointed out DfE website was updated LAST WEEK. Anybody could have looked at same thing we did
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Feb 2013
We have such a bad effect on Twitter maybe we should all leave!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Feb 2013
We just looked at publicly available info on DfE www and made some inferences, @SchoolDuggery @miss_mcinerney! Don’t get conspiratorial!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Feb 2013
@jpjsavage We didn’t call them that and wouldn’t because that would be stupid
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney don’t make the @tobyhelm error of assuming all is planned! Maybe they just messed it up!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Feb 2013
5) But @miss_mcinerney goes too far: mega growth at GCSE and A Level of ropey sbjcts partic hurt poorer kids’ chances of e.g medicine
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Feb 2013
4) See Twitterers, Gove listens, Gove learns, things improve – don’t all say thanks at once…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Feb 2013
3) If you scan down the list, schools that did score 0% on the 3 measure do not any more – get on it hacks
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Feb 2013
2) That may be why last week, unnoticed amid @tobyhelm trivia, the DfE corrected its league tables: http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/group.pl?qtype=NAT&superview=p16&view=aat&set=1&sort=&ord=&tab=156&no=999&pg=1 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Feb 2013
1) @miss_mcinerney piece is partly right. The DfE did boob by publishing the ‘3 A Levels in facilitating subjects’ instead of TWO A Levels
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Feb 2013
Influential paper on how many ‘studies’ turn out not be replicated/reliable: http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Feb 2013
One of many @tobyhelm fictions this weekend was we called @michaelrosenyes a ‘member’ of SWP
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Feb 2013
.@tobyhelm @GregHands That’s what your colleagues are saying about you, Tobe! ‘Fiction writer on startup webazine’ is their best suggestion
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Feb 2013
Willingham: the science of attempts to raise IQ – http://www.danielwillingham.com/1/post/2013/02/how-to-make-a-young-child-smarter.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Feb 2013
.@tobyhelm story is fiction, no action from DfE on us because we have nothing to do with DfE, Observer’s a joke
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Feb 2013
@tnewtondunn Poor @tobyhelm is in the bunker moving fictional armies, winning fictional victories, writing fictional histories!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Feb 2013
Idea DfE has any locus to affect this account is mad, and very odd for Observer to resort to pure invention
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Feb 2013
Twitterers are quaintly trusting of MSM but Observer story is pure @tobyhelm fiction
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Feb 2013
@RebeccaMEGill Don’t believe everything you read, Rebecca… Hope you and your child are OK.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Feb 2013
@mattpearson Yes. Observer story = fiction. DfE has nothing to do with us and nothing’s changing
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Feb 2013
5) @tobyhelm: ‘News that the department is taking action…’ Fictional story, fictional sources, fictional action
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Feb 2013
4. @tobyhelm: ‘Senior government sources said the department had acted…’ WRONG. Government has taken no ‘action’ that we have noticed
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Feb 2013
3. The DfE has not ‘taken steps’ to stop us doing anything because we have NOTHING TO DO WITH DfE
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Feb 2013
2. Sorry to disappoint you all but – the Observer (@tobyhelm) is officially publishing fantasy stories
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Feb 2013
1. Bob ‘@tobyhelm’ Woodward exclusive: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/feb/16/michael-gove-officials-toryeducation-twitter –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 16 Feb 2013
Niall Ferguson: Gove is right on history curriculum – http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/15/history-teaching-curriculum-gove-right –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 14 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney We don’t… But we’re taking our own advice, non-Twitter focus ahead, wise edu commentary in short supply…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 14 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Unless the world’s even madder than it seems, we have approximately zero ‘impact on government’ Laura!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 14 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Cummings’ correspondence with Mulholland strongly suggests he couldn’t give a **** about Twitter! And we’re getting bored…
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Matthew Pearson · @mattpearson 14 Feb 2013
The @toryeducation saga is basically like Scooby Doo. At the end it will turn out the janitor is running the account
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 14 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Fat chance Laura. We ain’t spads and we ain’t CCHQ. FOIs = irrelevant
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 14 Feb 2013
@mattpearson You’re not wrong whoever you are
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 14 Feb 2013
‘Noisy’ maths tests at 13 accurately predict future success/doctorates/patents even within top 1%: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/peabody/smpy/
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 14 Feb 2013
.@tobyhelm Give us all a break now Tobe, we’re all bored and feel a bit sorry for u now. Do us all a favour and switch off Twitter
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 14 Feb 2013
Conor Ryan: What u-turn? http://opinion.publicfinance.co.uk/2013/02/michael-gove-what-u-turn/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 14 Feb 2013
SHOCK (not): @MichaelRosenYes instinctive response to criticism is to have us thrown off Twitter. Comrade @SeumasMilne WOULD approve
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
11) Thinking of a career in maths? http://www.siam.org/careers/thinking.php –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
@tobyhelm Got your dictation from Baldwin down, Tobe? Don’t forget a few lines about how Miliband ‘pledges to protect Olympic legacy’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
10) One for all of you who don’t believe genes affect phenotypes: http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/511051/inside-chinas-genome-factory/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
9) RT: @MarcusduSautoy Really heartening video on how @mangahigh has raised standards in schools http://youtu.be/nOYvRJt3vfY
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
8) Feynman: ‘People who wish to analyze nature without using mathematics must settle for a reduced understanding’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
7) Leading mathematician on the importance of algebra: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2013/02/should_algebra_be_in_curriculum_why_math_protects_us_from_the_unscrupulous.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
6) Robert May on Beauty and Maths: http://www.santafe.edu/news/item/ulam-2012-may-beauty-banking-biology/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
5) Willingham on Gove and science (particularly for @RichardEvans36): http://www.danielwillingham.com/1/post/2013/02/the-science-in-goves-speech.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
4) Very important new GWAS (genome wide association study) on childhood IQ genes: http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/mp2012184a.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
3) Meta-study on gaming/learning: http://www.danielwillingham.com/1/post/2013/02/meta-analysis-learning-from-gaming.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
2) Performance pay works: http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2012/08/08/student-performance-improves-when-teachers-given-incentives-upfront –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
1) Testing improves learning: http://learninglab.psych.purdue.edu/downloads/2006_Roediger_Karpicke_PsychSci.pdf –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
Now for all too cross to think about Gove, calm down and read some serious stuff…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
After months of unfair coverage of GCSE case, BBC dropped it fast after judge vindicated Ofqual/Gove. VERY bad @rchak100 @bbcnickrobinson
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
@campbellclaret @StaceyJ43 We ARE teachers (not pitch-bait for Kazakhs @ Portland)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
.@paulwaugh @ShippersUnbound Sources close to poor Toby say that Week 3 will ‘finally hit the target, the net’s tightening’
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Sam Freedman · @Samfr 13 Feb 2013
Not the fault of students/teachers or the current Ofqual leadership that the exam was designed so badly. #ofqual
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
@PickardJE @paulwaugh Jim, don’t go down the @tobyhelm path. Kiran, pull him back sharpish!
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John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul 13 Feb 2013
Michael Gove’s letter to Graham Stuart, chair of the education select committee pic.twitter.com/VkuBONkW
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Paul Waugh · @paulwaugh 13 Feb 2013
MGove pre-empts the letter from Ed Select: “I have never been made aware of allegations by civil servants of inappropriate actions by spads”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
.@SeumasMilne: ‘Communism delivered rapid industrialisation, mass education, job security and huge advances in social and gender equality’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
What’s the odd million here and there in Stalin’s cause, eh @SeumasMilne? See you quote totally discredited historian J Arch Getty #losing
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
Like lots of Stalinists, @SeumasMilne says ‘the number of victims of Stalin’s terror has been progressively inflated’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
Just after @SeumasMilne blames GCSE fiasco on Gove, High Court makes clear it was Labour’s fiasco and Ofqual/Gove did the right thing
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
Hard to know if ‘ideologue’ is meant as a compliment or an insult from Comrade @SeumasMilne!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
Oh the irony! Being called an ‘ideologue’ by one of Stalin’s last defenders @SeumasMilne is very amusing!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
Correct SWP’s @michaelrosenyes – THAT’S WHAT WE SAID BEFORE IT WENT WRONG AND WERE ATTACKED BY SWP TYPES
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
RT SWP’s @michaelrosenyes: “the qualification itself is the source of the unfairness…” Judge Elias Authority figure spots flaw in system
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
Classic SWP behaviour: @michaelrosenyes blocks critics. Anyone would have thought he was an extremist or something
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
NB @EducationLabour @campbellclaret – Gove s/man says his comment on spads WAS ACCURATE. Maybe cos he wouldn’t be informed of trivia?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
That Gove spokesman line comes from this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21434745 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
Gove s/man:’The [SoS] will explain to the [Sel Cttee] when he receives their letter, that his comments to them about [spads] were accurate’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
Labour and unions should apologise for wasting for e/body’s time/- and raising kids’ expectations of political interference in exam marking
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
.@campbellclaret is a competitive rambunctious fellow and what he really hates is an ex-hack proving much more competent than him
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
Continued silence from useless @educationlabour and no apologies for incompetence from @campbellclaret. No surprise
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
As we predicted, BBC dropped the Ofqual story once they realised Ofqual/Gove vindicated, Labour blamed
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
Judge: Labour screwed GCSEs, they blew up, Gove and Ofqual handled it well. Look forward to apologies from @EducationLabour @campbellclaret
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
Judgement: ‘I am satisfied it was indeed the structure of the qualification itself which is the source of such unfairness’ @EducationLabour
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
@campbellclaret U back on the sauce? This account has zero to do with spads / CCHQ. You’re wasting your time with unpaid volunteers, dopey
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
@ShippersUnbound @tobyhelm preparing Week3 Shippers: ‘Gove spads bullied judge into shock ruling, conspiracy goes global…’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
NB no self-awareness/apologies from @campbellclaret or @EducationLabour for Labour’s INCOMPETENT debacle on GCSEs requiring Gove to fix
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
1 way of looking at it is ‘Gove spads were even worse than Coulson'; but there is another perspective @campbellclaret!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
16) Read the judgement for litany of @educationlabour incompetence: http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/media/judgments/2013/london-borough-lewisham-aqa-judgment-13022013 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
15) Any self-awareness today @campbellclaret? Apologies from u and Balls for a decade of screwing exams? Gove sorting out YOUR incompetence
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
14) Read the Ofqual judgement: catalogue of Labour incompetence, Gove sorting out YOUR mess @EducationLabour @campbellclaret
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
13) Deafening silence from useless
@EducationLabour: any apologies for Labour screwing the exam system, Twigg?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
12) We predict it will rapidly become ‘not news’ so they don’t have to explain Labour brought in duff exams and Gove did the right thing
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
11) Will be interesting to see how BBC covers a story that is unreservedly good for Gove and bad for Labour
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Greg Hurst · @GregHurstTimes 13 Feb 2013
Undisputed winner of past fortnight: Ofqual … position strengthened after axing of EBCs and rejection of judicial review re GCSE grading
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
10) This is not ‘Gove’s GCSE fiasco’, it is ‘Labour & Ed Balls’ GCSE fiasco’ – we’re picking up the pieces, @rchak100
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
9) @rchak100 should point out a) Gove warned BEFORE disaster, b) the GCSEs that blew up were brought in by Labour
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
8) Try not to let in/group hate blind thinking today; READ judgement @RealGeoffBarton!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
7) And we are reforming league tables to stop C/D borderline issue – finally support from edu folk?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
6) We’re now reforming GCSEs more: > interesting open-ended questions, problem-solving, not regurgitating: finally support from edu folk?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
5) We started reforming GCSEs BEFORE they broke: only complaints from edu world
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
4) Judge today: Ofqual right, @RealGeoffBarton, Chris Keates et al = WRONG
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
3) Then GCSEs predictably broke. ‘Ahh it’s broken, re-mark everything upwards Gove, ignore the independent regulator’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
2) The Edu Establishment squealed – ‘you can’t criticise GCSEs…’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Feb 2013
1) NB. Gove said the GCSE system was broken BEFORE it publicly broke
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@SchoolDuggery @Conservatives Not in ANY way – NOR to the DfE. Toby ‘Bob Woodward’ Helm isn’t convinced though…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
4) Go back thro the timeline of last hour and READ the SCIENCE, then babble… Adios #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
3) Isn’t it weird for so many Lefties too cheer Ken Baker who wants selection at 14?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
2) Surely the freedom of Academies over the curriculum is good for people with VERY different politics? (Not good for authoritarians)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
1) If u want to trust @MichaelRosenYes, at least read some serious science to counteract, like S Pinker or Hirsch (NEITHER on Right)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
For all you poor people who spend too much time on Twitter, some parting points…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
.@MichaelRosenYes And this http://swpradiocast.bandcamp.com/track/dear-mr-gove-marxism-2012 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
Check this out SWP @MichaelRosenYes fans: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/nov/09/chris-harman-obituary –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@bootleian @SchoolDuggery No civil servants/spads are part of this distributed network, they’re too busy #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@djoddsox Yes, doomed, because they can’t read write add or do anything much that makes them employable. Spend some time on council estates
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Laura McInerney · @miss_mcinerney 12 Feb 2013
Interesting post from @michaelt1979 compares new NC to History curric from the high-performing countries Gove loves: http://michaelt1979.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/horrible-histories-the-gradgrind-govians/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@gail_brand @yrotitna It isn’t about VOTES it’s about changing schools so kids LEARN instead of leaving doomed like so many do now
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@warwickmansell @MichaelRosenYes That would be an improvement over the usual babble
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@michaelt1979 @MichaelRosenYes You’ve really missed the point!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
Want to see an educational idea 1 million times better than everything SWP @MichaelRosenYes has ever done? Read this http://www.cavendish-quantum.org.uk
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
Testing WORKS, read it and weep @MichaelRosenYes fans: http://learninglab.psych.purdue.edu/downloads/2006_Roediger_Karpicke_PsychSci.pdf –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
Merit pay WORKS @MichaelRosenYes fans:http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2012/08/08/student-performance-improves-when-teachers-given-incentives-upfront –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Yes excellent – and it makes us sad so few kids have the fundamental tools to access such stuff (e.g. basic stats)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@michaelt1979 YES: http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2012/08/08/student-performance-improves-when-teachers-given-incentives-upfront –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@schooltruth @MichaelRosenYes Steady on Fiona, sounds like you’re arguing for privatisation to ensure true freedom! Too radical for us…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@tonyparkin @miss_mcinerney See Laura! THAT sort of silliness is why!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Hirsch = roughly right on science and curric (and IS a Lefty but one who respects science); he wants imposition, we don’t
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@MichaelRosenYes What ‘untruth’? That you’re a socialist who wants the state to control schools instead of Academy freedom? That ‘untruth’?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
Let’s hear the Left argue AGAINST Acad freedom over the curriculum and paying good teachers more…? VERY SILLY, unless you’re SWP
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
If you trust SWP’s @MichaelRosenYes over Hirsch or Pinker, you belong in the @tobyhelm School of Facts
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
For all you @MichaelRosenYes fans, there’s a thing called SCIENCE. Try that instead of passe Marxist dogma
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
.@MichaelRosenYes Just another unscientific SWP relic who longs for total state control of schools and = angry cos losing
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
Acads = no panacea but they break the grip of failed state control and allow serious people to focus on teaching, not political interference
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Twitter not the place to discuss genetics Laura! We’re just pointing out new stuff from world-leading journals / scientists
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
Surely all u on the Left = happy that Academies’ Funding Agreements guarantee freedom over curriculum (incl. freedom from Gove AND Twigg)?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney Check this out for why: http://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&lr=&id=U_wkgyzU21MC&oi=fnd&pg=PA155&dq=%22robert+plomin%22+school+variance&ots=tZuJDbp8nQ&sig=xLXSo97WiteBOyTyUiEjL5-KA3o#v=onepage&q&f=false –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
OF COURSE u will go with Socialist Worker Party’s @MichaelRosenYes instead of a world-renowned scientist at Harvard. U lot never surprise!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
Leading mathematician on school/algebra: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2013/02/should_algebra_be_in_curriculum_why_math_protects_us_from_the_unscrupulous.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
Willingham: meta-study on gaming/learning: http://www.danielwillingham.com/1/post/2013/02/meta-analysis-learning-from-gaming.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
Pop quiz: should we trust a) @MichaelRosenYes or b) S Pinker (cognitive scientist, Harvard) on E.D.Hirsch, reading, and curriculum?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
S Pinker (Harvard): ‘E.D.Hirsch … knows his cognitive psychology & applies it to education policy & social mobility': http://www.city-journal.org/2013/23_1_vocabulary.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@miss_mcinerney read first Laura. GWAS are NEW & with rapidly falling sequencing costs allow searching large samples for genes = gamechanger
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@MichaelRosenYes ‘Progress’ = eliminating grip of political forces that systematically undermined standards – e.g. Maths & Physics A Level
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
Strongly urge all to read paper in previous tweet: these issues are about to jump from esoteric science world to media
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT PAPER edu hacks: first GWAS searching for childhood IQ genes (sample 18k euro kids): http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/mp2012184a.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
Calculus MOOC: http://articles.philly.com/2013-02-11/news/37041400_1_calculus-coursera-secant –
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On video games and violence: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/12/science/studying-the-effects-of-playing-violent-video-games.html?hp&_r=1& –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
We see @xtophercook been ‘promoted’ & FT rebooting coverage. An inauspicious precedent for @tobyhelm, @jnmulholland?!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Feb 2013
@LKMco @miss_mcinerney Economics Nobels don’t count – you should know that (separate prize)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
10) Now, forget all OBS junk and look at Richard Feynman’s last blackboard: http://infoproc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/learn-to-solve-every-problem-that-has.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
9) Meanwhile Gove team carries on, ignoring the babble, changing ‘the facts on the ground’ #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
8) David Astor spins in his grave at the decline in journalistic ethics and standards at Observer
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
7) Story goes nowhere again because it is shoddy journalism, @tobyhelm = Burmah Road laughing stock
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6) @EducationLabour buys stooge’s hype and thinks junk story will ‘bring down Gove’ second week running
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
4) Frayne restructure = better performance and saves taxpayer a fortune. (People should learn from, not wrongly insult, Frayne)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
3) DfE investigates & concludes: no wrongdoing by Frayne or Cummings, no ‘bullying’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
2) One of them brings standard shakedown legal case v DfE
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
1) Frayne restructures communications dpt, lots of people jobs = redundant
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
Observer story summarised…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
No @miss_mcinerney, it’s called doing what you said you’d do in a low grade and irrational political culture
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
Ponder Richard Feynman’s last blackboard and how little we really know: http://infoproc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/learn-to-solve-every-problem-that-has.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
Antidote to Twitter idiocy: The science behind Gove approach on curriculum: http://www.danielwillingham.com/1/post/2013/02/the-science-in-goves-speech.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
Re Toby’s girlfriend’s story in Indie: she should have asked @Samfr for a tutorial BEFORE writing it obviously
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
But while you’re going bankrupt a little faster, we sail on unperturbed changing the facts on the ground #winning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
David Astor would be sad about the low ethical standards, factual errors, and use of paper for personal vendettas @tobyhelm @NickCohen4
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
Observer has undermined its own ethics and standards with shoddy dishonest reporting, hasn’t touched Gove
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
@NickCohen4 Try basic professional hack standards, Nick. You’re usually better than this. Think: Would David Astor say we’ve got this right?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
.@campbellclaret @timloughton: Select Cmttee rules not controlled by spads. You change the rules, they’d love to be there, on the record
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Tim Harford · @TimHarford 10 Feb 2013
3 reasons why you should quit social media: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jmaureenhenderson/2012/12/29/3-reasons-you-should-quit-social-media-in-2013/ – (Why are you on twitter reading this?)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
Burmah Road: u all see that quote from @campbellclaret?! ‘anything I ever did was open, public and on the record.’
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Alastair Campbell · @campbellclaret 9 Feb 2013
@thatblokeinpr anything I ever did was open, public and on the record. If @toryeducation is Dom and Zoot, civil service breaches l r and c
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
@campbellclaret Still hurts doesn’t it? Read Thucydides and study ‘strategy’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
Dear @campbellclaret @timloughton: Select Cmttee rules not controlled by spads. You change the rules, they’d love to be there, on the record
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
Observer: the more you screw your own ethics, the swifter you’ll go bankrupt #HelmMeltdown
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
Mulholland: if there’s correspondence tmrw, NB. it isn’t ‘leaking’ when it’s your own #HelmMeltdown
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
Pop quiz Mulholland: do u think Cummings said ‘pay her off secretly’ or ‘fight the case publicly’? #HelmMeltdown
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
#HelmMeltdown: Mulholland demands Cummings be fired for ‘leaking’ Cummings’ own correspondence AFTER Observer published it themselves
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
The line last week from @tobyhelm that got the best laugh on Burmah Road: ‘Then I had a breakthrough’. #HelmMeltdown
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
.@tobyhelm Last week we choked on sushi after tennis tales of woe: ‘but daddy did u see the point…’ ‘No son, twitter…’ #HelmMeltdown
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
Now… Tobe…
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6) Mulholland/Cummings correspondence proved low journalistic standards at the Observer. TRY denying that, @NickCohen4
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
5) Hacks complain re abuse then have no compunction re blaming people for things with zero evidence @tobyhelm @NickCohen4
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
4) Shd be ashamed re implying MG had a/thing to do with Delingpole idiocy, @NickCohen4. Why write that when u trying to ‘raise the tone’?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
3) Have you investigated the content of the Spectator quote re Loughton @NickCohen4? No. Read, study, THEN write
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
2) Tip @NickCohen4: If u think Cameron is worrying about Gove coup against him, you’re as wise as @tobyhelm
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
1) @NickCohen4 writes a column about things and people he doesn’t know with no professional inquiries…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Feb 2013
RT: @tobyhelm Lovely elegant leader on the pros and cons of Gove’s education policy in tomorrow’s Observer. Wonder who wrote it.< No comment ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney What do you make of everything Laura? Just in and see lots of babble... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Feb 2013 But @janemerrick23, we think that sticking up for your boyfriend is sweet: the sins of the boyfriend shall not be visited upon you... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Feb 2013 (And c) if we wanted profits we could do it Monday just by changing Funding Agreements. No need to change classification ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Feb 2013 .@janemerrick23 story: apart from fact that a) ONS decide on classification, b) there was no secret plot to hide from Laws - great story ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Feb 2013 Just back from Bach and sushi after a #winning week. Are we finished? Has the net closed in...? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 Put away Twitter and watch these lectures on Maths by Bob May: http://www.santafe.edu/research/videos/play/?id=17673fda-6578-4b39-8f4b-be6c5cb9c496 - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Daniel Willingham · @DTWillingham 8 Feb 2013 Please stop sending me emails that splutter "But Michael #Gove is a terrible person!" Read the damn blog. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 @campbellclaret Ah we don't think 'intellectual sophisticate' when we see AC. More 'tactical press officer who was easy to beat on the euro' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 Sorry @johnmulholland! Cut and paste wrong adrs - it was an error worthy of @jnmulholland, who we meant. Apols and best wishes ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 .@tobyhelm promising 'destruction' again... Well, we'll see. He'd be happier watching those lectures but we fear he won't take our advice ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 @campbellclaret 'Lache'? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 .@tobyhelm @janemerrick23 Switch off phones, snuggle up on sofa, forget silly Twitter, and watch: http://www.santafe.edu/news/item/ulam-2012-may-beauty-banking-biology/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 @campbellclaret @EducationLabour Your lack of self-awareness must have limited your effectiveness considerably! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 5) A clue @tobyhelm: what does it mean when only your girlfriend takes your story seriously? #WalterMitty ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 4) What would David Astor make of Burchill then @tobyhelm 'tennis/kids/twitter' @johnmulholland? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 3) @tobyhelm texting threats of 'destruction' but feels self 'abused'! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 2) @johnmulholland you were told last week @tobyhelm meltdown would make you the joke of the Burmah Road but you didn't listen #WalterMitty ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 1) We hear @tobyhelm, enraged at his debacle, claims to have a 'killer follow up'. Can't be worse than last Sunday #WalterMitty ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 Fascinating lectures by Bob May 'Beauty and Truth in Mathematics' (switch off Twitter and watch): http://www.santafe.edu/news/item/ulam-2012-may-beauty-banking-biology/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 .@Chris_K_NASUWT Join Edapt instead ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 'To win without fighting is the highest form of war.' (Sun Tzu) #winning ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 'When weak appear strong; when strong appear weak... Be fluid...' (Sun Tzu) #winning ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 .@Chris_K_NASUWT 'All he has been forced to do is marginal changes which it's clear do not alter the fundamentals of the policy.' #winning ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2013 All those who talk 'evidence' / Gove: read the evidence from leading cognitive scientist: http://www.danielwillingham.com/1/post/2013/02/the-science-in-goves-speech.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 'A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay...; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle...' #IceBreakerOfRevolution ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 Pay attention twitterers: today's headlines don't matter. What matters is facts on the ground #IceBreakerOfRevolution #winning ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 On @campbellclaret and what Gove team is really up to: http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2012/12/michael-gove-what-is-campbellclaret-right-and-wrong-about.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 If we hadn't said 'take Cambridge O Levels off the shelf', we wouldn't be redoing GCSEs today #IceBreakerOfRevolution ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 If we hadn't said 'scrap national pay' - oh wait, TICK #IceBreakerOfRevolution ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 If we hadn't said 'whack NPQH & QTS' - oh wait, TICK #IceBreakerOfRevolution ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 If we hadn't said 'push Academy Act thro while everybody napping', it wouldn't have happened #IceBreakerOfRevolution ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 If we hadn't said 'Free Schools in 2011', there would have been none in 2012 #IceBreakerOfRevolution ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 If we hadn't said 'A Level reform in 2014', it would have been 2019 instead of 2015 #IceBreakerOfRevolution ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 @LeightonAndrews Don't try cost thresholds on FOIs on your Ofqual correspondence, and don't delete stuff or you'll make it worse ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 @LeightonAndrews @tobyhelm @schooltruth Nothing to do with court - but about cutting you loose in tidy legal fashion #legaladios ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney Never worry about us, Laura, a distributed network always has time, and patience... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 4) People said, 'stick with GCSEs AND improve them'. OK, focus on detail tmrw... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 3 Why oppose more open ended essay and math-problem-solving questions? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 2) Why oppose focus on Eng & Maths as threshold? As Wolf said, they = fundamental ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 1) Why oppose move to 'Best 8 average point score'? Shd incentivise all kids treated equally instead of awful C/D borderline focus ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney Mega reason for NPD data transparency = Nielsen book ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney V droll... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney Headline figs now = 5A*CGCSEE&M. A change in more 'Nielsen' direction = good in principle. EBac still published... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney Why? It will still be published, same as now, why would it be 'dead', rather than merely affected? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney Details at 1100, but various leaks suggest that's what it means ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney Yes ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 Question from @miss_mcinerney reminds us: if u never look at Twitter again and read M Nielsen's 'Reinventing Discovery' everyone's a winner ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney Cd u be more specific? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney 'Harder'. Not impossible. Check out M. Nielsen (quantum computer guru) on multiple metrics. He = reason for NPD transparency ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney Average Best 8. a) E&M [2], b) 3 Ebacc subjects [3], c) 3 others [3].(Says various media) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 It would 1) remove C/D borderline problem, b) be harder to game. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 Who supports replacing 5'AC'GCSE with a) threshold Eng&Maths and b) a best 8 points average? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 .@leightonandrews you'll start with CTRL+F but that won't work, then you'll have so much advice u won't know what to do... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 Maybe @xtophercook will finally use his FOI skills for good @leightonandrews (don't start deleting or it will get worse) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 For all those who doubted, postmodern irony lives (thx @tobyhelm), check out this genius drop intro: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/feb/02/michael-gove-department-twitter-attacks - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 @Khyberman Don't give up yet, these things are trickier than media suggests. You'll know by Sep whether it's disaster ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 Mail version: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2274733/Lib-Dems-sink-Gove-plan-axe-GCSEs-restore-O-Levels-low-pass-marks-abolished.html#axzz2KAFN1Ebt - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 Indie version: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/michael-gove-forced-into-humiliating-uturn-over-ebacc-8484074.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 Almost as good, @tobyhelm, as your genius drop intro on tennis/the kids/persecution... Can you top it this Sunday?! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 MT: @tobyhelm If Gove advisers spent less time insulting people [here] and listened to others occasionally these U-turns might not happen. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 NB. @leightonandrews (English) GCSE. #legaladios ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2013 RT: @LeightonAndrews I just want to make it clear that I am not gloating. In any way, shape or form. Honestly. ;-) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 Leading scientist: 'Gove is right... Twigg missed Gove's point.' http://www.danielwillingham.com/1/post/2013/02/the-science-in-goves-speech.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 @SchoolDuggery Maybe this time you'll be the proverbial 'stuck clock'... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney When the DfE publishes review of analysis/evidence/data etc, it will be a very interesting moment... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 Guardian - music teacher welcomes Gove move on AS Levels: http://www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/feb/06/a-levels-as-levels-michael-gove-music-exams - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 @MrMichaelShaw Factually wrong. You're confusing the main league table measure with the EBac measure ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney Why don't you organise a bunch of like-minded sensible people to tell Twigg and Unions to look at the science?! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 @Mattbriggs3 @campbellclaret Didn't happen. And to be fair to @campbellclaret he didn't claim it; was @tobyhelm ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 @edujdw @toryeducation @drleatongray YOU started talking about Lysenko, WE never mentioned him! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 @drleatongray @edujdw Working on it. Look at expansion of Further Maths Support Programme for example. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 @edujdw @drleatongray Kolmogorov set up famous SCHOOLS. (Perelman who solved the Poincare Conjecture 2003 went to one.) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 @edujdw @drleatongray Google: Gelfand maths school correspondence textbooks. U are wrong if u think for Uni, they were for bright teens ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 @oldandrewuk @MrMichaelShaw Gove is NOT downgrading them - saying music qual = different to physics qual isn't 'downgrading' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 @oldandrewuk @schooltruth @miss_mcinerney @rchak100 @tobyhelm Correct ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 .@oldandrewuk U didn't see it but Willingham did: http://www.danielwillingham.com/1/post/2013/02/the-science-in-goves-speech.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 We predict that usual in/out group evolved instincts mean 99% of Edu Establishment will either a) ignore or b) launch hilarious attacks ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 What will @schooltruth, @miss_mcinerney, @rchak100, @tobyhelm et al make of Willingham's comments? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2013 Leading scientist: 'Gove is right... Twigg missed Gove's point.' (We can count on Twitter for reasoned debate): http://www.danielwillingham.com/1/post/2013/02/the-science-in-goves-speech.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 Fields Medallist Terry Tao on education, including his own: http://terrytao.wordpress.com/career-advice/ ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 If 100 kids in each school did STEP, it wd increase total annual number doing STEP by c.20%. Come on Durham & Manchester, get going... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 And of course, King's and Exeter are due to open similar, studying STEP, 2014 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 Fascinating essays on specialist maths schools - the French one partic interesting: http://education.lms.ac.uk/2012/03/specialist-mathematics-free-schools/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney Thought you lot wd be interested in +2.5SD improvements via peer-instruction, prob-solving not rote learning etc! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 @drleatongray Yes, translated. Search for Gelfand's series and a famous one by Kolmogorov 'Mathematics: Content, methods & meaning' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney The journal 'Science' is in handful of most respected and is peer-reviewed ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney @LutonNUT That's the spirit! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 @LordLucasCD U really think we 'don't care if children understand anything'? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 .@drleatongray Lots of fundamentals in maths don't change - hence why people still use Soviet textbooks from 60s ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 It's by a Nobel-winning physicist who thought hard about it, tho, so UK edu people may think it's v stupid... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 The ~0% of u interested in scientific research on education read this: http://www.cwsei.ubc.ca/resources/files/Wieman-Change_Sept-Oct_2007.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 @miss_mcinerney I'd think a bit re dissing a Nobel-winner doing scientific edu research, but as Wieman's said edu world not keen on that ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 .@miss_mcinerney @oldandrewuk It was intellectually casual. Did u realise a) Wieman=Nobel-winner,b) he's researched this for YEARS?! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 @oldandrewuk @miss_mcinerney Not our argument. Point was casual dismissal of Nobel winner who v unusually spent yrs researching edu ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 @Big15476106 Cos Thurston was one of top mathematicians in 50 yrs, his views = extremely interesting & such stuff ~100% ignored by edu world ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 .@Ingotian @alatalite @miss_mcinerney That's exactly Wieman's point. Better to read it before opining. He's worked on edu research for yrs ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 @Ingotian @miss_mcinerney @alatalite Hard to know if this is a joke but obviously Wieman is not a cretin so didn't do this ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 Some of our critics so blinded by rage their instincts lead them to auto attack Wieman, Nobel-winning physicist. Doh. http://lauramcinerney.com/2013/02/05/helping-out-toryeducation/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 .@SchoolDuggery @miss_mcinerney Like @tobyhelm, examine your minds, stop thinking about Gove with hate, which is destructive, and reboot ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 .@SchoolDuggery Again u assume worst motives but officials decide whether speeches = 'political' & what goes on DfE www not Gove. Reflect! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 .@miss_mcinerney A revealing example of how wanting to think whatever we say = dumb leads some of you to call Nobel physicist dumb. Reflect! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 We thought it wd be interesting to see what edu world wd think and so it is. If Nobel winners aren't up to snuff, sure ain't hope for Gove ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 Re last tweet: @miss_mcinerney explains how a physics Nobel-winner is an idiot http://lauramcinerney.com/2013/02/05/helping-out-toryeducation/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 @Ingotian @brianlightman @ASCLCymru Quite right, so do we, very highly ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 Paper on maths education by one of top mathematicians of last 50 years: http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0503081.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 Calm @SchoolDuggery. Even Homer nods. Don't assume the worst of ppl & you'll feel better. Twitter is silly enough without constant aggro ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 @SchoolDuggery Shdnt adopt censorious tone & repeatedly&confidently say factually wrong things. It is NOT 'available to subscribers' of PH ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 Don't get sucked into trivia, @SchoolDuggery @miss_mcinerney, try to say s/thing useful about this: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/332/6031/862.short - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 @GuidoFawkes @janemerrick23 We made much more than that shorting @tobyhelm induced betting mrkt blip, cheers Toby ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Tim Harford · @TimHarford 5 Feb 2013 Health Care Spending In America, In Two Graphs - very nicely done by @planetmoney http://dlvr.it/2vPK5B ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 .@miss_mcinerney complains about 'tone' and next breath suggests Gove is 'emergent fascist' #cognitivedissonance ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 @janemerrick23 @GuidoFawkes Not 'interesting' Jane, just untrue dull gossip one might have thought you'd disapprove of #cognitivedissonance ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 .@brianlightman @ASCLCymru Do you think DfE should stop publishing Ebac data? Or do you support transparency on this? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2013 .@brianlightman @ASCLCymru You going to keep distinguishing maths and physics from 'creative' subjects? Not a good look for heads, Brian ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Feb 2013 Thanks to Gove, Academies will be free to experiment with Fiona's new curriculum, free of political interference: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/feb/04/ebc-headteachers-on-twitter-baccalaureate - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Sam Freedman · @Samfr 4 Feb 2013 Important RT @DTWillingham: How to make a young child smarter http://bit.ly/YOhCRo ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Feb 2013 Dyscalculia: http://www.nature.com/news/dyscalculia-number-games-1.12153 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Feb 2013 Genotype >> Phenotype: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v493/n7432/pdf/nature11816.pdf –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Feb 2013
@hsps1shamac Nature is one of world’s 2 leading science journals, not ‘drivel’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Feb 2013
@MatofKilburnia You’ll see we’ve just linked to serious education research and suggested it is studied much more than it is
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Feb 2013
.@MatofKilburnia Not the point at all. Even in medicine lotsa studies aren’t replicated. Med resrch is much more serious than edctn rsrch…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Feb 2013
V interesting analysis of proper educational research (UK school debates wd be much better if such things studied): http://w.lifescied.org/content/11/1/3.full –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Feb 2013
If studies so unreliable in medicine (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v483/n7391/full/483531a.html -) how much more true of education research?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Feb 2013
Good piece in Observer, DfE puts Computer Science in EBacc: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/feb/03/michael-gove-computer-science-ebacc –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Feb 2013
#Beyonce awesome half-time show
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 3 Feb 2013
Nobel-winning physicist on great breakthrough in science teaching (forget trivia and focus on this): https://www.sciencemag.org/content/332/6031/862.short –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 3 Feb 2013
.@tobyhelm @xtophercook @campbellclaret @timloughton Macrory, advice: stop Twitter, watch, refocus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2YMSt3yfko –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 3 Feb 2013
Oh dear Mulholland and @tobyhelm, you’ll be so sad when u realise ppl will only remember u for making a famous institution a joke
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 Feb 2013
.@janemerrick23 Because that would be unpleasant. You should both switch off Twitter
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 Feb 2013
.@janemerrick23 @SarahVine Jane, do him a favour and grab his phone before he humiliates himself even more. After Burchill, not #winning
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Sarah Vine · @SarahVine 2 Feb 2013
@stackee ah, thank you. Toby helm seems to be quite angry about a lot if things. One fears for his blood pressure.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 Feb 2013
.@DPMcBride Mmm, @tobyhelm needs this pep talk badly, you’re just the man for the job…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 Feb 2013
.@tobyhelm joins @xtophercook School of Hacks: a) emotional meltdown,b)cry ‘conspiracy’,c)blow sources,d)cockup,e)embarrass Editor
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 Feb 2013
.@tobyhelm crying that he’s persecuted with abuse on Twitter, so why does he do things like this? RT @tobyhelm “@SarahVine oh do belt up”
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James Chapman (Mail) · @jameschappers 2 Feb 2013
. @MSmithsonPB save your money. It appears to be prompted by a spad/hack Twitter row. If it leads to Gove quitting I’ll eat my hat
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Sarah Vine · @SarahVine 10 Feb 2012
when does @tobyhelm stop pretending to objectivity and admit he’s a political activist not a neutral reoprter @observerfail
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Tim Harford · @TimHarford 2 Feb 2013
Social versus natural complex systems http://dlvr.it/2tgkKF
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Media Guido · @MediaGuido 2 Feb 2013
Apparently the Observer’s @TobyHelm is telling people he is going to bring down Michael Gove this weekend.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Feb 2013
All who care about evidence-based policy should read this by Nobel-winner: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/332/6031/862.short –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Feb 2013
Eton sponsors state school: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/secondaryeducation/9839489/Eton-College-sponsors-state-boarding-school.html –
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edapt · @edaptuk 30 Jan 2013
edapt | News | Teachers don’t like industrial action: DfE survey confirms edapt’s findings: http://edapt.co/14rnFL1 @TheNFER @educationgovuk
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
.@xtophercook Can Stata give the odds of u being more sensible than Eric Schmidt? Obv you’re much cleverer than him but still…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
.@xtophercook It wasn’t possible before, u had to take 3 separate + pass 2/3. That’s still the case but now must take 3/4, not 3/3. Keep up
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
.@CoatesSally It is a fourth sci, so you do say Phy/Chem/CS. News release here: http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00221085/ebacccompsci –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
.@ATLUnion Who could have predicted that the Unions would oppose replacement of rubbish ICT with Computer Science, step up Twigg…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
.@EducationLabour You supporting inclusion of Computer Sci into EBacc, with Google etc? We keep trying for cross-party agreement…
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Education Next · @EducationNext 30 Jan 2013
We can’t paper over the fact that many other countries are developing much higher skills in their youth than we are: http://ednxt.co/XMB5vE
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
Look forward to hearing
@brianlightman and
@StephenTwigg
echo Google et al on Computer Science. For once can’t we all get on…?
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Sam Freedman · @Samfr 30 Jan 2013
Report also claims that charter chains have especially significant benefits for minority groups and the disadvantaged. http://credo.stanford.edu/pdfs/CGAR%20Press%20Release%20FINAL.pdf –
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Sam Freedman · @Samfr 30 Jan 2013
Important new report from Stanford on charter school growth; with much relevance for free schools. http://credo.stanford.edu/pdfs/CGAR%20Press%20Release%20FINAL.pdf –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
.@teshelen @OECD_Edu Try telling Fields Medallists maths is not ‘creative’. V unwise to distinguish between ‘creative’ and other subjects
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OCR · @ocrexams 30 Jan 2013
Mark Dawe, Chief Executive: “I welcome the inclusion of GCSE Computing in the EBacc – we pioneered the qualification.” http://ow.ly/hgdcj
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
DfE news release on Computer Sci: http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00221085/ebacccompsci –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
Tech chiefs happy with CS into EBac: http://www.politicshome.com/uk/story/32512/
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
.@GregHurstTimes @SchoolDuggery If u want to see what it looks like, ask DfE for NPD and publish yourself – thanks to Gove, u can do this
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
.@miss_mcinerney @SchoolDuggery Why do u think Google, MS, F/book etc so keen+supportive? Why u think e/thing is about ‘traps’ and ‘credit’?
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Ian Livingstone · @ian_livingstone 30 Jan 2013
With Computer Science announced for EBacc I’ll have to moan about something else in my BETT speech on Friday @Bett_show http://bettshow.com/Default.aspx?nid=12&refer=6&id=mainLnk2&id1=ssubLnk5 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
.@SchoolDuggery Uh? Not ‘really’ in it? It is ‘really’ in it as much as Physics GCSE is ‘really’ in it
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
There are 2 ways to get sci pillar in the EBacc. The 1st is ‘Core+Additional’. This is NOT being changed according to DfE and will remain
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
@SchoolDuggery @Samfr With Core + Additional. YES.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
@Tom_Richmond @Samfr Gove said explicitly last year this would happen if exam boards did the work. They have, says BCS. So no whim/surprise
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21261442 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
RT · @ian_livingstone
Computer Science on the E-Bacc. Mission accomplished, Turing lives…
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Ian Livingstone · @ian_livingstone 30 Jan 2013
Computer Science on the E-Bacc.
Mission accomplished, Turing lives…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
It is being announced by DfE now – there’s something called ‘leaks’, not everything is a conspiracy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
.@SchoolDuggery NO! It would be genuinely good news if LAB were to support something obviously good, we don’t all think in terms of ‘traps’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
Can Labour stagger into 21st Century and support Computer Science into Ebac? Let’s hope so…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
@johndunford @BBClukewalton Uh?! We know you’re a reactionary but union types really going to oppose this?! #losing
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
Google, Microsoft, Facebook et al all support CS into Ebac. Kids will learn to create tech, not just use it – active, not passive…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
British Computer Science Report on CS into EBac – look at who supports it: http://academy.bcs.org/news/bcs-calls-computer-science-be-included-ebacc –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
@SchoolDuggery @GregHurstTimes Former have serious argument, latter read too much Derrida
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
E.g. take Phys/Chem/Computer Sci, and get at least a ‘C’ in 2/3
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Jan 2013
Computer Science will become one of 4 separate sciences in the Ebac science pillar alongside Phys/Chem/Biol
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luke walton · @BBClukewalton 30 Jan 2013
The change – which affects England – comes after pressure from the industry(including Google). Aimed at creating a new wave of programmers.
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luke walton · @BBClukewalton 30 Jan 2013
BBC understands that the Government is changing rules to make computer science GCSE count as an Ebacc subject in school league tables
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Jan 2013
Guardian’s reality check blog interesting on childcare, points out higher ratios can increase salaries AND cut fees http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/reality-check/2013/jan/29/britain-childcare-expensive-improve-quality –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Jan 2013
Marilyn Stowe welcomes policies that “ease the enormous financial burden that childcare costs place on parents” http://www.marilynstowe.co.uk/2013/01/29/government-plans-to-raise-nursery-numbers/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Jan 2013
Great piece by Ben Black (My Family Care): “Childcare Ratios Need to Be Relaxed if We Are Going to Make Lasting Change” http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ben-black/childcare-ratios-need-to-be-relaxed_b_2573110.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Jan 2013
.@miss_mcinerney nurseries w/ higher ratios have more income and so can pay staff more. Not ok that atm staff r paid just above min wage
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Jan 2013
.@edujdw @DotLepkowska higher ratios r optional 4 parents and providers. No one’s being forced to do this. & only where high quality staff
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Jan 2013
.@DotLepkowska @miconm so if nurseries and parents want to have higher ratios with better staff, you’d deny them that choice? Why?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Jan 2013
Centre for Social Justice: ratio changes “will be a positive step forward and help to release the power of work for many low-income parents”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Jan 2013
CBI: “these measures are good news and increasing flexibility on child-to-staff ratios is one way of containing costs”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Jan 2013
4Children charity: “Government’s plans to improve the quality and qualifications of staff are very welcome”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Jan 2013
Ben Black, My Family Care: “more leeway on ratios… will lead to better paid jobs, better quality and more affordable childcare”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Jan 2013
Ros Marshall, kidsunlimited, 5th largest UK provider: “We welcome the opportunities offered by the proposed changes to the statutory ratios”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Jan 2013
Busy Bees, UK’s most popular nursery chain:”increased flexibility for providers will give more opportunity to deliver higher quality places”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Jan 2013
Conhome:
Strong backing for Liz Truss’s childcare reforms
http://conservativehome.blogs.com/thetorydiary/2013/01/strong-backing-for-liz-trusss-childcare-reforms.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Jan 2013
RT @HarrietHarman:”It’s not that our childcare is most expensive in eu. Is that uk parents have to pay most”< Labour admit childcare failure ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 29 Jan 2013 .@janemerrick23 @wallaceme good for workers as they'll be better qualified & better paid, thanks to higher ratios in high quality nurseries ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 29 Jan 2013 @wallaceme @janemerrick23 no provider has to take on more kids if they don't want to. and if they do they have to be high quality ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 29 Jan 2013 Freeing high quality providers with well qualified staff to offer more places will mean more choice of great #childcare for parents ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 29 Jan 2013 @janemerrick23 no provider will have to take on more kids. And if they want to they will have to prove they are a high quality provider ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 29 Jan 2013 @RobDotHutton @jameschappers Liz Truss is quoting a report by Professor Cathy Nutbrown on childcare quality. See here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/mar/24/nursery-staff-skills-nutbrown-review - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 29 Jan 2013 Govt plans for more great childcare in full: https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Page1/DFE-00002-2013 - #childcare ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 29 Jan 2013 #childcare changes are about giving high quality providers freedom to provide more places. they don't have to if they don't want to ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: OnTap Communications · @ed_ontap 29 Jan 2013 Government drive to improve childcare system http://ow.ly/hdrcL | Independent ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: DfE · @educationgovuk 29 Jan 2013 Tune in: Elizabeth Truss sets out #childcare changes at 0810 on @BBCr4today ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 29 Jan 2013 @jamestplunkett Busy Bees, 4Children, Kidsunlimited, lots of high quality providers supportive ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Gergely Polner · @eurocrat 28 Jan 2013 RT @EPinUK_Stats: Cost of #childcare as % of family income: Sweden 8%, France 17%, US 39%, UK 40%. (via FT, OECD) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 29 Jan 2013 Most popular nursery provider in the country - Busy Bees - backs the changes saying it will allow them to provide more high quality places ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 29 Jan 2013 @miconm @SchoolDuggery Govt always been clear that the point of the phonics check is to identify those who need extra support ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 29 Jan 2013 Typical @EducationLabour @StephenTwigg hypocrisy - their favoured childcare system has no compulsory ratios at all ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: UK Education Matters · @SchoolDuggery 29 Jan 2013 RT @educationgovuk: Truss on @BBCBreakfast: 'Reforms will help good nurseries to expand and make it easier for parents to find places' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 29 Jan 2013 RT @rchak100 Government to loosen childcare ratios of adults to children - so long as staff are better qualified <- good news for parents ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 29 Jan 2013 .@itsmotherswork you don't want under-5s to speak or count? Really? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Jan 2013 .@trussliz : English nurseries "operating under the least flexible staffing rules in Europe", putting a cap on salaries http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-we-want-to-improve-childcare-in-britain-we-should-learn-from-the-example-of-europe-8470587.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Jan 2013 Elizabeth Truss in Indy: "If we want to improve childcare in Britain, we should learn from the example of Europe" http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-we-want-to-improve-childcare-in-britain-we-should-learn-from-the-example-of-europe-8470587.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Jan 2013 Nursery staff paid barely more than minimum wage under Labour, making it impossible to attract and keep good people. Reform badly needed ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Jan 2013 Under Labour, childcare workers didn't need even a C in GCSE English and Maths. Yet we want them to teach kids their first words and sums ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Jan 2013 After 13 yrs of Labour, parents face highest childcare costs in world besides Switzerland, even tho govt spends £5bn pa. Time for change ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jan 2013 @tobyhelm You were a Labour stooge at the Telegraph and always predicted UK would join triumphant euro ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jan 2013 24% say support has increased, 11% say decreased @tobyhelm You're like Baldwin and Campbell - an activist, not a professional hack ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jan 2013 Twice as many think increase in govt support for sport than decrease in Observer poll. doesn't fit @tobyhelm's view though so he ignored it ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jan 2013 Observer poll finds that more people think govt has increased than decreased support for school & community sport since Olympics @tobyhelm ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Jan 2013 Great news, it's like having a canary in the mine that you don't have to pay or feed, doubt u realise how useful you've been @xtophercook ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Jan 2013 you mean Ben Mascall, spad at DfT since the reshuffle? @xtophercook ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Jan 2013 Sad news that our unofficial analyst, @xtophercook, is being promoted to 'online comment' ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Antony Little · @antonylittle 23 Jan 2013 @toryeducation fully and totally support A-Level changes - going to make a positive difference to students and teachers! #Govetastic ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Andrew Ingham · @andyingham73 23 Jan 2013 @Hodders129 @toryeducation how? Ebac not compulsory. Nothing to stop kids taking arts, sports etc ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Andrew Ingham · @andyingham73 23 Jan 2013 @Hodders129 @toryeducation. Pleny of schools used to 'encourage' btec. Or easier subjects. One reason why history and languages numbers fell ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Jan 2013 Like on the euro, the IOD = right, the CBI (&FT) = all over the place #CBI ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Jan 2013 Approx 100% of Education Establishment are happy for exams to be poor so they can claim 'progress' every year ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Jan 2013 Pop Quiz: Who is right on Maths A Level? A) @brianlightman & @Chris_K_NASUWT OR B) Fields Medallist: http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/what-maths-a-level-doesnt-necessarily-give-you/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Jan 2013 Hilarious/sad watching the Education Establishment defend bad-exam-treadmill because of reflexive hostility #ALevels ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Jan 2013 Linear A Levels will give pupils 2 years to read, think, and develop advanced skills instead of constantly thinking about exams #ALevels ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Jan 2013 .@brianlightman wants to keep crude/memorise/regurgitate exams, not tests of advanced skills, extended writing, maths problem-solving ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Jan 2013 .@brianlightman You really think it's good for pupils to start A Levels in Sep and be immediately preparing for exams in Jan? #ALevels ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Jan 2013 Shame: @brianlightman sides with @Chris_K_NASUWT to support current exam treadmill instead of fewer better exams #ALevels ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Jan 2013 Everybody with an opinion on A Levels should read Fields Medallist Tim Gowers on problems with Maths A Level http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/what-maths-a-level-doesnt-necessarily-give-you/ - #ALevels ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Conor Burns MP · @Conor_BurnsMP 23 Jan 2013 Michael Gove has just skewered a Labour MP at Education Select Committee. Deserved for lazy and sloppy questioning ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Andrew Ingham · @andyingham73 22 Jan 2013 @toryeducation agree this is great news. ALL students benefit from higher expectations. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jan 2013 A shame: Labour & @stephentwigg opposes linear A Levels & wants to keep bite-size exams and endless resits http://www.itv.com/news/2013-01-22/michael-gove-a-levels-modules-as-levels/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jan 2013 .@StephenTwigg AS not being abolished - they will be high quality rigorous standalone qualifications http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9819257/Return-of-end-of-course-exams-in-major-A-level-overhaul.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Elizabeth Truss · @trussliz 22 Jan 2013 @StephenTwigg Labour's Curriculum 2000 ASs and A2s was a disaster for Maths. Numbers studying it plummeted. Only recovering niw. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Telegraph News · @TelegraphNews 22 Jan 2013 End-of-course exams to be reintroduced to A-levels http://soc.li/IKp38Lb ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jan 2013 Jonathan Jones in the Guardian: Tracey Emin's art lesson for Gove won't spark a riot http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2013/jan/22/tracey-emin-art-schools-riot?CMP=twt_gu - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jan 2013 Tks to Ebac more kids doing modern languages, triple science, history & geography. Reversing historic downward trend http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00215171/ebacc-means-twice-as-many-take-academic-subjects- - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jan 2013 A little reminder: the ebacc measure has led to huge increases in kids doing academic subjects russell group value most http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00215171/ebacc-means-twice-as-many-take-academic-subjects- - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jan 2013 .@EducationLabour Doesn't it make sense to get courses ready FIRST, instead of making compulsory when there are no courses for kids to do?! ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Dame Rachel de Souza · @Rachel_deSouza 22 Jan 2013 Gove throws gaunlet to Twigg on Voc Ed | PoliticsHome | Transcripts | PoliticsHome http://www.politicshome.com/uk/article/70323/gove_throws_gaunlet_to_twigg_on_techbacc.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jan 2013 .@EducationLabour In a spirit of cross-party cooperation, how about support from Labour for this vital 'Gowers' course? http://mei.org.uk/files/pdf/Mathematical%20_Problem_Solving_curriculum_press_release_311012.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jan 2013 .@EducationLabour We are ALREADY doing what you neglected, with a Fields Medallist at Cambridge University http://mei.org.uk/files/pdf/Mathematical%20_Problem_Solving_curriculum_press_release_311012.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jan 2013 RT @paulwaugh Michael Gove throws down gauntlet to Stephen Twigg re vocational education. http://polho.me/1407fdf ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Paul Waugh · @paulwaugh 22 Jan 2013 Michael Gove throws down gauntlet to Stephen Twigg re vocational education. http://polho.me/1407fdf ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jan 2013 .@EducationLabour So you are saying that everyone must do A level maths???? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Andrew Old · @oldandrewuk 21 Jan 2013 @EducationLabour In which he explains that an academic education is only suitable for the privileged elite. Is that Labour's position? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Jan 2013 'Why those of us on the left should support Michael Gove's efforts to 'clever-up' the curriculum': http://teachingbattleground.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/why-those-of-us-on-the-left-should-support-michael-goves-efforts-to-clever-up-the-curriculum/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Andrew Old · @oldandrewuk 19 Jan 2013 Pretty sickening to see supposedly "left-wing" people side with Kenneth Baker over the idea only an "elite" can cope with academic exams. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Sean Worth · @SeanWorthUK 20 Jan 2013 Despair of staggers 2day: Ppl still think parking poor kids in "technical education" better than reforming exam system to close the gap ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Jan 2013 More genius @campbellclaret After patenting a Diary (aka The Grid) and The Wheel patents... Fire #YouCantPatentThingsInventedLongAgoYouClown ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Jan 2013 After patenting a Diary (aka 'The Grid'), genius @campbellclaret plans to patent... The Wheel #YouCantPatentThingsInventedLongAgoYouClown ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Jan 2013 Read The Selling of The President @campbellclaret, u may realise UK politics 50 yrs out of date #YouCantPatentThingsInventedLongAgoYouClown ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Jan 2013 .@campbellclaret, why don't you patent the Radio, and the Printing Press while you're at it... #YouCantPatentThingsInventedLongAgoYouClown ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Jan 2013 Genius @campbellclaret, why don't u patent ur 'Grid' as 'A Diary' - oh wait, someone already... #YouCantPatentThingsInventedLongAgoYouClown ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: The tes · @tes 17 Jan 2013 Wilshaw: an outstanding head in the north of England had to go outside his local authority because the LA had rebuffed his advances to help ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Jan 2013 .@labourteachers catch up twiggy - we announced more cadet units in June last year @StephenTwigg http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00211063/more-cadets-for-our-communities - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Jan 2013 RT · @martinnarey Good Min as he was, I don't share view. Gove committed to adoption and care reforms He's given me lots of time ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Sir Martin Narey · @martinnarey 16 Jan 2013 @politicshomeuk Tim L was a great Minister and he's a friend But this doesn't square with adoption being a DfE and No 10 top priority ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Sir Martin Narey · @martinnarey 16 Jan 2013 @TimMontgomerie @timloughton Good Min as he was, I don't share view. Gove committed to adoption and care reforms He's given me lots of time ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Jan 2013 Silence from Labour, @stephentwigg & @alexbigham on Govt plans to free heads to pay good teachers more ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Jan 2013 Highest quality of grads going into teaching ever recorded http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00217134/teaching-agency-census- - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Jan 2013 @JordanWalmsley highest quality graduates going into teaching ever http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00217134/teaching-agency-census- - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Jan 2013 Despite union scaremongering there has been a 3.6% increase in number of applicants for teacher training http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00220071/encouraging-rise-in-teacher-training-figures- - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 13 Jan 2013 Here's @StephenTwigg 's call for abolition of ratios by adopting Swedish system http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2260135/STEPHEN-TWIGG-Parents-frightened-cuts-childcare-training-Cameron-Clegg-agree-plan-reform.html?ito=feeds-newsxml - total incoherence from @EducationLabour ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 13 Jan 2013 .@stephentwigg pls confirm u want to move to Swedish system where there are no mandatory ratios at all? Isn't that what you said this week? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jan 2013 .@campbellclaret calls 4 dirty tricks on man who turned around failing school that caters 4 some of London's poorest kids. Classy 'Hatfield' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jan 2013 John Nash has turned round a failing school. Alistair "Hatfield" @campbellclaret can carry on spinning 4 Putin, Deripaska & Kazakh dictators ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 John Nash will not be taking a ministerial salary ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 .@teshelen that doc also says there are typically 5/6 children per adult in Sweden. Couldn't happen here w/ max ratio of 4:1 for 2-yr-olds ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 .@teshelen that document states that "national statutory requirements for child-staff ratios do not exist". Is that what Labour want here? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 err what about the shambles of your boss attacking higher ratios then endorsing a system with no ratios at all @EducationLabour? @trussliz ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 we won't let @stephentwigg @educationlabour forget that their preferred childcare system has no compulsory ratios at all @trussliz ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 But there are NO ratios in Sweden: "national statutory requirements for child-staff ratios do not exist" http://www.oecd.org/edu/preschoolandschool/1942365.pdf - @stephentwigg ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 1st @stephentwigg attacks @trussliz for suggesting staff:child ratios are loosened, then he advocates Swedish system... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2260135/STEPHEN-TWIGG-Parents-frightened-cuts-childcare-training-Cameron-Clegg-agree-plan-reform.html#ixzz2HZpkBD33 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 .@stephentwigg has today called for the abolition of childcare ratios, blowing a hole in Labour's critique of @trussliz @educationlabour ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 .@stephentwigg almost last in shad cab league tables... http://labourlist.org/2013/01/shadow-cabinet-rankings-burnham-reeves-and-harman-on-top-but-is-it-wither-the-blairites/ - he might go right to the bottom after his latest gaffe... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 oh dear @stephentwigg, seriously embarrasing story for you on childcare coming up @educationlabour @alexbigham ... @edballsmp won't be happy ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 Spectator exclusive: John Nash is the new schools minister http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2013/01/exclusive-john-nash-is-the-new-schools-minister/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 Beverley Hughes, children's minister 2005 to 2009, said how Labour's approach on childcare "was probably wrong" http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/oct/28/childcare-bankrupting-middle-britain - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 Interesting letter from Canadian Professor on Mary Seacole in the Indy http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/letters/letters-myths-about-crimeas-mary-seacole-8444933.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 Labour an ideas-free zone on childcare. Same old story. @stephentwigg has nothing to say ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 Labour & @stephentwigg's record: number of childminders has almost halved since 1997, reducing choice & flexibility & parents. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 Labour and stephentwigg's record after 13 years: Far fewer mothers working in England than other major European economies ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jan 2013 Labour and @stephentwigg's record: UK parents face the highest childcare costs in the world besides Switzerland ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 9 Jan 2013 Indy splash is a report by an independent think tank and should not be taken seriously as any reflection of tory policy now or in the future ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Jan 2013 You do realise that report is about 3-6-year-olds and @trussliz is talking about ratios for under-3s? #tryagain @EducationLabour @TheEIU ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jan 2013 V aware of that info @IPPR_NickP which shows tighter ratios than France (4:1), Holland/Denmark (5:1) @OliverCooper @SamCoatesTimes @trussliz ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jan 2013 Don't confuse mandatory limits and utilisation rates @IPPR_NickP. England's mandatory limits v tight @OliverCooper @SamCoatesTimes @trussliz ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jan 2013 Have you checked with the French government? 4:1 for childminders @IPPR_NickP @SamCoatesTimes @trussliz ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jan 2013 .@IPPR_NickP 's facts are wrong. French childminder ratio is 4:1, not 3:1 as his article says. It's 3:1 in England @samcoatestimes @trussliz ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Jan 2013 @AlexWhiteUK @StephenTwigg we've been calling for them since opposition. and he doesn't like Acads which have the freedom to actually do it ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Jan 2013 Longer school days & great enrichment programme includ horseriding & cello lessons turning around this failing primary http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2256341/The-failing-primary-asks-pupils-stay-till-6pm-Headmaster-introduces-longer-hours-bid-transform-results.html?ito=feeds-newsxml - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Dame Rachel de Souza · @Rachel_deSouza 3 Jan 2013 @miconm a positive article &great to see the schools hard work recognised. The longer day was controversial & they were right to stand by it ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Dame Rachel de Souza · @Rachel_deSouza 3 Jan 2013 The failing primary that asks pupils to stay till 6pm: Headmaster introduces longer hours in bid to ... http://bit.ly/Wf6RjT via @MailOnline ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Sarah Mintey · @SarahMintey 3 Jan 2013 @Rachel_deSouza excellent national coverage demonstrating the positive impact of a sponsored academy! #InspirationTrust ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Brandon Lewis MP · @BrandonLewis 3 Jan 2013 Good to see @GreatYPA getting coverage for helping pupils be the best they can be: http://bit.ly/Wf6RjT via @MailOnline ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 2 Jan 2013 @bellaale @bootleian near tripled its numbers in one term ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 2 Jan 2013 @bootleian when full it will have 540 pupils so that maths is wrong ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 2 Jan 2013 Beccles free school - attacked by @StephenTwigg for having 37 pupils - now has 102 & is increasingly popular with parents http://conservativehome.blogs.com/localgovernment/2013/01/will-twigg-apologise-to-beccles-free-school.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: ConservativeHome · @ConHome 2 Jan 2013 From @harryph : Will Twigg apologise to Beccles Free School? http://bit.ly/1348KFP ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 2 Jan 2013 Highest number of top level graduates going into teaching EVER recorded http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00217134/teaching-agency-census- - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 2 Jan 2013 Vacancy rates in teaching are at their lowest since 2005 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 2 Jan 2013 RT @GregHands Always worth remembering when hearing Christine Blower, she was a candidate in 2000 for Socialist Alliance. Even 2 left 4 Ken ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Greg Hands · @GregHands 2 Jan 2013 Always worth remembering when hearing Christine Blower, she was a candidate in 2000 for the far left Socialist Alliance. Even too left 4 Ken ------------------------------------------------------ 2012

Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Dec 2012
.@campbellclaret enjoy being pitch-bait for Portland with Kazakhs and Deripaska?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Dec 2012
One of your friends in No10 emails us ‘Alastair and Fiona have a cheek, they hired private tutors for their kids’. Rebuttal @campbellclaret?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Dec 2012
@campbellclaret we are a distributed network – there is no ‘name’
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Dec 2012
Why @campbellclaret , do you want to find a Hatfield character to discuss my pension? #UknowEXACTLYwhatthismeans
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Dec 2012
RT @JayMitchinson Dunston Primary School parents have had enough of being messed about, and are STRIKING BACK! pic.twitter.com/g1cAkbfx
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Dunston Primary School parents have had enough of being messed about, and are STRIKING BACK! pic.twitter.com/2FJaDonf
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Dec 2012
Parent against teacher strikes: “It’s not fair on the children – there’s a lot of disruption and they’re getting upset” http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/local/parents-clash-with-striking-teachers-at-dunston-primary-school-1-5237635 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Dec 2012
Parent: “We want these teachers 2 stop striking & return 2 the classroom – every professional has 2 have appraisals.” http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/local/parents-clash-with-striking-teachers-at-dunston-primary-school-1-5237635 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Dec 2012
Parents tell unions to stop obstructing our children’s education. @Chris_K_NASUWT @nasuwtunion @campbellclaret http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/local/parents-clash-with-striking-teachers-at-dunston-primary-school-1-5237635 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Dec 2012
Derbyshire Times: Protesting parents call on teachers to stop striking over appraisals & return to the classroom http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/local/parents-clash-with-striking-teachers-at-dunston-primary-school-1-5237635 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Dec 2012
Guardian story on PE doesn’t mention Andy Reed is a former Labour MP. Guess ‘Labour politician attacks govt’ is less of a story @owen_g
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Dec 2012
…and this from the man who came up with the phrase ‘bog standard comprehensive’ @campbellclaret
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Dec 2012
D’you often accuse people u disagree with of “meltdowns” @campbellclaret ? Or are you still worried about the stigma around mental illness?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Dec 2012
Typical @campbellclaret, can’t fess up when he’s caught lying. D’you think a few blogs on schools will make people forget the Dodgy Dossier?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Dec 2012
10. Come on @campbellclaret, what’s your response? #dodgy #caughtredhanded
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Dec 2012
9. Will @campbellclaret ever learn? Perpetual distortion makes people remember the Dodgy Dossier
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Dec 2012
8. Radio silence from @campbellclaret
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Dec 2012
7. Barber confirms ‘that is true’ https://twitter.com/MichaelBarber9/status/280387501821153280 – @campbellclaret
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Dec 2012
6. Times points out M Barber supports Gove https://twitter.com/GregHurstTimes/status/280387175080660992 – @campbellclaret
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Dec 2012
5. Times points out @campbellclaret wrong on Adonis https://mobile.twitter.com/GregHurstTimes/status/280386784687423489?p=v – Adonis has backed Free Schools: http://www.newstatesman.com/education/2012/03/free-schools-labour-academies –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Dec 2012
4. Times points out @campbellclaret wrong on Blair https://twitter.com/GregHurstTimes/status/280386155244027905 – Blair backed Gove reforms in Times interview: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article3055938.ece –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Dec 2012
3. @campbellclaret resorts to usual tactics – distortion – claims Blair/Adonis oppose Gove https://twitter.com/campbellclaret/status/280341529799843840 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Dec 2012
2. Gove advisor explains what @campbellclaret is right and wrong about http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2012/12/michael-gove-what-is-campbellclaret-right-and-wrong-about.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Dec 2012
1. @campbellclaret blogs on Gove http://www.alastaircampbell.org/blog/2012/12/15/the-media-love-michael-gove-but-the-any-questions-audience-was-not-so-gullible/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Dec 2012
10-point re-cap of the weekend’s Gove/Alistair Campbell activity coming up… @campbellclaret
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Matt Hancock · @matthancockmp 16 Dec 2012
After spending vg day with Andrew Adonis on Friday, great to hear over w/e of support for education reforms from Blair & @Michaelbarber9
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 16 Dec 2012
Humiliation for @campbellclaret. Try to learn to stop distorting facts, or your credibility will never recover #dodgy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 16 Dec 2012
That’s what happens when you distort the truth @campbellclaret , when will you learn? #dodgy
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Sir Michael Barber · @MichaelBarber9 16 Dec 2012
@GregHurstTimes That’s true.
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Greg Hurst · @GregHurstTimes 16 Dec 2012
Incidentally @MichaelBarber9 another key figure in Blair school reforms also backs much of Gove programme eg free schools
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Greg Hurst · @GregHurstTimes 16 Dec 2012
I know for certain @campbellclaret is wrong about @Andrew_Adonis re expanding academies + free schools tho he is sceptical re axing GCSEs
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Greg Hurst · @GregHurstTimes 16 Dec 2012
Blair essentially told me that the coalition was continuing with the thrust of his academy reforms, although he would not say more…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 16 Dec 2012
Blair on the record backing Gove. @campbellclaret up to the same old tricks that brought us the dodgy dossier
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 16 Dec 2012
Blair: “breaking up the system in favour of academies and trust schools-these were things we started” @campbellclaret http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3638081/Red-Ed-Miliband-warning-by-Tony-Blair.html#ixzz1PKUUrVt5 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 16 Dec 2012
Blair: “wld be bizarre to disagree with them doing the Academy programme-why would I want to say that?” @campbellclaret http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article3055938.ece –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 16 Dec 2012
Why does Blair back Gove’s education reforms @campbellclaret? For the same reasons he ignored your views on schools when you were in No 10?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 16 Dec 2012
.@campbellclaret always been wrong on education, that’s why Blair and Adonis ignored him on it (thankfully for the children of this country)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 16 Dec 2012
RT @ConHome From @harryph : Most teachers back performance pay – why won’t Alastair Campbell? @campbellclaret http://bit.ly/V0JpKo
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ConservativeHome · @ConHome 16 Dec 2012
From @harryph : Most teachers back performance pay – why won’t Alastair Campbell? http://bit.ly/V0JpKo
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Paul Goodman · @PaulGoodmanCH 15 Dec 2012
A Gove adviser takes @campbellclaret to task on @ConHome. http://is.gd/Tvv8Sx
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 16 Dec 2012
RT @GuidoFawkes This puts @CampbellClaret on the canvas listening to the count ..6 ..7..8 ..9 http://guyfawk.es/Y61HwR
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 15 Dec 2012
@MerthyrNASUWT refusing to: be appraised, write more than 1 report for parents, cover for colleagues. Just 3 out of 25 union instructions
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 15 Dec 2012
What is @campbellclaret right and wrong about when attacking michael gove – http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2012/12/michael-gove-what-is-campbellclaret-right-and-wrong-about.html –
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Fraser Nelson · @FraserNelson 15 Dec 2012
A Gove adviser explains Gove’s strategy to Alastair Campbell on ConHome: http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2012/12/michael-gove-what-is-campbellclaret-right-and-wrong-about.html –
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Toby Young · @toadmeister 15 Dec 2012
Excellent rebuttal of @campbellclaret’s pedestrian, out-of-date critique of Gove’s education reforms http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2012/12/michael-gove-what-is-campbellclaret-right-and-wrong-about.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 15 Dec 2012
A response to @campbellclaret & @schooltruth http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2012/12/michael-gove-what-is-campbellclaret-right-and-wrong-about.html –
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ConservativeHome · @ConHome 15 Dec 2012
Re Michael Gove: What is @campbellclaret right – and wrong – about? http://bit.ly/UIi39M
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Media Guido · @MediaGuido 14 Dec 2012
Newsnight Parent Governor Actually Labour Activist: http://guyfawk.es/SYRYoo
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 14 Dec 2012
Turns out Lucy Reese is actually a Labour party activist http://www.leftfutures.org/contributors/ tut tut @BBCNewsnight @Sanchia7 (2/2)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 14 Dec 2012
Last night @BBCNewsnight & @Sanchia7 featured a “parent governor” from Camden opposing free schools… (1/2)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Dec 2012
@schlteacher read the quotes in here and you’ll see this is aimed at militants http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2012/12/michael-gove-tells-heads-to-dock-the-pay-of-militant-staff/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Dec 2012
RT@NUTonline League tables r absolute blot on educatn landscape. time we stopped this ridiculous measure of achievemt in schools <-appalling ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: DfE · @educationgovuk 13 Dec 2012 Results show that fewer schools are below the floor target. Heads, teachers and pupils deserve credit for meeting the challenge head on. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: DfE · @educationgovuk 13 Dec 2012 Last year higher primary school floor targets were introduced to drive up standards with immediate effect. http://ow.ly/g40Fx ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: DfE · @educationgovuk 13 Dec 2012 2012 Primary Performance tables published: http://ow.ly/g40Fx ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 13 Dec 2012 RT @IsabelHardman Here's a bigger version of that advent calendar of teaching unions' work-to-rule instructions http://specc.ie/Z1Y5gF ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Isabel Hardman · @IsabelHardman 13 Dec 2012 Here's a bigger version of that advent calendar of teaching unions' work-to-rule instructions http://specc.ie/Z1Y5gF ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Dec 2012 Great to see vice president of ASCL @IanBauckham point out many heads in favour of STRB pay proposals. @brianlightman ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Ian Bauckham · @IanBauckham 12 Dec 2012 @toryeducation @brianlightman However many heads in favour of greater freedoms proposed in recent STRB report. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Dec 2012 Setting out long list of activities that teachers should refuse 2 do is "empowering teachers as professionals" according to @Chris_K_NASUWT ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Dec 2012 Setting out a long list of activities that teachers should refuse to do is "empowering teachers as professionals" according to @nasuwtunion ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Dec 2012 Absurd 4 @nasuwtunion 2 say this action is "parent friendly". They r telling teachers 2 refuse 2 give more than 1 written report to parents ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Stephen Exley · @stephenexley 12 Dec 2012 DfE: "We will support any school that takes appropriate sanctions against this irresponsible industrial action." ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Stephen Exley · @stephenexley 12 Dec 2012 DfE: "NASUWT & NUT are trying to intimidate school leaders through threats of strike action & legal action." ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Stephen Exley · @stephenexley 12 Dec 2012 Now we've had a DfE response to the NASUWT's response to Gove's letter on the NUT/NUT action. Safe to say the gloves are well & truly off. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Dec 2012 Silence from @stephentwigg on work to rule. Do you agree heads should dock pay of disruptive staff? @alexbigham @EducationLabour ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Jerauld Vaughan · @BlindManFromDC 12 Dec 2012 @toryeducation @DonnaInSussex I wish we had Tory Education in the District of Columbia Public Schools! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Dec 2012 Haringey's enemies of promise (=unions) failed to stop us turning round a failing school & now they must reimburse taxpayers' legal costs ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Dec 2012 Great news: unions abandon Downhills legal action so Harris can continue turning school round after years of failure http://www.standard.co.uk/news/education/michael-gove-tells-heads-dock-the-pay-of-disruptive-worktorule-staff-8411365.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Dec 2012 Gove tells heads: Dock the pay of 'disruptive' work-to-rule staff http://www.standard.co.uk/news/education/michael-gove-tells-heads-dock-the-pay-of-disruptive-worktorule-staff-8411365.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Stephen Exley · @stephenexley 12 Dec 2012 Gove's war on the unions continues. A letter to heads says NUT/NAUSWT action is "damaging children's education" & advises pay deductions. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Ian Thomas · @DCC_ianthomas 12 Dec 2012 Well done to governing body, headteacher & teaching staff for keeping Dunstone Primary School open during strike action. Well appreciated. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Ian Thomas · @DCC_ianthomas 11 Dec 2012 To avert strike action at Dunston Primary NASUWT wanted us to cancel all meetings where the intention was to discuss teacher performance. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Dec 2012 Will @brianlightman side with Keates again? The ASCL Board wouldn't be happy, Brian... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Dec 2012 Gove: heads have more power to dock pay of teachers in breach of contract than many think http://education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/emergencyplanning/f00218425/nut-nasuwt-ind-action - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Dec 2012 Strong rumours the ASCL Board v unimpressed that @brianlightman sided with Keates + Blower over STRB #OutOfTouch ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Dec 2012 #newsnight panel clearly showing France do childcare better & cheaper. Labour's legacy of high costs. Need for reform clear ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Simon Newton · @reporternewton 10 Dec 2012 #newsnight looking at the scandalous cost of childcare in Britain. Ave family now spending 27% of income on it. 2nd highest of all OECD. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Dec 2012 Labour's childcare legacy: 66% of mothers in the UK work, less than France, Denmark, Netherlands or Germany @EducationLabour @BBCAllegra ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Dec 2012 .@qriaz that's exactly what the Ebacc league table measure has done. Increased the number of kids doing history GCSE http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00215171/ebacc-means-twice-as-many-take-academic-subjects- - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Dec 2012 Labour's childcare legacy - British parents face the highest childcare bills in the world after Switzerland @EducationLabour @BBCAllegra ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Dec 2012 Labour's childcare legacy - British parents now face the highest childcare bills in the world after Switzerland @alexbigham @BBCAllegra ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Dec 2012 Myth busting from @edaptuk - "why scaremongering over pay reforms won't help improve perception of the profession" http://edapt.co/XK4Kuc ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: edapt · @edaptuk 10 Dec 2012 Trust me, I'm a teacher: why scaremongering over pay reforms won't help improve perception of the profession http://edapt.co/XK4Kuc ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Tim Montgomerie · @TimMontgomerie 9 Dec 2012 A 5* movie downgraded to 3* in a bid to combat grade inflation... Michael Gove as you've never seen him before pic.twitter.com/wEOXIYNf Embedded image permalink ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Antony Little · @antonylittle 5 Dec 2012 @toryeducation you have to remember that @MaryBousted doesn't represent all her members! #atl ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 .@chris_k_NASUWT: plans put "unlimited discretion on pay in the hands of head teachers". Most people will wonder why that isn't the case now ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 .@MaryBoustedATL thinks paying good teachers more will be "a disaster for children's education". hmmm ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 .@stephentwigg: "national pay is the fairest approach" so you're against today's proposals to scrap automatic increases? @EducationLabour ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 Re last tweet, '6 months' is just illustrative - point is it's up to heads and 'pay points' are now discretionary #PayGoodMore ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 Will be interesting to see @Chris_K_NASUWT @NUTonline @brianlightman argue "heads shd NOT have power to pay good teachers more" #PayGoodMore ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 Unnoticed so far: heads get power to move teachers to a higher pay band. From 9/13 they can promote a teacher from 21k to 51k after 6 months ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 so are you saying former trustee of the BBC and now Ofcom Dame Patricia Hodgson is corrupt @Chris_K_NASUWT? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 you're completely wrong @StephenTwigg, Gove has always opposed regional pay. try again @EducationLabour ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 What Chris Keates says to Ministers: 'There are NO bad teachers.' Explains opposition to paying good teachers more? @Chris_K_NASUWT ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 Still astonished @brianlightman says teachers don't get automatic pay rises. Doesn't he realise 99% of teachers get incremental increases? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 Only the min and max pay levels rise 1%: no more automatic pay rises, easier for heads to reward best + ease the worst out #PayGoodMore ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 "the claim that [teachers] receive automatic pay rises is incorrect" says @brianlightman You should spend more time at coalface #PayGoodMore ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 Surely you agree with freedom for heads to pay good teachers more? @Chris_K_NASUWT @NUTonline @MaryBoustedATL @brianlightman #PayGoodMore ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 NAHT: "Progression on the basis of good performance is a sensible principle" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 NAHT: "a reasonable balance has been struck... giving school leaders the tools they need to reward and encourage great teaching" ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Russell Hobby · @russellhobby 5 Dec 2012 The ability to offer fixed term payments for additional project responsibilities will be very useful ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Russell Hobby · @russellhobby 5 Dec 2012 End of automatic increments. Pay framework remains but MUCH looser (min and max effectively). Streamlined threshold process ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 No more automatic pay rises for teachers - pay rises based on merit #PayGoodMore ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Dec 2012 Gove-Osborne: effective end of national pay awards, freedom for heads to pay great teachers more #PayGoodMore ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Nov 2012 .@jennygaylor no doubt ur food great b4 becoming an acad. but @jamieoliver argument is acads have no standards so bad food. clearly nonsense ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Nov 2012 .@jamieoliver but academies don't have to meet food standards so according to you the food will be a disaster? Clearly not true ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Nov 2012 .@jamieoliver praises the food at Carshalton Boys Sports College but forgets to mention it is an Academy. Why no mention Jamie? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Nov 2012 Sunday Times: Gove's 'Soviet' maths school targets brightest http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Education/article1167689.ece ... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Nov 2012 ... is sending a dreadful signal that will only decrease the number of loving homes available to children in need." ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Nov 2012 Gove: "Any council that decides supporting a mainstream UK political party disbars an individual from looking after children in care... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Nov 2012 Gove: "We need more parents to foster and many more to adopt." ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Nov 2012 Gove: "We should not allow considerations of ethnic or cultural background to prevent children being placed with loving & stable families." ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Nov 2012 Gove: "The ideology behind Rotherham's decision is actively harmful to children." ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Nov 2012 Gove: "Rotherham's reasons for denying this family the chance to foster are indefensible... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Nov 2012 Gove: "Rotherham have made the wrong decision in the wrong way for the wrong reasons... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Nov 2012 Following is a Michael Gove quote on the Rotherham / UKIP story ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Nick Reay · @nickareay 23 Nov 2012 -@toryeducation: .@campbellclaret hasn't noticed that WE are replacing YOUR rubbish ICT curriculum with computer science..- << great point ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Nov 2012 All Labour has to say is 'our exam system is great' despite almost every STEM professor disagreeing @campbellclaret #LabourStuckInThePast ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Nov 2012 .@campbellclaret also hasn't noticed that WE r working on 3D fabricators in schools - next industrial revolution? Does he know what one is? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Nov 2012 .@campbellclaret hasn't noticed that WE are putting huge resources into Maths -the foundation of all technology. Is that 'backward looking'? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Nov 2012 Google, Microsoft, Facebook, BCS all back us introducing computer science. Is that 'backward looking' @campbellclaret? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16493929 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Nov 2012 .@campbellclaret hasn't noticed that WE are replacing YOUR rubbish ICT curriculum with computer science. Is that 'backward looking'? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Nov 2012 Fields Medallist:'A-levels have got easier and schools have a natural tendency to teach to the test' Comment @brianlightman @Chris_K_NASUWT? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Nov 2012 Fascinating Professor Gowers blog on problems with A Level Maths: http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/what-maths-a-level-doesnt-necessarily-give-you/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Father Richard · @trinheadmaster 14 Nov 2012 "Schls which are academically successful are invariably successful in non-acad. areas-the converse-is not always true." http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/speeches/a00217008/secretary-of-state-gives-speech-to-iaa - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Daniel Willingham · @DTWillingham 14 Nov 2012 Finally got the text of #Gove speech. Doesn't use the word "rote"--in fact warns against it, despite this @guardian hed http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/nov/14/michael-gove-backs-learning-by-rote - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Nov 2012 Gove takes action over failing school in Derby http://www.itv.com/news/central/2012-11-05/derby-school-fails-to-improve/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Nov 2012 Leicester Mercury article on the new Hindu free school: "Now we're up and running!" http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/running/story-17237078-detail/story.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: DfE · @educationgovuk 5 Nov 2012 RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Teachers to go to all state secondary schools: http://ow.ly/f1Jg1 ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Isabel Hardman · @IsabelHardman 2 Nov 2012 V.striking graphs from Ofqual's English GCSE report which found teachers felt pressured to 'cheat' when marking http://specc.ie/PrxbJR ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Matt Hancock · @matthancockmp 2 Nov 2012 Today we have announced further action on Engineering skills: developing with employers new rigorous qualifications http://bit.ly/QaNBYa ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 1 Nov 2012 Great piece by Prof Tim Gowers on introducing a new 'real world' maths course to schools, in Spectator: http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/8744071/should-alice-marry-bob/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 1 Nov 2012 are u really confused by fact we're looking at France/Germany/Denmark as well as Dutch agency model? @EducationLabour @trussliz @cathynewman ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 1 Nov 2012 worth reading @trussliz 's Telegraph article for true position: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/familyadvice/9609548/Squeezed-parents-cannot-afford-childcare.html - @EducationLabour @cathynewman ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 1 Nov 2012 .@trussliz highlighted one aspect of Dutch model in particular: childminder agencies. Even IPPR back agencies @EducationLabour @cathynewman ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 1 Nov 2012 .@EducationLabour wrong to say @trussliz wants to import Dutch model wholesale. Also interested in France, Denmark, Germany @cathynewman ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 1 Nov 2012 Gove funding brilliant idea from Fields Medallist Tim Gowers and MEI http://mei.org.uk/files/pdf/Mathematical%20_Problem_Solving_curriculum_press_release_311012.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Oct 2012 @xtophercook if you spend more time in Oxbridge you'll soon learn there are serious probs with the type of questions in A-Levels ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Oct 2012 .@xtophercook why d'you think Cambridge mathematicians came to us to re-write maths curric?Because they think A-Levels are 'basically fine'? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Oct 2012 .@stephentwigg today says he's interested in co-op nurseries set up& run by parents. In other words, free schools for toddlers. Interesting. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Oct 2012 We're looking at childcare systems in France, Germany & Denmark as well as Holland. Wrong to say we're only interested in Dutch model ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Oct 2012 Too late @SallyBercow @StephenTwigg After 13 yrs of Labour we have highest childcare costs in world besides Switzerland. Disgraceful ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Oct 2012 Observer: "childcare workforce disgracefully low paid". Lab talked about "early years profession" then paid them barely more than min wage ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Oct 2012 Observer: after 13 years of Labour "combo of benefits, tax credits, tax and childcare costs batters both middle- and low-income families" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Oct 2012 Observer: Labour's failures means it is usually "economically unviable for a second wage-earner in the family to work" http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/28/observer-editorial-childcare-needs-radical-strategy?CMP=twt_fd - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Oct 2012 Labour's childcare failures exposed in tomorrow's Observer. Ex-Labour Children's Minister admits they got it wrong http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/28/observer-editorial-childcare-needs-radical-strategy?CMP=twt_fd - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Oct 2012 RT: @educationgovuk National Prospectus Grants Programme 2013-15 is now open to applications: http://ow.ly/eMXMl ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Oct 2012 .@holleyalex @IsabelHardman fact is the old test was too easy - 98% passed. This is a more challenging test which will help raise standards ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Oct 2012 Spectator blog by @IsabelHardman "Michael Gove to toughen up teacher training" http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2012/10/michael-gove-to-toughen-up-teacher-training/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Isabel Hardman · @IsabelHardman 26 Oct 2012 Really tickled by Labour's response to Gove's teacher training announcement: http://specc.ie/U0TL8V ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 25 Oct 2012 "@Andrew_Adonis: Dragon School to sponsor 3 academies in deprived Blackbird Leys. Great! http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/10005297.Independent_school_to_sponsor_three_Blackbird_Leys_primaries/ -" but does @StephenTwigg agree? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Andrew Adonis · @Andrew_Adonis 25 Oct 2012 Dragon School, one of England's top private prep schools, to sponsor 3 academies in deprived Blackbird Leys. Great! http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/10005297.Independent_school_to_sponsor_three_Blackbird_Leys_primaries/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Schools News · @Schools_News 23 Oct 2012 TELEGRAPH: Cambridge University academics 'to set maths A-levels': Tough new maths A-levels will be set by Cambr... http://bit.ly/VBbieA ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Oct 2012 Telegraph: Cambridge University academics 'to set Maths A-levels' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9628595/Cambridge-University-academics-to-set-maths-A-levels.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Gabriel Milland · @gabrielmilland 23 Oct 2012 @xtophercook The unkinder sort of SpAd would suggest it certainly wasn't to break stories! ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Telegraph Politics · @TelePolitics 23 Oct 2012 Blog: If Miliband's stealing Disraeli, Gove will take Tony Blair http://tgr.ph/OZchl1 ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Robert Colvile · @rcolvile 23 Oct 2012 Blogpost: If Miliband's stealing Disraeli, Gove will take Blair http://tgr.ph/OZchl1 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Oct 2012 Gove destroys Ed Miliband and Blue Labour http://www.politicshome.com/uk/article/64134/raising_standards_extending_opportunities_michael_gove_speech_to_politeia_think_tank_.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Oct 2012 .@amberruddmp: "it's time we stopped treating childcare workers like the infants they are supposed to be looking after" http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2012/10/from-amberruddmp-we-should-look-at-the-danish-model-of-childcare-for-a-higher-quality-system-providi-1.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Oct 2012 Excellent article by @amberruddmp knocking back some of @pollytoynbee 's wilder claims on childcare: http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2012/10/from-amberruddmp-we-should-look-at-the-danish-model-of-childcare-for-a-higher-quality-system-providi-1.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Oct 2012 @Mr_Chas hilarious ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Oct 2012 .@stephentwigg calls 4 speaking & listening skills but he didn't hear Marr ask 5 times if Lab would push more failing schools 2 become acads ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Iain Martin · @iainmartin1 21 Oct 2012 Am now even less clear on what Labour education policy is after watching Andrew Marr's excellent interview with S Twigg. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Oct 2012 Err all schools ARE eligible for academy status. U say it's 'absurd' to have 2000+ academies - sounds like opposition to me @EducationLabour ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Oct 2012 So you're pro extending academy freedoms but anti extending academy status... Don't you realise how ridiculous that looks? @EducationLabour ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Oct 2012 Now @stephentwigg opposes removing modules. Yet again, Labour the last defenders of grade inflation & dumbing down ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Oct 2012 Marr asks if he'd extend or reduce academies. @stephentwigg complains it's "the wrong question"! Only because he doesn't have an answer ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Oct 2012 Marr points out @stephentwigg used to be "relaxed" about academies and free schools, doesn't seem so relaxed any more ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Oct 2012 .@pollytoynbee refers to "low-skilled" carers but attacks looser ratios. Doesn't understand looser ratios = better paid higher quality staff ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Oct 2012 ...and this govt is extending free childcare to 40% most disadvantaged 2-year-olds. @pollytoynbee so selective it's laughable ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Oct 2012 .@pollytoynbee praises Labour for 3- and 4-year-old free childcare offer, apparently ignorant of fact this govt increased it to 15hrs... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Oct 2012 Ludicrous article by @pollytoynbee on childcare. Attacks looser ratios then cites Nordic countries (which have looser ratios) No consistency ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Oct 2012 Mandy tells Labour not to turn the clock back on school reform... but are @stephentwigg & @educationlabour listening? http://labourlist.org/2012/10/the-prince-of-darkness-is-back-and-hes-talking-about-domestic-politics/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Oct 2012 Unfortunately @SharonHodgsonMP you'll be hearing about Labour's failures on childcare from now till 2015. 2nd highest costs in the world ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Oct 2012 .@gabyhinsliff @SharonHodgsonMP but relative to other countries, we have fallen behind... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Oct 2012 .@SharonHodgsonMP have you even looked at the figures on UK mums working? Fewer than France, Germany, Denmark etc etc, all thanks to Labour ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Oct 2012 .@SharonHodgsonMP your party priced mothers out of the workplace by making childcare unaffordable. That's Labour's legacy to women ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Oct 2012 .@SharonHodgsonMP you were in power for 13 years!!! By the time you were booted out, UK families faced 2nd highest childcare costs in world ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Oct 2012 .@SharonHodgsonMP there we have it, Labour think they left childcare in great shape. U can only trust this govt to deliver childcare reform ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Oct 2012 .@SharonHodgsonMP you mean the workforce you paid £13k a year to? You think that makes it an attractive profession? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Oct 2012 .@SharonHodgsonMP so the IPPR were muddying the water when they called your childcare system 'expensive', 'inefficient', 'variable' etc? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Oct 2012 .@SharonHodgsonMP so Labour left behind an affordable & high quality childcare system in 2010? Try talking to parents & see if they agree ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Oct 2012 Still waiting for @sharonhodgsonmp to endorse or reject IPPR attack on Labour's cash benefits. Last govt failed on quality & affordability ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Oct 2012 Sad to see @sharonhodgsonmp 's disingenuous attack on @trussliz to deflect attention from Labour's failure to deliver affordable childcare ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Oct 2012 .@sharonhodgsonmp deliberately misrepresents @trussliz She supports Dutch agency structure but explicitly rejects importing system wholesale ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Oct 2012 .@sharonhodgsonmp conveniently ignores IPPR on Labour's childcare legacy: 'expensive', 'inefficient', 'low-quality, 'variable' & 'confusing' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Oct 2012 Or that after 13 years of Labour, fewer UK mothers work than France, Holland or Germany. Reversal of position in 80s & 90s @sharonhodgsonmp ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Oct 2012 Strange that @sharonhodgsonmp 's telegraph blog doesn't mention that the number of childminders almost halved under the last govt ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Oct 2012 Zero chance of A Levels being abolished - any ABacc would only be a league table measure ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Oct 2012 .@SharonHodgsonMP @trussliz doesn't say cash. Btw are you now rejecting Labour's system of cash benefits? Or do you disagree with the IPPR? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Oct 2012 .@SharonHodgsonMP nowhere in @trussliz 's report does it mention giving cash to parents. That's what you did and the IPPR criticise it ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Oct 2012 .@IPPR_NickP it's a pretty basic equation. If they can look after more children, they can be paid more. That lets you improve quality ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Oct 2012 .@SharonHodgsonMP @PatGlassMP @trussliz is talking about something similar to Danish system IPPR advocate. & they criticise "cash benefits" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Oct 2012 .@IPPR_NickP don't you see the link between looser ratios & higher quality childcare? Looser ratios = better paid staff ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Oct 2012 .@PatGlassMP @SharonHodgsonMP @trussliz criticism of "cash benefits" (ie tax credits) littered through report. Have you not read it either? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Oct 2012 .@SharonHodgsonMP err no. IPPR criticise "cash benefits" throughout & say we should move away to be more like Denmark. Still not read it? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Oct 2012 .@IPPR_NickP they are averages, not mandatory ratios. And they are looser than the UK. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Oct 2012 Quick q @EducationLabour d'you agree with your fave think tank that your childcare system is 'expensive', 'inefficient' & 'confusing'? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Oct 2012 .@IPPR_NickP so what are they? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Oct 2012 .@sharonhodgsonMP don't you realise the IPPR report slams Labour's tax credits? haven't you read the report? http://www.labour.org.uk/ippr-report-childcare,2012-10-16 - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Elizabeth Truss · @trussliz 16 Oct 2012 @SharonHodgsonMP you obviously haven't read the IPPR report which slams excessive focus on "cash benefits"- introduced by Labour ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Elizabeth Truss · @trussliz 16 Oct 2012 @EducationLabour Labour had 13 years to reform childcare. Instead now highest costs except Switz and fewer mums working than Germany. #fail ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Elizabeth Truss · @trussliz 16 Oct 2012 @EducationLabour given it describes the system Labour created as "expensive", "inefficient" and "variable" I thought would be uncomf for you ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Oct 2012 .@IPPR_NickP do you realise that the Danish system you advocate has no ratios for nurseries at all and looser ratios for childminders? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Oct 2012 IPPR on Labour's legacy: "inefficient funding... expensive overheads... highly fragmented provider market... all contribute to high costs" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Oct 2012 1st sentence of IPPR report: 'childcare in the UK is more expensive and/or more variable in quality than in many other European countries' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Oct 2012 IPPR confirm that Labour left behind a childcare system that's 'expensive' and 'inefficient' - and that's from Labour's favourite think tank ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Elizabeth Truss · @trussliz 16 Oct 2012 My piece in Telegraph on why childcare is so expensive and what to do about it. http://bit.ly/Qpakwu ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 9 Oct 2012 Gove tells union leaders "don't let your ideology hold back our children". Withdrawing this document would be a start http://www.teachers.org.uk/files/Action-Guidance-A4-24pp--8372-all-mem.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 9 Oct 2012 Even Fiona Millar says work-to-rule instructions go too far http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/oct/08/teaching-unions-school-improvement - Shows how extreme these general secretaries have become ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 9 Oct 2012 Unions tell teachers not to give more than one written report on pupil performance to parents in a whole year http://www.teachers.org.uk/files/Action-Guidance-A4-24pp--8372-all-mem.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 9 Oct 2012 Unions order members not to investigate pupils' absence, not to invigilate exams, not to cover for absent colleagues http://www.teachers.org.uk/files/Action-Guidance-A4-24pp--8372-all-mem.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 9 Oct 2012 Here are the union work to rule instructions http://www.teachers.org.uk/files/Action-Guidance-A4-24pp--8372-all-mem.pdf - Annex 4 has 21 tasks teachers shouldn't do. Disgraceful ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Oct 2012 Telegraph blog following Roach 'fascism' comments: "What's really driving the Left's loathing of free schools" http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/brendanoneill2/100183960/whats-really-driving-the-lefts-loathing-of-free-schools/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Oct 2012 RT @tes From today's TES. Labour considering plans to drop GCSEs http://ow.ly/ef39v #ukedchat <-- no exams until 18, extraordinary ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Oct 2012 Sun editorial on schoolgirl heckled at Labour conf: "That One Nation guff from Labour didn't last long." http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/sun_says/4508014/The-Sun-says-Fooled-again.html - (scroll down) ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: DfE · @educationgovuk 5 Oct 2012 EBacc reversing the long-term drift away from subjects key to HE/jobs. They are bouncing back to levels of a decade ago http://ow.ly/ef6xt ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Oct 2012 RT @educationgovuk EBacc reversing drift away from subjects key to HE/jobs - back to levels of a decade ago <- reversing Labour failure ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Oct 2012 Paddington Academy - praised by Andrew Adonis, heckled at Labour conference http://conservativehome.blogs.com/localgovernment/2012/10/the-paddington-academy-success-story.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Oct 2012 Metro: "Labour heckler boos a girl of 15 for praising her academy school" http://www.metro.co.uk/news/914152-labour-heckler-boos-a-girl-of-15-for-praising-her-academy-school - <- true face of Labour ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Oct 2012 Mail editorial on schoolgirl being heckled at Lab conf: "Rhetoric vs reality." http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2213090/The-BBC-tax-question-morality.html - (scroll down) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Oct 2012 Extraordinary that Labour are going to bin GCSEs and have no exams until 18 http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6293985 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Oct 2012 Schoolgirl heckled at Labour conference. Andrew Brown: "This is the bullying Left at its nastiest." http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/andrewmcfbrown/100183861/it-is-disgusting-for-a-labour-delegate-to-heckle-an-11-year-old-girl/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Oct 2012 Schoolgirl heckled at Labour conference http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2212908/Schoolgirl-heckled-Labour-party-conference-saying-likes-going-academy.html?ito=feeds-newsxml - <- true face of Labour ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Oct 2012 RT @iainmartin1 Lab delegates give views on free schools. 1 says "Wicked, immoral, duplicitous" http://tinyurl.com/d4y988q <- real face of Labour ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Oct 2012 Thoughtful editorial from Building Mag on new schools building designs that highlights that headteachers are pleased http://www.building.co.uk/story.aspx?storyCode=5043807# - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Olly Grender · @OllyGrender 4 Oct 2012 Delegates think it is ok to heckle a teenage girl who comes from an academy hope some of the decent folk in Labour had a word #nasty #lab12 ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Toby Young · @toadmeister 4 Oct 2012 Wow. Some Rick Mayal-esq leader at #Lab2012 has described free schools as "fascist" ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Patrick O'Flynn · @oflynndirector 4 Oct 2012 OMG, see this also from the NASUWT dep gen sec. I assume he was *elected* to this post too http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/8902839/NASUWT-new-education-law-a-crime-against-humanity.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Andrew Old · @oldandrewuk 4 Oct 2012 This is why people don't respect our unions: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-19802235# - For pity's sake.Might as well say a fairy dies if you set up a free school ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Patrick O'Flynn · @oflynndirector 4 Oct 2012 This really is an amazing story, shows up the kind of people running the teaching unions these days http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-19802235#?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Oct 2012 .@PatrickR_NASUWT hasn't tweeted about calling free schools fascist. Wonder if, in cold light of day, he regrets making such absurd claims? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Oct 2012 Labour condemn the heckler. But no apology yet. And silence from @stephentwigg ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: ConservativeHome · @ConHome 4 Oct 2012 From @harryph - Schoolgirl heckled at Labour conference for attending an academy http://bit.ly/VzMmS3 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Oct 2012 .@GregHurstTimes In other words, everyone not proficient in 3Rs will get help they need up to 18 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Oct 2012 .@GregHurstTimes campaign on "3Rs" implies basics. Compulsory English & Maths to 18 for those without a good pass will achieve this ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Mark Wallace · @wallaceme 4 Oct 2012 Can't imagine Labour are too happy with the cretinous delegate who heckled a 15-year-old speaker because she goes to an Academy... #Lab12 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Oct 2012 RT @IsabelHardman Lovely speech from a yr 11 girl to #lab12 was briefly interrupted by woman shouting angrily about comps <- disgraceful ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul 4 Oct 2012 Unless the leader leads, people will judge a party by who gets booed by its rank and file. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul 4 Oct 2012 More genius: One Nation Labour hands propaganda victory to Michael Gove http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/steerpike/2012/10/gove-kicks-back-at-school-bullies/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Harry Cole · @MrHarryCole 4 Oct 2012 Gove savages Labour academy heckler http://bit.ly/PA1dGG ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Steerpike · @MrSteerpike 4 Oct 2012 Where do Academy pupils fit into Ed's One Nation? http://bit.ly/PA1dGG ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Oct 2012 RT @adammcnicholas Paddington Academy star pupil tells #lab12 that education is key to realising dreams & aspirations <- #lab12 heckled her ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Isabel Hardman · @IsabelHardman 4 Oct 2012 Twigg and Miliband like to paint Michael Gove as the pantomime villain, but on policy he really is behind them: http://specc.ie/UhcxyU ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Oct 2012 Govt announced English and Maths to 18 for those without a good pass all the way back in May 2011. Catch up Twiggy! http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/w/wolf%20review%20of%20vocational%20education%20%20%20government%20response.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Oct 2012 On English and Maths to 18, Labour must be 1st opposition party in history to launch a dedicated campaign on behalf of govt policy ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: A Libertarian Rebel · @A_Liberty_Rebel 4 Oct 2012 Some #Lab12 delegates so classy. Heckling 17 year old who came here as immigrant & going to read law at uni for pride in her Academy school ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Patrick Mo-le · @patrickmoule 4 Oct 2012 Wow, heckling a 15 year old because you disagree with her on education policy makes you a really big person #lab12 ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Heather Smart · @gemini2359 4 Oct 2012 Not good form of a delegate heckling a young speaker from a school. #lab12 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Oct 2012 This week Labour has said nothing sensible on education that we are not already doing ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Isabel Hardman · @IsabelHardman 4 Oct 2012 Quite a few people not giving Twigg a standing ovation in block of seats where the heckling woman is sitting. Wonder if they're teachers. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Oct 2012 RT @Labourpaul 'incompetent teachers have to be removed' says @StephenTwigg #lab12 <- so why did Twigg not support our plans on this? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Oct 2012 Disgraceful that Labour conference heckled a pupil for going to an academy. But sums it up really ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Oct 2012 Twigg claims he will never allow profit. Errr... what about these profit schools that happened under @edballsmp? http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6026948 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Oct 2012 Twigg claims no focus on underperformance from Govt. How come we have done over 300 sponsored acads including primaries for the first time? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Richard Angell · @RichardAngell 4 Oct 2012 Appalled that a #Lab12 delegate heckled a pupil who came to UK as a political asylum seeker 4 championing the Paddington Academy she attends from Manchester, Manchester Reply Retweet Favorite More Retweeted by Tory education news: Charlotte Henry · @charlotteahenry 4 Oct 2012 RT @lefty_lisa: Bad form. Labour delegate actually just heckled a year 11 student delivering a speech to conference. #lab12 > stay classy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Oct 2012
Labour did 200 sponsored academies in 13 years. We’ve done over 300 in two years
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Oct 2012
Everything trailed from @stephentwigg speech we r doing: expansion of Teach First, incentives 4 teachers 2 work in most challenging schools
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Oct 2012
.@stephentwigg wants financial incentives for teachers to work in toughest schools. We announced exactly this in June http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00210288/new-school-led-teacher-training-programme-announced –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Oct 2012
.@edballsmp opposed our plans to expand TeachFirst in 2010 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm100705/debtext/100705-0002.htm#10070511000002 – Good to see @stephentwigg has persuaded him otherwise
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Oct 2012
.@stephentwigg wants to double TeachFirst. Suspect he doesn’t realise we announced we would treble it in June this year http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00210309/tripling-number-of-top-graduates-recruited-through-teach-first –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Oct 2012
Good to see @stephentwigg saying teachers “should bear a duty to improve year on year”. His union pals won’t like that http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/oct/03/stephen-twigg-new-incentives-teachers –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 3 Oct 2012
@LordLucasCD yes he does
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 3 Oct 2012
If you missed it, brilliant Gowers blog from a while back on “how should mathematics be taught to non mathematicians” http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/how-should-mathematics-be-taught-to-non-mathematicians/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 3 Oct 2012
Every physics department should get this brilliant book by Cambridge Prof Warner – quantum mechanics for 6th Form

http://www.cavendish-quantum.org.uk

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Retweeted by Tory education news:
amol rajan · @amolrajan 2 Oct 2012
*** Michael Gove booed and blasted at Labour conference for extending the most successful aspect of 13yrs of Labour education policy ***
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Elizabeth Truss · @trussliz 2 Oct 2012
Michael Gove talked about maths to 18 for all, long before Miliband.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 Oct 2012
Miliband (incorrectly) attacks govt for ‘two-tier’ system. Then proposes qual for those who don’t take academic route. Totally confused
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 Oct 2012
So, Labour’s Diplomas had low take-up, were dismissed by employers and cost a fortune. Don’t trust Labour on vocational education
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 Oct 2012
Don’t forget the ASA found Labour’s Diploma ads breached rules on “misleadingness, substantiation and truthfulness” http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8328510.stm –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 Oct 2012
Balls: Diplomas would be ‘popular with employers’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7823859.stm… CBI: Diplomas are a ‘distraction’ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2176362/CBI-attacks-new-diploma-plans.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 Oct 2012
£324m spent on Diplomas in first 3 years but just 16,259 Diplomas awarded. Cost of each Diploma? £20,000 each.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 Oct 2012
Balls: ‘nearly 40,000 young people’ would take Diploma in 1st year. What happened? 11,000 Diploma learners in 1st year. http://www.education.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/STA/t000888/index.shtml –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 Oct 2012
Ed Balls, 23/10/07: Diplomas will become “the qualification of choice for young people” http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20071104143301/dcsf.gov.uk/pns/displaypn.cgi?pn_id=2007_0195 – let’s see how that went…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 Oct 2012
So Labour want to introduce a new vocational qualification. Haven’t we been here before…?
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ConservativeHome · @ConHome 2 Oct 2012
Vocational education report author rejects Miliband’s anti-Government attacks http://bit.ly/VnJV4I
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Fraser Nelson · @FraserNelson 2 Oct 2012
I wonder if Ed’s advisers knew that the gvt is already overhauling education for his “forgotten 50pc”. Launched here: http://goo.gl/cP7Qk
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Patrick Wintour · @patrickwintour 2 Oct 2012
Wolf “pleased to learn, from reports on LabourConference, there is finally emerging consensus on critical importance of maths and english”.
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James Chapman (Mail) · @jameschappers 2 Oct 2012
Govt source welcomes emerging ‘consensus’ on education, says already implementing English + maths to 18, work exp + higher quality voc quals
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Patrick Wintour · @patrickwintour 2 Oct 2012
Alison Wolf undermines Labour voc educ dividing line by praising way Gove is implenting her plans, and praising Mili for joining consensus.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Oct 2012
.@warwickmansell After someone wins the competition, the new exams will be developed, then tested, then tweaked, then rolled out
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Oct 2012
Schools are already emailing begging to be part of pilots so they can swerve GCSEs
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Oct 2012
This story in Guardian by @warwickmansell is wrong: there WILL be piloting of new EBac exams
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Oct 2012
@alicewoolley1 @GuardianEdu @warwickmansell This story = false; there will definitely be piloting before full launch
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Oct 2012
Gove announcement on the other 60% imminent. So: this Miliband pledge already done before next election (3)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Oct 2012
Gove in 2012: ALREADY changed funding system so the 40% who do not get a GCSE Maths C have to keep doing Maths post-16 (2)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Oct 2012
Gove at Royal Society, 2011: We must aim for everybody doing Maths 16-18… (1)
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Tim Montgomerie · @TimMontgomerie 1 Oct 2012
Miliband’s team briefing lobby that he will follow Gove in aiming for everybody to do Maths 16-18!!! Where Gove leads…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Oct 2012
Let’s not forget the £31m BSF school with broken ‘designer’ toilets: “If we could move to another building, we would” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1320350/Scandal-Blairs-31-million-flagship-school-A-leaking-roof-broken-designer-toilets-useless-system.html#ixzz1EykxeEGB –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Oct 2012
Despite promises of improved attainment, BSF schools actually saw worse results than other schools http://www.nfer.org.uk/publications/99908/99908.pdf –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Oct 2012
Under BSF, LAs had to spend at least £0.5 billion on consultants, lawyers and accountants – money which could have been spent on buildings
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Oct 2012
Under BSF, LAs had to wade through 2.5 years of byzantine bureaucracy before construction could begin (see p. 19 here: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/8067/1/BSF%20Introductory%20Guide%202008.pdf -)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Oct 2012
RE Guardian’s front page today, a few things to remember… BSF was £10 billion over budget and 8 years behind schedule http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/feb/12/new-schools-building-project?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 Sep 2012
Wonder if @stephentwigg & @alexbigham realise @Andrew_Adonis described the middle tier as “a solution in search of a problem” in his book?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 Sep 2012
After reading this http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/sep/28/labour-education-secretary-targets-michael-gove-plans?newsfeed=true – none the wiser what @stephentwigg’s actual policies are. won’t @edballsmp let him say anything?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 Sep 2012
FOI saga: http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2012/09/michael-gove-accepts-his-private-emails-can-be-searched/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Sep 2012
Independent evaluation of phonics check pilot found 43% schools identified pupils with problems they didn’t know about http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00214590/phonics-reading-check-and-key-stage-1-results-published –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Sep 2012
Sad to see NUT’s opposition to check based on self-selecting, unscientific survey, esp. given 235k kids will benefit http://www.teachers.org.uk/node/16643
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Sep 2012
Success of phonics check revealed: thanks to the check, 235,000 children will now receive additional support at school http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00214590/phonics-reading-check-and-key-stage-1-results-published –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Sep 2012
Great article by Nick Gibb in today’s Telegraph: “Johnny can read, if only he’s given a chance” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/primaryeducation/9568193/Johnny-can-read-if-only-hes-given-a-chance.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Sep 2012
@EducationLabour Here is what CBI say: “The Government is right to focus on delivering rigorous assessment…” http://www.cbi.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/2012/09/cbi-responds-to-government-gcse-proposals/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Sep 2012
@EducationLabour Come now. What do they also say? u know – the main bit at beginning about welcoming greater rigour http://www.eef.org.uk/releases/uk/2011/EEF-comment-on-GCSE-exam-changes.htm –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Sep 2012
EEF: ‘Employers will broadly welcome the need for greater rigour, particularly in English, maths and sciences.’ http://www.cbi.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/2012/09/cbi-responds-to-government-gcse-proposals/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Sep 2012
CBI: “Govt right to focus on delivering rigorous assessment in our school system” http://www.cbi.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/2012/09/cbi-responds-to-government-gcse-proposals/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Sep 2012
IoD: exam reforms ‘will undoubtedly help shore up confidence in education system’ http://www.iod.com/Influencing/Press-Office/Press-releases/IoD-welcomes-rigorous-new-exams-for-16-year-olds – Sure you disagree @stephentwigg?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Sep 2012
Headteacher Sally Coates: New exams will help pupils to climb the education ladder http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/thunderer/article3541217.ece –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Sep 2012
Mail: Rigorous exams are vital for our future
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2204793/Rigorous-exams-vital-future.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Sep 2012
The Sun backs the EBC: Gove for it http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/sun_says/4508014/The-Sun-says-Gove-for-it.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Sep 2012
Telegraph backs the EBC: An exam system that passes the test
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/9548321/An-exam-system-that-passes-the-test.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Sep 2012
City AM: Business backs Gove’s exam plan http://www.cityam.com/latest-news/business-back-gove-s-exam-plan – Shame @stephentwigg doesn’t…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Sep 2012
Dr Tina Isaacs, former head of regulation at Ofqual under Labour, on BBC just now: “grade inflation has been endemic, there’s no question”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Sep 2012
Barry Sheerman on BBC: @stephentwigg ‘over the top’ in criticisms of Gove. Already under pressure for his knee-jerk response @alexbigham
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Sep 2012
“rather than conclude that sooner or later the land will be populated solely by geniuses, he seems to think GCSEs aren’t hard enough” (2/2)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Sep 2012
Amusing sketch in the Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9549047/Sketch-Michael-Gove-backs-ebaccs.html – (1/2)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Sep 2012
Jacqui Smith:-I support ability of schools already performing well 2b able2 become academies’ http://www.progressonline.org.uk/2012/09/17/education-education-education-2/ – Awkward for @stephentwigg
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Sep 2012
Gove and Clegg’s joint op-ed for Standard – A new exam will get the best out of all our children http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/michael-gove-and-nick-clegg-a-new-exam-will-get-the-best-out-of-all-our-children-8144696.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Sep 2012
Standard leader: Exam reforms ‘overdue and should be embraced by Labour’. Are @stephentwigg and @alexbigham listening? http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/mr-goves-fresh-new-approach-to-gcses-8144707.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Sep 2012
Some schools have already come forward and requested to pilot the new exams early in Sept 2014
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Sep 2012
Evening Standard: “West London academy head welcomes Coalition’s exam shake-up” http://www.standard.co.uk/news/education/west-london-academy-head-welcomes-coalitions-exam-shakeup-8144268.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Sep 2012
Evening Standard: “Baccalaureate exams to replace GCSEs” http://www.standard.co.uk/news/education/baccalaureate-exams-to-replace-gcses-8143787.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Sep 2012
IoD: ‘At GCSE, btw ’96 + ’07, ave grade awarded to candidates of same ability rose by almost 2/3 of a GCSE grade’ http://www.iod.com/MainWebSite/Resources/Document/policy_paper_Edu_Briefing_Book_website.pdf –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Sep 2012
As is Durham uni stidy showing that pupils of same ability received a grade higher in maths in 2006 than they would have in 1996.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Sep 2012
This KCL research is a good example of why we need to reform exams http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9344505/Teenagers-worse-at-maths-than-in-1970s-figures-show.html –
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Chris Cook · @xtophercook 16 Sep 2012
@helenlewis @miss_mcinerney It’s supposed to be a joint. I’ve not been invited to anything yet, so I think that means Tuesday.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 14 Sep 2012
Mayor’s adviser Munira Mirza in the Telegraph: @Andrew_Adonis should speak up about the enemies of promise in schools
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/9542147/Adonis-should-speak-up-about-the-enemies-of-promise-in-schools.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Sep 2012
Martin Kettle:’Overall track record of academies so clearly successful that its perversely reactionary2 focus on the failures’ @schooltruth
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Sep 2012
Martin Kettle today: the revolution made by @Andrew_Adonis and Gove seems irreversible for the foreseeable future http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/12/adonis-plan-for-state-schools –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Sep 2012
Interesting interview for Telegraph by @damian57 following rept showing Labour spending failed to improve edu outcomes http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/9536744/MP-Education-spending-alone-will-not-produce-outcomes.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Sep 2012
Labour billions did nothing to raise education standards, says report
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2201885/Failed-failed-failed-Blair-said-priorities-education-education-education-But-Labour-billions-did-raise-standards-says-report.html?ito=feeds-newsxml –
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Angela Harrison · @AngelamHarrison 12 Sep 2012
#MichaelGove at Educationselectcommittee: Decision by Welsh Educ minister to order a re-grade was “wrong” and “Welsh children will suffer”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Sep 2012
Gove on @leightonandrews – he made a terrible mistake – made himself “chief examiner”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Sep 2012
Willetts to @ShabanaMahmood at debate: I am,incidentally,offering a free briefing on her policy,and I hope she appreciates how helpful it is
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Sep 2012
Worth reading David Willetts picking all the holes in Labour’s Swiss cheese of a tuition fees policy http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm120911/debtext/120911-0003.htm#12091157000001 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Sep 2012
RT@ericjoyce Ministers ordering GCSE re-grading, as in Wales, v bad business. Exam board looks Mickey Mouse + Wales like Patagonia. < Lab MP ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Sep 2012 .@LeightonAndrews said don't expect any 'real improvement' after 13 years in power. Don't think we'll follow their example thanks ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Sep 2012 Bristol study: Welsh Labour's decisions led to a fall of 1.92 GCSE grades per student per year http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/uk-wales-11669714 - @LeightonAndrews ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Sep 2012 Blog from @IsabelHardman @Spectator_CH "No re-mark of GCSE English" http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2012/09/no-re-mark-of-gcse-english/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Sep 2012 Even @LeightonAndrews admitted Welsh Labour took their "eye off the ball" when they abolished SATs & league tables http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-13911537 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Sep 2012 PISA shows Wales 38th for reading, 40th for maths, 30th for science, sliding down the tables with Welsh Labour in charge @LeightonAndrews ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Sep 2012 Laughable that we'd want to imitate @LeightonAndrews and Welsh Labour who let Wales slide far behind the rest of the UK http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-11930257 - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Coffee House · @Spectator_CH 11 Sep 2012 'It is pathetic to see Twigg siding with those demanding a burst of grade inflation to make everyone feel happier.- http://specc.ie/TFB1jZ ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Sep 2012 Standard: School of the future... new state superschool UCL Academy http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/school-of-the-future-new-state-superschool-ucl-academy-8121195.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Sep 2012 @jon_oldershaw "Trends should be assessed by comparing the current Q with the same Q in the previous year to account for seasonal effects" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Sep 2012 Labour happily whipped young people up into a frenzy over EMA and now they won't restore it. Deeply cynical, tells you all you need to know ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Sep 2012 Burnham used to say we were "kicking away the ladder of opportunity" by replacing EMA. He obv forgot to mention Labour wouldn't restore it ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Sep 2012 Maybe Miliband's looked at the stats showing the % of 16-year-old NEETs (1st cohort affected) fell year on year in Q2 http://www.education.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/STR/d001082/index.shtml - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Sep 2012 Bet all the 50,000 private school kids who got EMA will be devastated by Miliband's admission http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9500718/Private-school-pupils-claimed-52m-under-EMA-scheme.html - http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/ed-miliband-comeback-interview - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Sep 2012 Miliband: "I can't make a promise on EMA". Won't that come as a surprise to all the teenagers who protested? @saveEMA http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/ed-miliband-comeback-interview - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 Nice piece from Charlie Taylor about his work as behaviour adviser and what he's going to do at the Teaching Agency: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6288459 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 Not forgetting "the development of learning zones that facilitate blended learning opportunities" ok @stephentwigg lets talk value for money ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 Or £2.6m designing school that wouldn't "be limited by a traditional cellular arrangement dominated by teacher-led classroom accommodation" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 When @stephentwigg talks value for money, remember £2.7m spent designing a 'learning village around a social square' http://www.bdp.com/news/2008/Teddington-School-Gets-Go-ahead/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 .@stephentwigg can't read properly. 79 free schools (incl 13 UTCs) to open from Sept 2012 onwards ie not all this month http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00199061/79-new-schools-now-approved-to-open-from-2012-onwards - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 So free school capital costs are a fifth of BSF capital costs. & @stephentwigg @alexbigham have the nerve to go on about value for money!! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 Average capital cost of new free school = £5m (http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00201196/free-school-capital-funding-confirmed-for-seven-schools -) Average capital cost of new BSF school = £25m (http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm110909/text/110909w0003.htm#11090989005396 -) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 Basic need funding doubled to £800m p.a. plus £500m announced July '11 & £600m announced Nov '11 http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00199879/allocation-of-extra-500-million-to-address-the-shortage-in-pupil-places - http://cdn.hm-treasury.gov.uk/autumn_statement.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 Labour neglected the primary places shortage and cut basic need funding by 26%. We have doubled it every year plus an extra £1.1bn on top ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 Another thing to remember: Labour told us it was 'nonsense to claim there is a national shortage of primary places' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/primaryeducation/5307911/Primary-schools-closing-at-the-rate-of-100-a-year.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 In Labour's quest to cut primary places 'closing some schools' was even an option. Remember that when listening to @stephentwigg today ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 LAs told 'Removing surplus school places through reorganisation' was a priority in 2008 @stephentwigg @alexbigham http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20080205155555/teachernet.gov.uk/management/fallingschoolrolls/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 Don't forget the govt web page under Labour entitled 'tackling falling primary school rolls' http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20080205155555/teachernet.gov.uk/management/fallingschoolrolls/ - @stephentwigg @alexbigham ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 Labour aimed for "more effective use of primary school buildings through rationalisation and the removal of high levels of surplus places" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 According to Labour's primary programme, 'rationalisation of school buildings reduces surplus places' @stephentwigg http://www.essexclerks.org.uk/sites/default/files/Primary%20Capital%20Programme%20-%20Final.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 Labour primary programme: 'a well-managed reduction in surplus places is a real possibility' @stephentwigg @alexbigham http://www.essexclerks.org.uk/sites/default/files/Primary%20Capital%20Programme%20-%20Final.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Sep 2012 .@stephentwigg @alexbigham claiming Labour's primary capital programme addressed shortage of places. No it didn-t, it cut surplus places ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: John Higginson · @JohnHigginson 2 Sep 2012 Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg tells #murnaghan he feels 'triumph' at free schools closing. Not sure he wants to admit that. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 31 Aug 2012 @jonnelledge Sounds good. Have done. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 31 Aug 2012 @GuidoFawkes Not a ringing endorsement of @alexbigham either ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Guido Fawkes · @GuidoFawkes 31 Aug 2012 Pearson's Fake Think Tank is Commercial Front: http://order-order.com/2012/08/31/pearsons-fake-think-tank-is-commercial-front/ -. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 31 Aug 2012 @jonnelledge Next week tricky - what about wed 12th? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 31 Aug 2012 @PCollinsTimes @djoddsox As you say in your piece, conspiracy theories about privatisation always have been the clincher on the left ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 31 Aug 2012 @EducationLabour £485m was spent on consultants, architects -before a brick was even laid -under ur BSF scheme.Thats abt 200 times ur figure ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 31 Aug 2012 @pcollinstimes hopes opponents2acads and free schools will 'one day-reluctantly accept a new reality they stood against 4 all wrong reasons' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 31 Aug 2012 Former Blair man @PCollinsTimes on free schools: 'They force standards up, bring in new ££, take power from bureaucracies + give 2 teachers' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 30 Aug 2012 ... wd have 2b multiplied by 136 to match amt 1 council paid consultants under Labour's BSF @educationlabour @alexbigham http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/school_rebuild_cost_row_1_3454010 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 30 Aug 2012 ...wd have 2b multiplied by 40 to match amt 1 council paid architects under Labour's BSF @educationlabour @alexbigham http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Education/article641584.ece - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 30 Aug 2012 ... is less than a 10th of what 1 architect firm was paid 4 a school under Labour's BSF @educationlabour @alexbigham http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Education/article641584.ece - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 30 Aug 2012 Nice to see @EducationLabour having the nerve to tweet about wasting taxpayer's money. Interestingly, the figure cited... @alexbigham ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Aug 2012 And how about a bit of spot the difference between these two statements @stephentwigg @alexbigham @johnrentoul http://twitpic.com/aokoqc View photo Reply Retweet Favorite More Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Aug 2012 @johnrentoul @andrew_adonis @stephentwigg In fact, interesting to know what @conorfryan would make of it too. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Aug 2012 @johnrentoul asks gd question. What wd @andrew_adonis make of @stephentwigg saying national curric shd apply to acads? http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/08/24/twigg-v-gibb-round-4/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Aug 2012 Telegraph: bureaucratic guidance to schools slashed http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9502156/Coalition-slashes-health-and-safety-guidance-for-schools.html - Only Labour could produce a 200 pg tome on 'reducing bureaucracy' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Aug 2012 opportunism from ed cttee's @ianmearnsmp in times.Blames gove 4 talking abt grade inflation when he did a report on it http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jul/03/exam-boards-set-syllabuses-mps - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Aug 2012 More evidence that EMA was poorly targeted in the Telegraph: Private school pupils 'claimed £52m under EMA scheme' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9500718/Private-school-pupils-claimed-52m-under-EMA-scheme.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Aug 2012 Standard: "English Baccalaureate beats languages crisis" http://www.standard.co.uk/news/education/english-baccalaureate-beats-languages-crisis-8076173.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Aug 2012 Times: "Back to tradition as pupils see benefit of history, geography, French and Spanish" http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/education/article3517344.ece - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Aug 2012 @McGeeMatthew @Save_Downhills we have already taken over numerous failing academies. like with failing state schools we bring in new people ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Aug 2012 Telegraph: "Children returning to rigorous subjects following govt drive to promote traditional academic disciplines" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9494895/GCSE-results-2012-children-are-returning-to-more-traditional-subjects.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Aug 2012 .@alexbigham even our critics admit EBacc caused schools to change GCSEs mid-year, as reflected in today's results http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/jul/13/ebacc-limited-choice-gcse-school-pupils - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Aug 2012 .@alexbigham thanks to EBacc. CEO of AQA: "we are genuinely seeing the impact on the UK of the effect of the EBacc" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9494895/GCSE-results-2012-children-are-returning-to-more-traditional-subjects.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Telegraph Education · @tele_education 23 Aug 2012 GCSE results 2012: children are returning to more traditional subjects http://tgr.ph/MOD8Pv ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Aug 2012 10% rise in GCSE Spanish "has reversed the long decline in traditional modern foreign languages" http://www.jcq.org.uk/attachments/published/1730/GCSE%20Press%20Notice%202012.pdf - great news ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Aug 2012 Rise in geography entries of 3.5%, contrasts with fall of 7.1% last year http://www.jcq.org.uk/attachments/published/1730/GCSE%20Press%20Notice%202012.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Aug 2012 Rise in history entries of 2%, contrasts with fall of 1.2% last year (+ figures not adjusted for smaller cohort) http://www.jcq.org.uk/attachments/published/1730/GCSE%20Press%20Notice%202012.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Aug 2012 Biology, Chemistry and Physics entries each increased by 12.3 per cent http://www.jcq.org.uk/attachments/published/1730/GCSE%20Press%20Notice%202012.pdf - great to see more taking individual sciences ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Aug 2012 Congrats to everyone getting GCSE results today. Some interesting detail in the numbers... ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: DfE · @educationgovuk 22 Aug 2012 Good luck tomorrow for everyone waiting for #GCSE results. Have a look here if you're not sure what to do next: http://ow.ly/d8TjK ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Aug 2012 Spectator Coffee House: Pay study embarrasses teaching unions http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2012/08/pay-study-embarrasses-teaching-unions/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Aug 2012 Labour backed Elliot School "playing fields" sale http://conservativehome.blogs.com/localgovernment/2012/08/labour-backed-sale-of-elliot-school-playing-fields.html - Confused over @stephentwigg stance?Ans involves the word 'bandwagon' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Aug 2012 .@EducationLabour because your record was so good? Youth unemployment up by 40% under Labour & NEET rates worse than Greece ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Aug 2012 New stats show % of 16 year old NEETs down 0.7%. So much for "devastating impact" of replacing EMA with targeted scheme http://www.education.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/STR/d001082/osr16-2012v3.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Aug 2012 Average pay for full-time classroom teachers in academies is higher than in maintained schools (£35700 vs £34700) http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a0077302/michael-gove-welcomes-independent-schools-contribution-to-academies - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Aug 2012 In debate on pay, worth remembering teachers in academies are actually better paid - contrary to union scaremongering http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a0077302/michael-gove-welcomes-independent-schools-contribution-to-academies - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Aug 2012 Indy leader: "Mr Gove's trailblazing proposals have much to recommend them" http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-regional-pay-is-about-more-than-equality-8069903.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Aug 2012 Indy leader: "It can only be hoped that clear evidence that educational standards are suffering will encourage teachers to think again." ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Aug 2012 Indy leader: "Regional pay is about more than equality" http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-regional-pay-is-about-more-than-equality-8069903.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Aug 2012 Indy: "Pupils in affluent areas 'get lower grades because of teachers' pay' deals" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/pupils-in-affluent-areas-get-lower-grades-because-of-teachers-pay-deals-8070047.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Aug 2012 Telegraph: "National pay for teachers 'undermining school standards'" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9490103/National-pay-for-teachers-undermining-school-standards.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Aug 2012 If @stephentwigg @alexbigham want to secure Olympic legacy, will they back Everton & Derby County free schools? http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/08/21/gibb-v-twigg-round-3/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Aug 2012 Gibb replies to @stephentwigg on playing fields. Will he finally apologise for his slur on Gove? http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/08/21/gibb-v-twigg-round-3/ - @alexbigham ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Aug 2012 .@seanjcoughlan 0.3% stat is meaningless. Many of 408k won't be eligible for Adjustment as they got expected grades or were accepted anyway ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Aug 2012 .@seanjcoughlan which is lower than at the same point last year. Number finding place through adjustment doubled, through clearing up 2k ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Aug 2012 .@warwickmansell D Lammy, the NUT, the AAA, F Millar. They ran the campaign and they're the enemies of promise http://antiacademies.org.uk/2012/01/save-downhills-campaign-week-of-action/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Aug 2012 Downhills now needs "a period of calm to allow the school to recover from decades of neglect" http://conservativehome.blogs.com/localgovernment/2012/08/the-battle-for-downhills.html - @Save_Downhills ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Aug 2012 Local Conservative (@TottenhamTories) on the @Save_Downhills defeat for the enemies of promise: http://conservativehome.blogs.com/localgovernment/2012/08/the-battle-for-downhills.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 It was only a matter of time before @stephentwigg overreached himself with his cynical bandwagon jumping. Time to apologise @alexbigham ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 @stephentwigg must apologise 4 his slur. He has admitted he was wrong. His opportunism comes back2bite him @alexbigham http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2191155/Education-minister-hits-school-playing-fields-says-sell-offs-justified.html?ito=feeds-newsxml - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 @stephentwigg has tried to quietly erase his slur that Gove "tried to cover up" sale of 10 sports pitches @alexbigham http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2191155/Education-minister-hits-school-playing-fields-says-sell-offs-justified.html?ito=feeds-newsxml - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Sam Freedman · @Samfr 20 Aug 2012 @jeevanvasagar did you talk to founder @iainrhall before writing yr story? If not do + you'll understand why we fought so hard 4 that school ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 @GuardianEdu Premises-ll take up a little more than a football pitch worth of land, leaving about 12 football pitches worth on 15 acre site ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 @johnrentoul on playing fields: 'Gibb is right and Twigg is wrong, you know' http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/08/20/labour-playing-politics/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul 20 Aug 2012 Labour playing politics: Letter from Nick Gibb, Schools Minister, to Stephen Twigg, Labour education spokesman. ... http://ind.pn/OHPcxQ ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 .@staffman73 @SchoolDuggery @tim7168 Wrong. 552,575 took quali's which won't count, ie all except the 140. Try again. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm120717/text/120717w0005.htm#1207187002468 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 @staffman73 @SchoolDuggery @tim7168 Wrong. 552,575 took quali's which won't count, ie all except the 140. Try again. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm120717/text/120717w0005.htm#1207187002468 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 Picture version of today's shocking story about number of so-called "equivalent" qualis, courtesy of the Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/secondaryeducation/9487503/GCSE-equivalents-Mickey-Mouse-courses-in-pictures.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Telegraph Education · @tele_education 20 Aug 2012 GCSE equivalents: 'Mickey Mouse' courses in pictures http://tgr.ph/QT5wwd ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 Gibb blasts Miliband's "empty promise broken by the temptation to jump on a political bandwagon" @stephentwigg http://twitpic.com/alsifv View photo Reply Retweet Favorite More Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 Excoriating letter from Nick Gibb to @stephentwigg @alexbigham exposing Labour hypocrisy on playing fields: http://twitpic.com/alsifv View photo Reply Retweet Favorite More Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 .@andyburnhammp: "It would have been wrong to pass legislation which banned the selling of playing fields entirely" http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2190719/You-win-gold-hypocrisy-Sir-Merrick-.html#ixzz2460cch3a - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 Andrew Pierce exposes Labour hypocrisy on playing fields today, including quote from @andyburnhammp... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2190719/You-win-gold-hypocrisy-Sir-Merrick-.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 ... all so your ministers could massage the stats, pat themselves on the back and pretend everything was getting better @EducationLabour ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 .@educationlabour you're in denial. 9 in 10 pupils took 'equivalents' last year. 2 million entries in total... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 2012 results: possible early EBacc success. 2013: EBacc subs up significantly. 2014: 'equivalents' cut from 3000+ to 140. That's 'progress' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 .@HenryBurkitt agree with you. Point is you don't need a 'GCSE' in 'call centre skills' to work in a call centre. Limiting options at 14 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 .@warrenvalentine Best indication we have atm: http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00197623/more-students-study-core-subjects-thanks-to-ebacc - Suggests % taking EBacc will rise from 22% in 2010 to 47% in 2013 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 .@judeenright 'cos ind schools used iGCSE which didn't count. Figs for 2011 (which do include iGCSE) show 52.1% entered EBacc in ind schools ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 Story of 1997-2010: grade inflation, 'equivalents', academic subjects down, soft subjects up, exams dumbed down. & they call that "progress" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 Incredible how people supposedly on the left oppose efforts to increase language learning. How things change ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Jason Cowan · @jason_manc 20 Aug 2012 Good... "@toryeducation: 'Gove is purging over 3,000 subjects from league tables such as "call centre skills"' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2190708/Honours-winning.html#ixzz244qE6Gww -" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 GCSE results next year (maybe this year too) will show many more taking languages/history/geography. Who thinks that's a bad thing? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 .@tim7168 @Joga5 and will. Figures refer to last year ie kids who chose subjects in 2009 (long before EBacc) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 .@Ingotian Yes. He didn't need a GCSE in cycling to get a gold medal. You don't need a 'GCSE' in call centre skills to work in a call centre ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 Only 17.6% got A*-C in English/maths/sciences/a language + history or geography last year. Why? 'cos they were taking "equivalents" instead ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 Let's not forget how rigorous subjects plummeted under Labour. 49.9% took Ebacc in 1997, just 22.0% in 2010 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm110718/text/110718w0001.htm#11071831000525 - Shocking ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 Skidmore: "These figures lay bare how Labour lied to a generation" http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2190753/Mickey-Mouse-subjects-taken-90-pupils-Soft-courses-axed-league-tables.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 .@Mike_Bostock as article states, 140 qualifications out of 3,000+ will still be equivalent to GCSEs from 2014. They're the ones with value ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 Telegraph: More pupils pushed on to 'Mickey Mouse' qualifications http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9485802/More-pupils-pushed-on-to-Mickey-Mouse-qualifications.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 Express: '"Joke GCSEs" that are betraying a generation' http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/340751/-Joke-GCSEs-that-are-betraying-a-generation - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 Mail leader goes on: "Of all Labour's cynical deceptions, this was surely among the cruellest" http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2190708/Honours-winning.html#ixzz244qrpqFE - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 Mail leader: 'the joke's over... Gove is purging over 3,000 subjects from league tables such as "call centre skills"' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2190708/Honours-winning.html#ixzz244qE6Gww - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Aug 2012 Mail: "Mickey Mouse" subjects taken by 90% of pupils: soft courses to be axed from league tables http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2190753/Mickey-Mouse-subjects-taken-90-pupils-Soft-courses-axed-league-tables.html#ixzz244plvSwg - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Aug 2012 Even @stephentwigg colleague @Andyburnhammp admitted playing fields have2b sold 2 develop sport facilities http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/olympic-legacy-too-diverse-work-under-single-political-ideology?quicktabs_most_read=1 - @alexbigham ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Aug 2012 Latest from @stephentwigg on playing fields is usual hypocrisy.Dozens of sales when he was schoolsminister http://order-order.com/2012/08/17/invisible-twigg-misses-labour-field-day/ - @alexbigham ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Aug 2012 Gove in Sun on Labour's Ld Adonis: his 'bravery + principle make him admired across parties'. Shame @stephentwigg taking Labour backwards ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Aug 2012 Gove: Pupils win in the classroom at schools set free to teach them http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4494789/Education-Secretary-Michael-Gove-on-the-success-of-academy-schools.html#ixzz240qpFRMb - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Aug 2012 Teaching hours for core subjects up under the coalition following introduction of ebacc http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/secondaryeducation/9484623/Harder-papers-will-hit-GCSE-scores.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Aug 2012 @EducationLabour @Telegraph as you lot set up the academies policy you must realise most don't own their own freehold? Or did you forget? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Aug 2012 Even those that do own their freehold have to get ministerial permission to sell off any playing fields. This has been granted once. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Aug 2012 Telegraphy story is wrong - there are only 2,000 academies open and the majority don't own their freehold. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Aug 2012 Times: The end of grade inflation at A level should herald a more honest and rigorous system http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/leaders/article3510566.ece - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Aug 2012 Sun says: Michael Gove's demand for tougher marking to reverse Labour's dumbing down is getting through to examiners. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/sun_says/244723/The-Sun-says-Made-his-mark.html#ixzz23oUobYdV - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Aug 2012 RT @guidofawkes Invisible @StephenTwigg Misses Labour Field Day @kevinbrennanmp http://bit.ly/PxRS6r ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Aug 2012 Main website is http://www.education.gov.uk for future reference @labourpress @stephentwigg @alexbigham ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Aug 2012 Sneak out during recess?? DfE did a press release on consultation in November @labourpress @stephentwigg @alexbigham http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00199880/schools-to-be-freed-from-over-prescriptive-buildings-rules - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Aug 2012 @SophyRidgeSky And DfE press released it too! Perhaps @stephentwigg wants to sign up to DfE alerts? http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00199880/schools-to-be-freed-from-over-prescriptive-buildings-rules - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Aug 2012 Gove Times comment piece in full - Academic rigour is liberating not limiting http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article3507937.ece - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Aug 2012 @standardnews Gove v clearly praises great efforts of students in Times. But modernising exams vital 2 ensure best start 4 future cohorts ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: DfE · @educationgovuk 15 Aug 2012 Gove: In the next fortnight there'll be more opportunities to applaud talent, ambition & achievement of young people. http://bit.ly/Myzwkv ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Aug 2012 Indy: Campaigners have failed in High Court bid to stop underperforming primary school being turned into an academy http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/parents-fail-to-prevent-bid-to-turn-downhills-primary-school-into-academy-8049955.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Aug 2012 @SophyRidgeSky Govt did a consultation on school premises - did @stephentwigg miss it? https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/eOrderingDownload/Standards-for-School-Premises.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Aug 2012 '...a rational decision Gove was entitled to reach, ruled the judge' @Save_Downhills ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Aug 2012 PA: 'In light of school's "egregious" past performance over an extended period... @Save_Downhills ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Aug 2012 @Save_Downhills JR turned down. Defeat for the enemies of promise. A victory for kids at failing schools who have paid a price for too long. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Aug 2012 @savedownhills JR turned down. Defeat for the enemies of promise. A victory for kids at failing schools who have paid a price for too long. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Aug 2012 @EducationLabour @StephenTwigg The 21 playing fields story was nonsense as this fact check explains http://fullfact.org/factchecks/will_sale_school_sports_fields_undermine_legacy_olympic_games_2012-27749 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Aug 2012 As DfE spokesman makes clear - "Our extremely strict rules on playing fields will stay firmly in place" @guardianedu ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Aug 2012 - that all schools must have access to suitable outdoor space for formal PE lessons and for outdoor play @guardianedu ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Aug 2012 This piece from @guardianedu is not correct. http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/aug/14/school-sports-fields-government-olympics - New regs set out for first time- ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Aug 2012 @jonnelledge Excuse delay. was off twitter. September sounds good to me. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Aug 2012 @jonnelledge we're spending more on capital each year on ave than Lab did in 1st 2 terms. And v targeted on basic need. Always keen on beer. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Aug 2012 @StephenTwigg @GuardianEdu This one is a cracker too http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4123470/Ed-Balls-News-Labour-ex-minister-slammed-by-Michael-Gove.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Aug 2012 @StephenTwigg @GuardianEdu Here is another excellent article on rising primary school population http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099597/Labour-cuts-blamed-crowded-classrooms-despite-influx-pupils-baby-boom.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Aug 2012 @StephenTwigg @GuardianEdu Is it excellent bcos it fails 2 point out how ur party ignored our warnings about the issue? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/primaryeducation/5307911/Primary-schools-closing-at-the-rate-of-100-a-year.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Aug 2012 Unlike Labour who ignored our warnings and cut basic need funding http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm110711/text/110711w0004.htm#11071155000328 - @alicewoolley1 @jonnelledge @guardianEdu ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Aug 2012 That's why we're spending -4bn on school places this parliament http://cdn.hm-treasury.gov.uk/autumn_statement.pdf - @alicewoolley1 @jonnelledge @guardianEdu ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Aug 2012 @alicewoolley1 @GuardianEdu @jonnelledge We were well aware of rising issue when we formed govt+warned about it in '09 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/primaryeducation/5307911/Primary-schools-closing-at-the-rate-of-100-a-year.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 13 Aug 2012 Labour's new sport plan falls apart as they don't understand the policy they invented. You can't change FAs without agreement of the academy ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 13 Aug 2012 .@EducationLabour @StephenTwigg oh dear me - the contracts are rolling, they don't come up for renewal. And how exactly immediately? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 13 Aug 2012 Given that @stephentwigg was a minister when acads were set up he really should know this isn't possible @alexbigham http://www.labour.org.uk/labour-plan-for-all-pupils-to-get-competitive-sport,2012-08-13 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 13 Aug 2012 .@EducationLabour wonder if @stephentwigg realises this isn't possible - funding agreements are legal contracts http://www.labour.org.uk/labour-plan-for-all-pupils-to-get-competitive-sport,2012-08-13 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 13 Aug 2012 Full fact: 'school sports field closures unlikely to be threat to the Olympic legacy they were made out to be by some' http://fullfact.org/factchecks/will_sale_school_sports_fields_undermine_legacy_olympic_games_2012-27749 - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: RightMinds · @MailRightMinds 10 Aug 2012 Olympics 2012: Pitch in! People, not playing fields, make winners: MARTIN SAMUEL: In interviews conducted after ... http://bit.ly/RuSCbB ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 9 Aug 2012 Interesting piece from Michael White on tuition fees http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/blog/2012/aug/09/university-fee-rise-impact-what?CMP=twt_gu - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 9 Aug 2012 @johnprescott Take it you aren't going to condemn the work to rule action then? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 9 Aug 2012 Damian Hinds: "If everyone in Team GB worked to rule like the @NASUWTunion we would have fewer medals than Australia." http://www.politicshome.com/uk/article/59318/damien_hinds_we_mustn%E2%80%99t_let_militant_union_leaders_sabotage_school_sports.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 9 Aug 2012 Unions hypocritical on school sport given they order members not to help with activities outside of hours http://order-order.com/2012/08/09/cchq-go-on-union-sports-attack/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+guidofawkes+%28Guy+Fawkes%27+blog+of+parliamentary+plots%2C+rumours+and+conspiracy%29 - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Daniel Cremin · @DanielCreminUK 9 Aug 2012 @damian57 rightly challenges the ludicrous missive from NASUWT to teachers on school sports. Well worth a read. http://conservativehome.blogs.com/leftwatch/2012/08/cchq-goes-on-schools-sports-offensive-.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: ConservativeHome · @ConHome 9 Aug 2012 CCHQ goes on schools offensive, attacking teaching unions for refusing to supervise sports http://bit.ly/MBubKB ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 9 Aug 2012 Former Lab MP Derek Wyatt letter to guardian: "last govt wasted £1bn trying2impose sports system on secondary schools which largely failed" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 9 Aug 2012 The challenge of bringing back competitive sport in schools outlined in this article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1291627/Winning-banned-thirds-schools-teachers-reward-ALL-students.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Christian May · @ChristianJMay 8 Aug 2012 "Two out of three schools are rewarding all pupils on sports days to ensure that nobody feels left out." @andyburnhammp http://is.gd/ewYjQg ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Aug 2012 .@andyburnhammp don't you think fewer after school matches in 80s had anything to do with your union mates' work to rule? @ChristianJMay ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Aug 2012 For the record, Labour sold off 213 playing fields between 1999 and April 2010. We've changed rules to protect them http://conservativehome.blogs.com/leftwatch/2012/08/guardian-journalism-disqualified-for-foul-play.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Aug 2012 .@Ontablets missed off a digit... they sold off 213. Figures at bottom of this article: http://conservativehome.blogs.com/leftwatch/2012/08/guardian-journalism-disqualified-for-foul-play.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Aug 2012 Oops, meant to say Labour closed *213*, not 21.... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Aug 2012 Labour sold off 21 playing fields (Jan 1999 to Apr 2010). We've actually changed the planning rules to make it harder http://conservativehome.blogs.com/leftwatch/2012/08/guardian-journalism-disqualified-for-foul-play.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Aug 2012 And proceeds from the remaining three were to improve sports facilities (tho in one case it didn't go ahead) http://conservativehome.blogs.com/leftwatch/2012/08/guardian-journalism-disqualified-for-foul-play.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Aug 2012 Four more became surplus after schools amalgamated (ie pupils still have same access to playing fields) http://conservativehome.blogs.com/leftwatch/2012/08/guardian-journalism-disqualified-for-foul-play.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Aug 2012 Playing fields is total non-story, see Conhome: http://conservativehome.blogs.com/leftwatch/2012/08/guardian-journalism-disqualified-for-foul-play.html - Eg 14 of the 21 playing fields belonged to schools that have closed ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 2 Aug 2012 Anthony Seldon talking sense on academies & QTS & more teacher training in schools http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2012/08/training-does-not-make-the-best-teachers/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Coffee House · @Spectator_CH 2 Aug 2012 Anthony Seldon of Wellington College explains why teaching qualifications don't make the best teachers http://specc.ie/MSGS3E ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Daniel Cremin · @DanielCreminUK 27 Jul 2012 @conorfryan The hyperbole on twitter on this issue is breathtaking. You'd swear it has never happened in any type of school in England ever. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 Everyone should chillax - QTS is good & is staying. We are just giving the professionals more freedom & flexibility ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 @mikercameron it's a minor change because we r not forcing anyone to do anything. heads can decide 2 use greater flexibility if they want to ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 .@stephentwigg doesn't condemn Govt on QTS. Will @edballsmp force him to do so? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 Interesting that @stephentwigg appears not to be condemning proposals to give acads more flexibility on hiring teachers ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Conor Ryan · @conorfryan 27 Jul 2012 The idea that a highly skilled tech person should be barred from teaching for lack of QTS is an odd line to take. Gove right on flexibility. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 @SchoolDuggery Wrong: they can tell by trialling people, which is how Silicon Valley develops new people, experience beats certificates ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 Over 20,000 private school members in the @ATLUnion http://www.atl.org.uk/independent ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 As the biggest representative of the independent sector @ATLUnion have just attacked a lot of its own members by condemning freedom on QTS ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 RT @ATLUnion condemns govt decision to allow acads 2 hire unqualified teachers <- biggest union for private schools attacks its own members ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 To read views of those who have actually used freedoms around hiring non QTS teachers see http://pastebin.com/yHQZNdYy via @MrHarryCole ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 DfE also announced Free School news today: do Twitter conspiracy theorists think they're trying to 'bury' this?!? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 .@SchoolDuggery we do value QTS - we also value flexibility and we trust heads to decide who is the best person to teach ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 @jpjsavage Of course. but it would be a good start. And if a head interviewed him and judged he would teach what he knows well, why not? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 @jpjsavage Charming. I'd be prepared to let a qualified doctor teach my kids science at school which is sort of more the point. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Lee Donaghy · @LeeDonaghy 27 Jul 2012 @kalinski1970 @warwickmansell costs, but if we truly believe in trusting the profession & school leaders, what are we frightened of? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Abi · @AbiFB 27 Jul 2012 @owenelton @toryeducation I taught for 2 before being qualified and loved it. Nothing wrong with be unqualified as long as skills are good. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 @LeonardJamesUK @brianlightman I'd trust Bill Gates to teach me computer science ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Rachel · @RacheDot 27 Jul 2012 @jpjsavage @toryeducation I agree a maintaining of standards is important. But having subject specialists without teaching quals 1/2 ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Rachel · @RacheDot 27 Jul 2012 @jpjsavage @toryeducation isn't necessarily lowering standards, indeed quite the opposite! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 @jpjsavage What if James Dyson fancies teaching engineering? Presumably you'd want to prevent that? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 @JohnOLeary33 They include him, which is fairly telling. It is a brilliant school and he is a brilliant leader of it. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 @BorisWatch Your point being? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Owen Elton · @owenelton 27 Jul 2012 Extraordinary anger on Twitter about unqualified teachers. I've been teaching without QTS for nine years. It's great! @toryeducation ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 "... in the end, I am seeking ability, enthusiasm and potential." ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Richard Northey · @RichardNorthey 27 Jul 2012 @toryeducation @mattpearson There are many teachers without qualifications who are excellent, as there are some qualified who are terrible ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 Head of Sevenoaks: "key aim for Heads recruiting is find best possible person to do the job. While qualifications+experience play a part... ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Daniel Cremin · @DanielCreminUK 27 Jul 2012 No academy leader worth their salt would allow their staff to bring in people wholly unsuited to teaching. Critics need to get real on this. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 "... otherwise b denied opportunity 2 teach. Removal of barriers that allow us2employ right ppl critical to our success+therefore welcomed." ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 Barnfield Studio School Head: "Removal of QTS very helpful to us-now attracting broader range + increased no. applications from ppl who'd... ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Giles Dilnot · @reporterboy 27 Jul 2012 @MrHarryCole Angered many parents at our Primary that truly inspiring Oz teacher has gone to Indep sector because though qualified NOT here ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: DfE · @educationgovuk 27 Jul 2012 Academies, can now hire great linguists, computer scientists, engineers and other specialists who have not worked in state schools before. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Rachel · @RacheDot 27 Jul 2012 @toryeducation I had countless teachers, in a top girls' school that didn't have formal qualifications. They were teachers in every sense ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 .@mattpearson i'm sure all the teachers without QTS in private schools will agree with you that "an unqualified teacher is not a teacher" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 Greater freedom over employing teachers shows govt trusts heads and wants best from all walks 2b able to teach.Why don't you @brianlightman? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Harry Cole · @MrHarryCole 27 Jul 2012 RT @UnionNewsUK: Government 'buries bad news' about lowering #standards on #teachers qualifications <- er lowering? increasing you mean? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 @govewatch No - he reveals he trusts heads to make the right decision and wants the best people from all walks of life to be able to inspire ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 Head of Independent School of the Year has 39 teachers without formal teaching qualifications incl the head, who welcomes today's move ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jul 2012 @reporterboy @NUTonline @owenjones84 "Primary which I am proud to support and kids attend lost great qlfied teacher from Aus" >> perverse
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Giles Dilnot · @reporterboy 27 Jul 2012
@NUTonline @owenjones84 Primary which I am proud to support and kids attend lost great qlfied teacher from Aus cos here deemed “unqualified”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Jul 2012
@NUTonline If Bill Gates wanted to come and teach ICT, he wouldn’t be allowed under the current system. Surely that is ‘perverse’ ?
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Toby Young · @toadmeister 27 Jul 2012
Great news. The latitude enjoyed by free schools when it comes to employing teachers has been extended to academies http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2012/07/academies-to-be-allowed-to-employ-teachers-without-formal-training/ –
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James Forsyth · @JGForsyth 27 Jul 2012
The Gove reforms continue apace Moving to replace top down, bureaucratic teacher training with more schools-based model http://specc.ie/QmBNlz
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Coffee House · @Spectator_CH 27 Jul 2012
.@JGForsyth reports that academies will be allowed to employ teachers who have not gone through formal teacher training http://specc.ie/QmBNlz
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 26 Jul 2012
And here is link2that warning from us 2U in 2009 while u were cutting school places funding @alexbigham @stephentwigg http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/primaryeducation/5307911/Primary-schools-closing-at-the-rate-of-100-a-year.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 26 Jul 2012
@alexbigham @stephentwigg “demographic changes has brought us2position where shortage of school places cd lead2children missing out…” (3/3)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 26 Jul 2012
@alexbigham @stephentwigg Nick Gibb in 2009: “The short-termist view of closing primary schools, regardless of likelihood of future… (2/3)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 26 Jul 2012
@alexbigham @stephentwigg “Labour warning the govt 4 months about huge shortfall in places” > Totally absurd for you to say that (1/3)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 26 Jul 2012
@alexbigham Also,can u explain why u cut funding 4 school places from ’04 despite ONS projections on rising population? http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm110711/text/110711w0004.htm#11071155000328 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 26 Jul 2012
@alexbigham Think you-ll find it has been set to rise for some time old chap http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099597/Labour-cuts-blamed-crowded-classrooms-despite-influx-pupils-baby-boom.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 26 Jul 2012
With latest pupil projections out today, a reminder of abject Labour failure to foresee and plan for rising population http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099597/Labour-cuts-blamed-crowded-classrooms-despite-influx-pupils-baby-boom.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 20 Jul 2012
Shows free schools revolution is surpassing expectations, moving further and faster than we thought possible
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 20 Jul 2012
But already, 2 years after legislation, we’ve approved enough free schools to provide 100,000 places http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-18819391 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 20 Jul 2012
When we 1st proposed free schools (‘new academies’ back then), we proposed 220,000 new places over 9 yrs http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CFYQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fm.conservatives.com%2F~%2Fmedia%2FFiles%2FGreen%2520Papers%2FSchools_Policy_Paper.ashx%3Fdl%3Dtrue&ei=kiEJUN6HB8TBswa7nuTTCA&usg=AFQjCNGT42qBw8APlxkMnWUSO0ij-zybrg – (1/2)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Jul 2012
ITV: Gove gives Studio Schools the go-ahead http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2012-07-19/gove-gives-studio-schools-the-go-ahead/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Jul 2012
@alexbigham @dpjhodges All I’m saying is it’s an odd thing 2 say abt a policy u’re steadfastly promoting. And noteworthy it was singled out.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Jul 2012
@alexbigham @dpjhodges Yeah, yeah… he sounded really supportive. A ringing endorsement. Not conspicuous by the mention at all. Uh Uh.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Jul 2012
Big business backs new Studio Schools
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Jul 2012
@dpjhodges seen Cruddas on military schools–not formal party policy – abt stimulating public debate– climb/slap down? http://www.progressonline.org.uk/2012/07/18/report-from-the-nec/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Jul 2012
@LutonNUT Maybe he read the detail and realised that they don’t.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Jul 2012
@labourpress @StephenTwigg And while we are at it, Wilshaw is head of Ofsted. Exams chief is head of Ofqual.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Jul 2012
@labourpress @StephenTwigg U realise the figs are 4 last of your 13 yrs in charge right?maybe look closer2home when trying to blame someone?
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DfE · @educationgovuk 18 Jul 2012
Let’s be clear about creationism in free schools. No state-funded school is allowed to use science lessons to teach creationism as fact.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Jul 2012
Great piece by @toadmeister in today’s Telegraph on his experience of setting up a free school http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/9405989/My-first-free-school-has-passed-the-test-now-for-the-next-one.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Jul 2012
.@WhitchurchGirl so presumably you welcome the record number (93) of failing schools turned into academies by the Coalition this year?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Jul 2012
Birmingham Post:
Education Secretary Michael Gove backs Birmingham University plans for free school
http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midlands-news/2012/07/16/education-secretary-michael-gove-backs-birmingham-university-plans-for-free-school-65233-31399634/#ixzz20sMzNIj5 –
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DfE · @educationgovuk 13 Jul 2012
List of new #freeschools here: http://www.education.gov.uk/a00211685/2013
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BecclesBungayJournal · @BBJournal24 13 Jul 2012
News: Free school for Carlton Colville and Beccles sees pupil numbers rise by 48pc http://bit.ly/Nykk5u #news #eastanglia
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Greg Hands · @GregHands 13 Jul 2012
Truly marvellous news that the Fulham Boys School has been approved by Michael Gove! http://bit.ly/NvyAIw
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@SirIsaacFS · @6thFormFS 13 Jul 2012
UK not producing enough top maths, science graduates. We will try to make a difference.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jul 2012
Schools Minister Lord Hill destroys @pollytoynbee by pointing out the actual facts http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/12/response-vocational-education –
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Mr_Chas & Mr Chris · @Mr_Chas 13 Jul 2012
RT @ArcherAcademy: There will be a new school in East Finchley….The Archer Academy has been approved by DfE #FreeSchools <--CONGRATS ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Iain Lindley · @cllrilindley 13 Jul 2012 Good that more free schools are being approved, especially as Labour Councils are showing they are incapable of providing adequate provision ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: DfE · @educationgovuk 13 Jul 2012 New free schools opening from 2013 include University Training School in Birmingham, and Marine Academy Primary in Plymouth ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Free Schools · @Free_Schools 13 Jul 2012 East Sussex FS approved to enter pre-opening. With this and the other good news, Friday 13th is turning out to be a good day! #FreeSchools ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Dame Rachel de Souza · @Rachel_deSouza 13 Jul 2012 Thankyou to the fabulous @trussliz for all her amazing support with Sir Isaac @6thformfs mathematics School. It's all happening in Norfolk ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Dame Rachel de Souza · @Rachel_deSouza 13 Jul 2012 Many thanks also to science supporter @freeman_geoge for his unequivocal support for Sir Isaac @6thFormFS ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jul 2012 Now @jeremycorbyn lays into @stephentwigg in...wait for it...Morning Star which I thought was a spoof like Daily Mash http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/121299 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jul 2012 @stephentwigg has one gd idea (albeit one we already had) +whole Labour movement goes into meltdown @dpjhodges explains http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danhodges/100170174/the-military-schools-backlash-is-the-latest-offensive-in-the-labour-lefts-war-on-the-blairites/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jul 2012 keep going @alexbigham @stephentwigg we're with you all the way... the left can't understand how military values can help in our schools ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jul 2012 .@alexbigham so learning times tables up to 12*12 = "Victorian teaching"? Oh dear. And your support for military schools was so promising ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jul 2012 @OwenJones84 I think military schools are a great idea. Have done ever since we had it. Go @stephentwigg I say. His best (only?) idea yet. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Owen Jones · @OwenJones84 10 Jul 2012 Other than a few Tories barely anyone seems to support 'military schools for the poor'. Wonder if those who do would happily send kids there ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Mark · @djoddsox 10 Jul 2012 To think that we thought Gove & @toryeducation were daft on education - @StephenTwigg has come up with 'boot camps' sorry 'military schools' ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Richard Northey · @RichardNorthey 10 Jul 2012 @toryeducation @stephentwigg Forces schools will benefit both pupils, particularly problem ones, as well as providing employment post-forces ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Brian Capaloff · @cocteau8 10 Jul 2012 MT @toryeducation 'Incomprehensible opposition to military schools from left. @stephentwigg must stand firm'. Says it all! Don't do it! ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Lambeth NUT · @LambethNUT 10 Jul 2012 @toryeducation @owenjones84 @alanmills405 @stephentwigg Makes sense fo a Tory to say this about a Tory inspired policy ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Simon B · @sbaker78 10 Jul 2012 @toryeducation @OwenJones84 @alanmills405 @stephentwigg if you needed proof new labour was tory lite... ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Josh Platt · @JoshMPlatt 10 Jul 2012 Says it all that the only people in favour of @stephentwigg's military school policy are @toryeducation. Must never be implemented. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Kevastrophe · @Kevastrophe 10 Jul 2012 @toryeducation @owenjones84 @alanmills405 When you gets backing from the Tories, something is badly wrong! Sort it out @Stephentwigg ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jul 2012 Left showing just how out of touch they are today. First popular thing @stephentwigg says and they treat him like he's got the plague ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jul 2012 .@James_Gray_ try the evidence in articles by @stephentwigg http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/9386840/Why-the-military-must-invade-our-schools.html - and @phillip_blond http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/10/labour-right-support-military-academies - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Phillip Blond · @Phillip_Blond 10 Jul 2012 @toryeducation @alanmills405 see our piece on Why The Left should Support Military Academies http://bit.ly/Nlv8A4 http://bit.ly/Nlv8A4 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jul 2012 Left foaming at the mouth against milistary schools http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2012/jul/10/what-want-ask-stephen-twigg?commentpage=last#end-of-comments - Don't listen to them @stephentwigg , you're on the right track ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jul 2012 incomprehensible opposition to military schools from @owenjones84 @alanmills405& the left generally. @stephentwigg must stand firm ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: alan mills · @alanmills405 10 Jul 2012 truly embarrassing when the only support for crackpot plans of @stephentwigg are coming from @toryeducation Twigg wakes up and does a Blair ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jul 2012 Shame @stephentwigg 's friends on the left - @owenjones84 - don't seem to like military schools! Don't worry Twiggy, we're in this together ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jul 2012 Tho to be fair, most sensible things @stephentwigg has said in a while, even if we're already doing most of them... good to have his support ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jul 2012 And they want Service Academies "where parents want them"... in other words Free Schools http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-14754069 - @stephentwigg @alexbigham ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jul 2012 .@stephentwigg @alexbigham are "looking at benefits of a cadre of Armed Services mentors", but govt already doing this http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a0074945/ex-military-to-be-inspiring-role-models-for-young-people - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jul 2012 Troops to teachers will offer new route into teaching for ex-servicemen http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/troops-to-teachers/routes-into-teaching.aspx - @alexbigham @stephentwigg ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jul 2012 More cadet forces announced only in last few days http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00211063/more-cadets-for-our-communities - @alexbigham @stephentwigg ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jul 2012 strange article from @stephentwigg @alexbigham in Telegraph this morning, completely ignores what govt is already doing http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/9386840/Why-the-military-must-invade-our-schools.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Jul 2012 Henry Dimbleby @Henry_Leon writes in the Observer on school food review: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/08/henry-dimbleby-school-food - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Jul 2012 @BorisWatch Thanks for the #ff. Love your work. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Jul 2012 Anyone reading Libby Purves' piece on Gove governor comments should also read his exact words here: http://conservativehome.blogs.com/localgovernment/2012/07/michael-gove-has-not-attacked-school-governors.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jul 2012 .@AnushkaAsthana Gove did not attack governors. Selective reporting from the Times http://conservativehome.blogs.com/localgovernment/2012/07/michael-gove-has-not-attacked-school-governors.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jul 2012 Michael Gove did not attack school governors as @harryph quite rightly points out http://conservativehome.blogs.com/localgovernment/2012/07/michael-gove-has-not-attacked-school-governors.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jul 2012 - he actually said: "It's because governance matters so much that the difference between good and bad governance matters so much." (2/2) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jul 2012 To be clear, Gove words on governors yday were about difference between good+bad governance. Whole point is they play important role... (1/2) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jul 2012 Economist:"Charter schls raise edu standards4vulnerable kids." Shame @nutonline @nasuwtunion oppose in UK 4 reasons of narrow self interest ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jul 2012 Another line from the Economist: "in academies, GCSE results improving twice as fast as in state sector as a whole."What say u @schooltruth? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jul 2012 Economist on charter and free schools: 'Let there be more of it' @nutonline @schooltruth @nasuwtunion http://www.economist.com/node/21558255 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jul 2012 Economist: "Pretty clear now that giving schools independence-so long as done in right way, with right safeguards from the state-works." ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jul 2012 Economist: "Poor pupils, those in urban environments+English-language learners fare better in charters" @nutonline @nasuwtunion @schooltruth ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jul 2012 More details of the damage caused by sliding education standards under Labour http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4413625/Its-gone-from-add-to-worse.html - Vindicates Gove's drive for more rigour. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jul 2012 Mail: Every 11-year-old in the country will be tested on grammar and punctuation http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2169524/Every-11-year-old-country-tested-grammar-punctuation.html#ixzz1zqWRg5pd - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jul 2012 On the front page of the Telegraph today: Back-to-basics grammar test for 11-year-olds from next year http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9380135/Back-to-basics-grammar-test-for-11-year-olds-from-next-year.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jul 2012 Radical plans to speed up adoption http://www.conservatives.com/News/News_stories/2012/07/Radical_plans_to_speed_up_adoption.aspx - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Harry Phibbs · @harryph 5 Jul 2012 Pleased to see there were 25% fewer MRSA infections in NHS hospitals in 2011/12 than the previous year. http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/files/2012/07/Secretary-of-State%E2%80%99s-Annual-Report-2011-2012.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jul 2012 @dellamirandola0 @IsabelHardman Yep, age is the only basis on which I give up my seat - but even that can be a minefield... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jul 2012 @IsabelHardman I'll mention that to them next time the situation arises! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jul 2012 Michael Gove on review of school food: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-18712828 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jul 2012 @IsabelHardman Agree with point but bear in mind there are others who look distinctly put out when not offered seat on that basis ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Sam Freedman · @Samfr 3 Jul 2012 MT @amberelliott M. Rosen attacks Gove for 'foisting the semi-colon on children' << next week "the comma as a tool of bourgeois oppression" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Jul 2012 Mail: 'Gove was right: The exam boards HAVE dumbed down as they compete to offer the easiest papers' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167995/Gove-right-The-exam-boards-HAVE-dumbed-compete-offer-easiest-papers.html#ixzz1zY2shvmO - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Jul 2012 Sun: 'Pupils will be forced to study English and maths until they leave school, ministers said yesterday...' http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4407358/Kids-are-told-to-carry-on-English-and-maths-until-finishing-school.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Jul 2012 Michael Gove praises Arthur Terry school and Perry Beeches in Birmingham http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midlands-news/2012/07/03/michael-gove-pays-tribute-to-world-class-birmingham-schools-65233-31306579/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Jul 2012 Telegraph: Exam boards are creating race to bottom, say MPs - more weight behind reform of discredited exams system http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9370898/Exam-boards-are-creating-race-to-bottom-say-MPs.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: CCHQ Press Office · @CCHQPress 2 Jul 2012 A new wave of free schools set for London's deprived communities as interest continues to grow, via Evening Standard http://bit.ly/OYjdiZ ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 28 Jun 2012 Economist: 'Gove has good reason to take a sledgehammer to exam system. GCSEs... have long been criticised for lacking theoretical rigour' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jun 2012 Education reformer Michelle Rhee to the Independent: "Main aim is to ensure a high-quality teacher in front of every classroom every day," ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jun 2012 US education reformer Michelle Rhee: "We need policies based on kind of education we would want for our own children." http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/politics/2012/june/rhees-calls-for-reform - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Tim Montgomerie · @TimMontgomerie 27 Jun 2012 .@campbellclaret Wrong: Gove's spads have no interest in leadership and are always trying to kill that story, not encourage it. Honestly! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jun 2012 Wow @campbellclaret has the gall to talk about need for scrutiny of spads - hilarious. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jun 2012 So what did @stephentwigg do to tackle grade inflation? Apart from encouraging 'equivalents' & driving pupils away from languages that is? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jun 2012 .@stephentwigg admits grade inflation. Big shift. Balls said "Let's not have any of this nonsense about dumbing down" http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/mortarboard/2010/aug/19/alevels-schools - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jun 2012 Michelle Rhee's Washington lessons for Michael Gove http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18592184 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jun 2012 @Andrew_Adonis Do Labour still think we shouldn't do primary academies? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jun 2012 @Andrew_Adonis We've done more sponsored primary academies in a year than Labour managed sponsored academies in a decade ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Fraser Nelson · @FraserNelson 26 Jun 2012 Andrew Adonis: "I have no problem with the principle of free schools". Shame that Ed Miliband does. #oldlabour #schoolsrev ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jun 2012 Gove to speak at 'Schools Revolution Conference' http://www.itv.com/news/update/2012-06-26/michael-gove-to-speak-at-schools-revolution-conference/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: amol rajan · @amolrajan 26 Jun 2012 It's not right wing to believe in an academic education for the poor. Shorter version is my @theipaper column: http://ind.pn/LcE0cD ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Greg Hands · @GregHands 26 Jun 2012 Blatant opportunism from @edballsmp who raised fuel duty 12 times while in office and legislated for six rises *after* the 2010 election ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jun 2012 Strong stuff from @amolrajan - It isn't right-wing to expect a decent education for the poor http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/06/26/it-isnt-right-wing-to-expect-a-decent-education-for-the-poor/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: ConservativeHome · @ConHome 26 Jun 2012 How can the Left claim to believe in equality when they oppose state schools using phonics? http://bit.ly/LnJ5wQ ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jun 2012 Michelle Rhee: "Obama has pushed 4 policies that most other leaders in the Democratic Party have shied away from 4 fear of teachers unions." ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jun 2012 Former Chancellor of Washington DC public schools Michelle Rhee in Telegraph: "Students not adults must come first." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/9354308/How-to-improve-schools-the-American-way.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jun 2012 Michelle Rhee: "Removing ineffective teachers from the classroom is far 2 difficult in both our systems & we have to tackle this urgently." ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jun 2012 Michelle Rhee: "Improving schools the American way. It all starts with improving teachers & putting students first." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/9354308/How-to-improve-schools-the-American-way.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 25 Jun 2012 .@JohnRentoul makes crucial point. @andyburnhammp destroyed Labour's reforming credentials and @stephentwigg hasn't been able to recover ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul 25 Jun 2012 Yes I know Andy Burnham isn't Labour education any more, but his spirit lives on, competing with the Blairism in Twigg's soul. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Jun 2012 And 75% back one exam board... http://cdn.yougov.com/cumulus_uploads/document/0w8gg3rki9/YG-Archives-Pol-ST-results-22-240612v2.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Jun 2012 Public also backs a return to O levels by 50% to 32% http://cdn.yougov.com/cumulus_uploads/document/0w8gg3rki9/YG-Archives-Pol-ST-results-22-240612v2.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Jun 2012 Even 47% of Labour voters think GCSEs have got easier, 7% think they've got harder http://cdn.yougov.com/cumulus_uploads/document/0w8gg3rki9/YG-Archives-Pol-ST-results-22-240612v2.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Jun 2012 Public back Gove according to Yougov... 60% say GCSEs have got easier in recent years, just 6% harder http://cdn.yougov.com/cumulus_uploads/document/0w8gg3rki9/YG-Archives-Pol-ST-results-22-240612v2.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Jun 2012 "it is producing schools & chains that can act as sponsors for new acads, thus accelerating most hopeful trends in school improvement." 3/3 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Jun 2012 ...but he has also allowed successful schools to convert to academy status. This second phase is important and not well understood... (2/3) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Jun 2012 Key passage from @JohnRentoul in Sindy: "Gove has continued to set up new academies to replace weak schools... (1/3) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Jun 2012 In the Sindy, @JohnRentoul very good on Gove's school reforms: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/john-rentoul/john-rentoul-an-astar-for-gove-in-advanced-political-positioning-7878598.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Ruth Dudley Edwards · @RuthDE 24 Jun 2012 @johnrentoul: Good case for Gove's reforms: 'An A-star for Gove in advanced political positioning http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/john-rentoul/john-rentoul-an-astar-for-gove-in-advanced-political-positioning-7878598.html - via @Independent ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Jun 2012 .@MatthewdAncona in Sunday Telegraph: "Our divided society cries out for Michael Gove's school solutions." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/9350668/Our-divided-society-cries-out-for-Michael-Goves-school-solutions.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Jun 2012 .@Andrew_Adonis the O level / CSE system in Singapore works - it tops world rankings & you have heaped praise on it http://andrewadonis.com/2011/06/28/a-new-settlement-between-state-and-private-education-in-england/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Jun 2012 @Andrew_Adonis Gove can't be there for personal reasons. He did not want to pull out but had to. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Jun 2012 Mail: "Big business chiefs back Gove call for new O-level." http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2163263/Big-business-chiefs-Gove-new-O-level-But-Clegg-livid-wasnt-warned-plan-axe-GCSEs.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Jun 2012 Sun: "Business leaders backing O-levels." http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4390052/Business-backing-O-levels.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 23 Jun 2012 Philip Hensher in the Independent: "I only scraped my O-levels but Gove is right." http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/philip-hensher/philip-hensher-i-only-scraped-my-olevels-but-gove-is-right-7876571.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jun 2012 City AM from today: Businesses back return of O-levels http://www.cityam.com/latest-news/businesses-back-return-o-levels - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Lord Lumey · @lordlumey 22 Jun 2012 Stephen Twigg claimed in The Grauniad that Labour gave schools "freedom to innovate." Err... No. Smothered schools with strategies, yes. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jun 2012 .@schooltruth WRONG. As DfE quote says in the piece: "This story is simply NOT true." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9349428/State-school-pupils-restricted-to-three-A-levels-under-funding-change.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jun 2012 @shanechowen one of first things Gove did was get a new head of Ofqual Glenys Stacey http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/secondaryeducation/9233517/A-level-overhaul-to-halt-rampant-grade-inflation.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jun 2012 Funny how all those Lefties who moan 'vocational not taken seriously' are now up in arms about the idea that kids do vocational courses ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jun 2012 FT leader makes as much sense as all those saying Britain doomed unless it joins the euro ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jun 2012 Times: 'Few credible authorities would deny that the GCSE, since its introduction in 1987, has declined in both quality and reputation'. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jun 2012 Telegraph:'It is the future with which Mr Gove is obsessed...building a nation with the skills and knowledge to compete in the 21st century' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 22 Jun 2012 Telegraph: 'current one-size-fits-all exam system has failed pupils at both ends of the political spectrum' ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: aj · @antoniaking 21 Jun 2012 Gove an "old fashioned elitist" really? To me he seems like someone trying to address the flawed education for all! @toryeducation #bbcqt ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: mary beard · @wmarybeard 21 Jun 2012 Last time Burnham attacked Latin I asked if he knew why it was useful. Assistant replied "he does know but sometimes he has to make a point" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 .@SchoolDuggery Because he said he wanted an 80-20 system like Singapore and now claims it's the worst thing ever. Read his speech ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 Summary: @Andrew_Adonis says his ideal system is '80-20' like Singapore, but the 20% would not do easier exams than the 80%! V confused ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 Pop quiz: Is the maths the 20% would do in FE be a) harder or b) easier than in Cambridge international O Level, @andrew_adonis? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 Oh dear @andrew_adonis, surely you can do better than meaningless waffle?! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 Come on @andrew_adonis, what do the 20% do in YOUR ideal '80-20 system'? Quantum mechanics? Thucydides? Please explain your u-turn ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 So what do the 20% do in what @andrew_adonis described as an ideal '80-20 system? Quantum mechanics? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 Why do people think that Oxford and Cambridge have had to EXTEND degree courses? Because, Professors there say, kids arrive knowing less ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 Summary: Gove reforming to END the annual dumbing down debate, Labour + Unions and others won't face reality and happy with status quo ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 Don't you want to END the boring annual debate on dumbing down instead of keeping it @andrew_adonis? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 So @Andrew_Adonis u think we shd copy Singapore in being an 80:20 system, but you oppose Singapore's actual exams? Not what your speech says ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 '... including English and maths (they still sit Cambridge board O levels in Singapore)' Adonis ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 'As Michael Gove also pointed out, 80 per cent of students in Singapore already get above a similar threshold of five O levels...'Adonis ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 Come on @andrew_adonis, please explain... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 2. He now says this is a 'two tier system' and the worst thing he can imagine... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 So, 1. @andrew_adonis gave a speech saying we shd be an '80% system' like Singapore, with O Levels and 'N Levels'... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 'At the moment we are at just over 50 per cent. But we can't really wait until 2020 to be as good as Singapore and Finland today' Adonis ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 Is that a bad 'two tier system' now @andrew_adonis? Why the weird u-turn? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 '... by which I meant at least 80 per cent of 16 year-olds reaching a basic baccalaureate standard' Adonis ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 'we needed by 2020 to become an '80 per cent' education system...' Adonis ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 Given @andrew_adonis interview just now on C4, people shd read his speech: http://andrewadonis.com/2011/06/28/a-new-settlement-between-state-and-private-education-in-england/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 .@andrew_adonis gave a 2007 speech saying we shd move to Singapore system, 80% doing O Levels, 20% doing other exams - why U-turn Andrew? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 Gove wants to END the depressing annual debate on dumbing down - Labour and others want to KEEP it ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 For those thinking about future exams like O Levels, READ THIS BLOG by Fields Medallist Tim Gowers http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/how-should-mathematics-be-taught-to-non-mathematicians/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Nicholas Watt · @nicholaswatt 21 Jun 2012 Educ dept source: Lib Dems shd read blog by Fields Medallist Tim Gowers for 'flavour of what future might hold'. http://bit.ly/KOJe1D ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Nicholas Watt · @nicholaswatt 21 Jun 2012 Educ dept sources: Lib Dems over reacting. Gove likes Singapore where maj do equivalent of O levels and minority CSE. UK 1980s: other way ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Tim Shipman (Mail) · @ShippersUnbound 21 Jun 2012 Gove source says 'Having 3/4 do O Level type exams is not "back to the future", when O Levels were a minority exam. Huge step forward' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 Reminder of the issue of a competitive race to the bottom on exams http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/secondaryeducation/8943765/Exam-boards-investigation-Theres-so-little-content-we-dont-know-how-we-got-it-through.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Dot Commons · @DotCommons 21 Jun 2012 Brennan's arithmetic blunder: While Michael Gove railed this morning against a system which sees 'far too many' pupil.. http://bit.ly/KAK95o ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 See @kevinbrennanmp's maths blunder for yourself http://www.itv.com/news/update/2012-06-21/labour-education-spokesman-in-commons-maths-blunder/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Joe Watts · @JoeWatts_ 21 Jun 2012 Kevin Brennan: Only three in 10 pupils, that's 60%, because I know the Secretary of State's not very good at maths > oh dear, that’s painful
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Robbie Crosse · @Robbie_Crosse 21 Jun 2012
Labour’s education spokesman, Kevin Brennan-“Only 3 in 10 pupils, that’s 60% because I know the Secretary of State’s not very good at maths”
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Gavin Barwell MP · @GavinBarwellMP 21 Jun 2012
Great performance by Michael Gove answering questions on his plans to make qualifications more rigorous
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 21 Jun 2012
Yet another strategic mistake from Labour @stephentwigg @alexbigham to oppose O-level exams to raise standards
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Iain Martin · @iainmartin1 21 Jun 2012
Labour making massive miscalculation in its mocking, jeering attitude to Gove’s move on O-levels
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Tim Shipman (Mail) · @ShippersUnbound 21 Jun 2012
Gove’s argument is likely to be that 42% of children currently fail to get 5 good GCSEs A*-C. We already have a two tier system
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 21 Jun 2012
‘It seems clear’ candidates of comparable ability r being awarded higher grades each year, both at A level and at GCSE… http://www.iod.com/MainWebSite/Resources/Document/policy_paper_Edu_Briefing_Book_website.pdf –
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Tom Bennett · @tombennett71 21 Jun 2012
Oh yeah and ONE exam board. *mexican waves in kitchen* YES TO THIS. Just let us have lots of unit options to serve diversity.
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Tom Bennett · @tombennett71 21 Jun 2012
I sometimes wonder what we want. Every change greeted by outrage; but some of these changes are what teachers were marching for, years ago.
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Tom Bennett · @tombennett71 21 Jun 2012
Enormous revulsion at NC when it was introduced. Many hated modular exams. Many derided GCSEs. Outrage needs be tempered by analysis.
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Sunder Katwala · @sundersays 21 Jun 2012
Whatever exams called, single board for each exam good. Bizarre incentives if profit by reputation for easier paper when schools shop around
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RT@Telegraph Teenagers ‘worse at maths than in 1970s’ http://tgr.ph/Kmk9WA <- KCL research is more evidence of why exam changes so important ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 RT@Telegraph Teenagers 'worse at maths than in 1970s' http://tgr.ph/Kmk9WA <- KCL research shows rising GCSE results but falling standards ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Jun 2012 .@thisisdavid so how come we fell down international league tables & employers & universities complain more than ever about school leavers? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Matthew E. O'Flynn · @MEOFlynn 21 Jun 2012 I find it funny how people are criticising Michael Gove for bringing some needed reform and rigour to education. #GCSEs ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Melanie Phillips · @MelanieLatest 20 Jun 2012 Return of O levels? Heads can scrap Nat Curriculum? IF details match up -- big IF -- MGove playing a blinder. Wow. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2162369/Return-O-Level-Gove-shake-biggest-revolution-education-30-years.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Mark Patrick · @mnepatrick88 20 Jun 2012 Superb stuff from Michael #Gove if this all true (and not a blissful dream). Give that man a gold star! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2162369/Return-O-Level-Gove-shake-biggest-revolution-education-30-years.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Tim Shipman (Mail) · @ShippersUnbound 20 Jun 2012 Here's my exclusive on the end of GCSEs and the return of O-Levels: http://bit.ly/MFS4x3 ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Richard Northey · @RichardNorthey 20 Jun 2012 Great to see an Education Secretary in #Gove responding to the need to restore faith in GCSEs & the farce that is multiple boards ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Tim Shipman (Mail) · @ShippersUnbound 20 Jun 2012 Gold standard O-Levels will be same nationwide. 1 exam board will run each subject. End of schools picking the easy exam from sloppy board ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Tim Shipman (Mail) · @ShippersUnbound 20 Jun 2012 BREAKING: Gove will also scrap the national curriculum in secondary schools to give heads freedom ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Jun 2012 Mail: "Why Michael Gove must win this classroom battle" http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2162354/Why-Michael-Gove-win-classroom-battle.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: amol rajan · @amolrajan 20 Jun 2012 Giant, throbbing, thrusting, huge, massive, giant thumbs-up for Gove and Govism from the Mail: http://bit.ly/LC52L8 via @MailOnline ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: David Canzini · @DCgrumpy 20 Jun 2012 Gotta admire Gove, stuck it to Levenson now sticking it to lefty unions by putting pupils first and bring back proper exams #olevels ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Jason Cowan · @jason_manc 20 Jun 2012 Gove is turning back the clock!1!! To a time when employers didn't complain how poor the state education system was. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/6319467/Tescos-Sir-Terry-Leahy-attacks-woefully-low-education-standards.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Stephen Pollard · @stephenpollard 20 Jun 2012 Praise be to Michael Gove. Praise be for common sense in exams. Praise be for standards again. Praise be. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Janice Turner · @VictoriaPeckham 20 Jun 2012 Oh the Lefties mocking Gove for bringing back 'O' levels. They obviously haven't steered child thru the travesty of education which is GCSEs ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Janice Turner · @VictoriaPeckham 20 Jun 2012 Has any Education Secretary done more in two years than Michael Gove? He's phenomenal. And almost all of his reforms make complete sense. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Antony Little · @antonylittle 20 Jun 2012 GCSEs gone, Nat Curric gone, 'O' levels back. MICHAEL GOVE I LOVE YOU! #veryhappyteacher ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: iCod · @icod 20 Jun 2012 Anyone who did #olevels then taught #GCSEs knows how much unbelievably harder olevels were. No comparison. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Jun 2012 .@jreynoldsMP errr a bit rich coming from the bag carrier to... Ed Miliband. Why d'you think so few Labour MPs were at education OPQs? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Jun 2012 No U-turn on academies and food - everyone relax ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Jun 2012 .@jreynoldsMP you need to actually table a Q to enter the draw. Not many Labour MPs in chamber either. Given up or not interested? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Jun 2012 Re Times story on AS/A2, everyone should wait until Ofqual consultation is published ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Jun 2012 @oitimesthree right, and how many Tories missed out? Many more Tories tabled Qs. Labour have nothing to say on education ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Jun 2012 @EducationLabour @lucianaberger @acunninghammp @jreynoldsMP @UKLabour That's it? Out of 25 in total? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Jun 2012 @oitimesthree @stephentwigg @alexbigham @educationlabour only a lottery between MPs who table Qs. Labour not at the races ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Jun 2012 And out of 10 topical Qs, just one is Labour @stephentwigg @alexbigham @educationlabour Realise it's a tough area for you guys, but still ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Jun 2012 Out of 22 tabled questions at education PQs, 4 are Labour, 18 Conservative @stephentwigg @alexbigham @educationlabour ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 18 Jun 2012 Tiny number of Labour MPs at education questions @stephentwigg @alexbigham @EducationLabour Aren't they interested? Have they given up? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Sir Michael Barber · @MichaelBarber9 17 Jun 2012 @Samfr Yes, glad Jim is standing up for phonics; challenge is to ensure it happens in every classroom so children can read the great writers ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Geoff Barton · @RealGeoffBarton 17 Jun 2012 Agreed: I have huge respect for Jim -@Samfr: Sir Jim Rose absolutely right here on phonics http://bit.ly/LXKxvc (via @SchoolDuggery)- ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 17 Jun 2012 Telegraph: Expert Sir Jim Rose criticises children's authors including @MichaelRosenYes for their attack on phonics http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9335860/Sir-Jim-Rose-criticises-childrens-authors-in-phonics-row.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Jun 2012 Howard Jacobson backs Gove: "Simon Armitage is wrong. Learning a poem by heart is a joy for life, not class warfare." http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/howard-jacobson/howard-jacobson-simon-armitage-is-wrong-learning-a-poem-by-heart-is-a-joy-for-life-not-class-warfare-7855056.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Jun 2012 Stephen Robinson in the FT on the primary curriculum: "Gove's back to basics drive is just what is needed." http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/088f7d64-b575-11e1-ab92-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1xwvJ9sol - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Jun 2012 Telegraph: "Lower university entry grades patronise the poor, says Ofsted chief." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9332243/Ofsted-chief-universities-risk-patronising-poor-students.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Jun 2012 Congratulations to Sir Dan Moynihan of Harris Academies. Given thousands of children from the poorest communities a better chance in life ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 16 Jun 2012 Great piece by @stephenpollard on Gove & Wilshaw: "on the side of parents against the education establishment" http://www.express.co.uk/ourcomments/view/326855/How-working-class-white-boys-are-failed-by-schools - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Justin Tomlinson MP · @JTomlinsonMP 15 Jun 2012 My @SwindonAdver weekly column - on @toryeducation reform and the plans to toughen up primary school curriculum http://ow.ly/bAYvk ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Jun 2012 err @alexbigham it was Labour who exempted academies from school food standards. Are you saying that was a mistake? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Jun 2012 'He criticised free schools but pledged not to close them down.' http://www.economist.com/node/21556927 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Jun 2012 '... proliferation of the academy model, seeming to suggest it was right for some failing schools but not generally.' http://www.economist.com/node/21556927 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Jun 2012 'In a tortuous television interview on June 10th, Mr Twigg struggled to say whether his party supported the rapid... ' http://www.economist.com/node/21556927 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Jun 2012 'Labour is confusingly ambivalent about a policy of its own making' http://www.economist.com/node/21556927 @stephentwigg @alexbigham ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Jun 2012 Well, this is worth a few tweets @stephentwigg @alexbigham http://www.economist.com/node/21556927 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Jun 2012 Good to see a fall in school absence: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5jBm0G6qhzHARWMXvCJVzf0zMpqxw?docId=N0280311339669433447A - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Jun 2012 @johnnyashort Glad you're impressed! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Jun 2012 Great piece by @AllisonPearson in Telegraph on Gove plans for more poetry in primary curriculum http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/allison-pearson/9329238/The-sun-came-out-when-Michael-Gove-championed-poetry-for-schoolchildren.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Jun 2012 '... and who they have to live with. They are likely to apply more stringent criteria than universities, who have to fill their places.- ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Jun 2012 Prof Smithers on Gove plans: -School-led training has a lot to recommend it because schools will be recruiting the people they want...' ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Jun 2012 Telegraph: Top graduates to get £25,000 to teach in tough schools http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9330113/Top-graduates-to-get-25000-to-teach-in-tough-schools.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Sam Freedman · @Samfr 14 Jun 2012 Govt also introducing additional bursaries for trainees working in most deprived schools + primary maths specialists http://bbc.in/LBIOdK ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 13 Jun 2012 Janet Daley asks 'Do teachers' unions know anything about children?' http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/janetdaley/100164815/do-teachers-unions-know-anything-about-children/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 13 Jun 2012 Thomson in the Times: 'Be ambitious: spell 'conscience', learn Keats' http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/alicethomson/article3443913.ece - Now there's a thought, @nasuwtunion @nutonline ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Jun 2012 Fascinating blog on teaching maths to non mathematicians http://gowers.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/how-should-mathematics-be-taught-to-non-mathematicians/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Gaby Hinsliff · @gabyhinsliff 12 Jun 2012 If maths had been like this, even I'd have liked it (tho probably still been rubbish at it) http://bit.ly/KOJe1D via @educationgovuk ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Jun 2012 Fascinating piece on one of the Harris academies: http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/325985/Why-can-t-all-schools-be-like-this- - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Jun 2012 Vanessa Feltz in Express:'Hooray for Michael Gove's return to common sense' http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/325980/I-do-thank-the-Lord-I-learned-times-tables - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Jun 2012 Indy leader: 'Mr Gove is right: children should be learning patterns in both words and numbers, by heart' http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-the-lifelong-benefits-of-learning-by-heart-7836885.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Jun 2012 Great piece from @amolrajan: 'At last! In Michael Gove, we have an Education Secretary who believes in Education' http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/amol-rajan-at-last-in-michael-gove-we-have-an-education-secretary-who-believes-in-education-7843941.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: CCHQ Press Office · @CCHQPress 12 Jun 2012 Carol Vorderman ( @carolvorders ) in today's Sun on #Gove plans for maths in the primary school national curriculum: http://bit.ly/Oo1hKp ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Jun 2012 Times leader backs primary curriculum changes - 'More rigour in primary schools will give more children a chance' http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/leaders/article3442722.ece - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 .@alexbigham think Leveson went quite well. PS a twitter search for "twigg" gives a pretty good idea of how yesterday went down ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 .@jimpknight we're giving teachers more freedom over how they teach. But we'll make no apologies for ensuring kids know the basics ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 .@alexbigham Interesting. So how do you feel yesterday's interview went? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 .@jimpknight the same review that replaced subjects with 'areas of learning'? Too right we binned it ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 Better late than never with your response to curriculum @stephentwigg @alexbigham Still reeling from yesterday? Understandable ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 Welcome admission @jimpknight, but you haven't said why you didn't do anything about it in govt. Happy to keep kids in useless lessons? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 good to have your support, so do you agree current ICT is totally inadequate @jimpknight? New GCSE could be in EBacc: http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/speeches/a00201868/michael-gove-speech-at-the-bett-show-2012 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 Predictable responses from to new curriculum from @MaryBoustedATL @brianlightman... From the people who brought you: http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/politics/2012/may/the-unions-lazy-opposition-to-schools-reform - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 so presumably you support our reforms to terrible ICT curriculum and introduction of rigorous computer science GCSE? @jimpknight @Ingotian ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Chris Cook · @xtophercook 10 Jun 2012 @SchoolDuggery @GiftedPhoenix I doubt anyone will get much coverage this week (Leveson). That might be basically it. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 .@jimpknight so d'you think it's ok kids don't learn 12X12 times tables by age11? That was your & Labour's aspiration ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 Shocking complacency from former Labour schools minister @jimpknight http://lordsoftheblog.net/2012/06/11/goves-new-primary-curriculum-will-hurt-but-it-wont-work/ - No wonder UK slid down league tables on his watch ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 Wonder if @chris_k_nasuwt thinks languages from 7 is a 'whim'. Or fractions in primary school. #whatplanetareunionson http://www.nasuwt.org.uk/Whatsnew/NASUWTNews/PressReleases/PrimaryCurriculumLongStandingUnevidencedMinisterialWhimsHaveWonTheDay - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 So @chris_k_nasuwt calls curric changes 'unevidenced ministerial whims' http://www.nasuwt.org.uk/Whatsnew/NASUWTNews/PressReleases/PrimaryCurriculumLongStandingUnevidencedMinisterialWhimsHaveWonTheDay - Is making kids learn times tables a 'whim'? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Evening Standard · @standardnews 11 Jun 2012 New curriculum puts more focus on reading and spelling skills http://bit.ly/LU0Rd5 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 Telegraph: School leavers 'unable to function in the workplace' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9322525/School-leavers-unable-to-function-in-the-workplace.html - Shows why curriculum changes are so important ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 Mirror (yes, even the Mirror): Schools revolution: Kids of 7 to learn foreign language http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/kids-of-7-to-learn-foreign-language-872352 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 Sun: Kids, 11, get sum help to find job http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4365698/Kids-11-get-sum-help-to-find-job.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 Telegraph leader: Michael Gove is right, we must do better http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/primaryeducation/9323490/Michael-Gove-is-right-wemust-do-better.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 Telegraph: Children go back to basics in Maths http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9323340/Children-go-back-to-basics-in-maths.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Jun 2012 Mail: Gove on a mission to restore times tables http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2157152/Gove-mission-restore-times-tables-Primary-schools-told-return-traditional-values.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 @SchoolDuggery err... business says school leavers lack basic numeracy & literacy & we are behind rest of the world http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1336410/OECD-condemns-British-education-inferior-Estonias.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Nick Sutton · @suttonnick 10 Jun 2012 Monday's Telegraph front page - "Children go back to basics in maths" #tomorrowspaperstoday http://twitpic.com/9v2sgd View photo Reply Retweet Favorite More Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 RT @educationgovuk Claims new Nat Curric will dump proper science for "nature study" not true. All children to learn about scientific method ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 Glad that's clear then, @stephentwigg @alexbigham! Guess that comes from spending too much time with @NUTonline and @chris_k_NASUWT... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 And (5) Labour believe Free Schools are not the right answer but might still let more open any way @stephentwigg @alexbigham ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 (4) Labour think free schools are 'the opposite of the thing we need' but won't close them down @stephentwigg @alexbigham ... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 (3) Labour oppose Free Schools but think some Free Schools are "excellent" @stephentwigg @alexbigham ... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 (2) Labour support extending academy freedoms to all schools but not allowing all schools to become academies @stephentwigg @alexbigham... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 So @stephentwigg @alexbigham, after this morning we have established (1) Lab support acads introduced by Lab but not by Coalition... ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Jack Hart · @MrJacHart 10 Jun 2012 The problem is, Stephen Twigg supports Free Schools but his Party won't allow him to admit that. Dogmatic ideological politics at it's worst ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Jason Cowan · @jason_manc 10 Jun 2012 Twigg's contortions are result of inability/lack of desire to confront unions... and having shadow ministers strongly against free schls... ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Coffee House · @Spectator_CH 10 Jun 2012 Stephen Twigg embodies Labour's education dilemma. Our take on Twigg's #bbcsp interview with @afneil. http://specc.ie/KtkDeT ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Jack Hart · @MrJacHart 10 Jun 2012 Labour's approach to Free Schools shows just how short-sighted their approach to long-term policy is. I expected more from Stephen Twigg. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Jack Hart · @MrJacHart 10 Jun 2012 @oflynnexpress what's odd is that they claim they won't close schools which "work" - why then, would they disagree with the creation of more ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Patrick O'Flynn · @oflynndirector 10 Jun 2012 Lab schools policy = "we dare not confront the vested interests ourselves, but will not reverse the results of others doing so". Cowardly. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 Watch @stephentwigg tie himself in knots on what Labour's education policy is #bbcsp http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18386348#?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter - If anyone knows do let us know ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Fraser Nelson · @FraserNelson 10 Jun 2012 Odd to hear Steve Twigg contrasting Academy schools with "community schools". Doesn't he think teachers in Academies serve their community? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Shelley Gooderick · @shelleygooders 10 Jun 2012 Good idea... RT: @toryeducation: Sunday Telegraph: "Foreign languages to be compulsory from age seven." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/primaryeducation/9321651/Foreign-languages-to-be-compulsory-from-age-seven.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 Amazingly, Labour cut funding and told LAs to cut primary places despite baby boom: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099597/Labour-cuts-blamed-crowded-classrooms-despite-influx-pupils-baby-boom.html - explain that @stephentwigg? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 When @stephentwigg tried to go on primary places, @afneil dropped in "tho it was the last govt that told LAs to get rid of surplus places" ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 @profsmithers @wstewarttes @russellhobby that isn't true. it's now better than standard route. TeachFirst leading the way ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 @WindsorFellow @stephentwigg i'm afraid that is simply wrong ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 @pollyL @Save_Downhills because we trust the professionals ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 Asked what Labour's education policy is, @nicholaswatt says we need to call up @NUTonline to find out... sad but true #bbcsp ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 .@nicholaswatt nails problem for @StephenTwigg - he backs academies but @edballsmp doesn't. "very tricky for him" #bbcsp ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 .@JananGanesh says 'strategic failure' by Labour to oppose Free Schools ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 @djoddsox because some schools might not want to become academies. it's a choice. & we hope NC so good schools will choose to use it ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 @WindsorFellow @stephentwigg free schools are subject to Ofsted and FOI like all schools ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Phil · @Songbird_uk 10 Jun 2012 Stephen Twigg will not be appearing in any more interviews soon. #Prediction ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Harry Aldridge · @harryaldridge 10 Jun 2012 Stephen Twigg getting destroyed on #bbcsp by @afneil. Totally confused over academies. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Andrew Allison · @andrew_allison 10 Jun 2012 Stephen Twigg is struggling. He can't come up with a coherent argument against the Government's policy on Academies. #bbcsp ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Sheun Adelasoye · @WhoisthatgirlUK 10 Jun 2012 Poor Stephen Twigg. Completely owned by the 'let's look at this quote' point of #bbcsp . I'm confused what is Labour's policy on education? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 Diane Abbott: "Good for primary school children to learn poetry. It teaches you about language & it's the discipline of having to learn it." ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 .@stephentwigg sensibly agrees with Gove on curric & langs. Shame sense goes out window on acads & free schools #bbcsp unions will be happy ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Michael Heaver · @Michael_Heaver 10 Jun 2012 Stephen Twigg, complete lightweight, way out of his depth here. Policy free zone #bbcsp ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Dr Evan Harris · @DrEvanHarris 10 Jun 2012 Stephen Twigg: "Free schools are the opposite of what we need. We are looking at whether we should have more of them" Gibberish. #bbcsp ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: CCHQ Press Office · @CCHQPress 10 Jun 2012 Labour's Stephen Twigg is being ripped apart by @afneil on #BBCSP. Labour can't decide if they back free schools or academies any more. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 .@afneil nailing fundamental education problem for Labour: @StephenTwigg supports reform but held back by backward looking Labour leadership ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Rowenna · @RowennaDavis 10 Jun 2012 Free schools critic Lisa Nandy MP is a junior minister under pro free schools Twigg. Symptomatic of Labour's divide on education.. #bbcsp ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 .@stephentwigg admits some free schools will be "excellent" and will not close down free schools "of course not" #bbcsp ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 Oh dear. @stephentwigg all over the shop on #bbcsp. Does he support academies and freedoms for teachers it brings or not? @sunday_politics ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 And then of course the other 1,500 schools who now have freedom as academies. Greater professional freedom for teachers #bbcsp ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 Labour did 203 sponsored academies in 13 years. We have already done over 150 in just two years. #bbcsp ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 Vote in Guardian poll on whether children should have to learn poetry http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/poll/2012/jun/10/children-learn-poetry-gove - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 Diane Abbott (@HackneyAbbott) backs Gove's curriculum changes on #murnaghan. Will @StephenTwigg do same on #bbcsp? @afneil @RobbieGibb ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: CCHQ Press Office · @CCHQPress 10 Jun 2012 Diane Abbott, National Curriculum review: "You know Michael Gove isn't always wrong..this is a good thing" #murnaghan - http://thetim.es/LcllOx ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Christian May · @ChristianJMay 10 Jun 2012 When I have kids I want to send them to a school run by Michael Gove. The man is superb. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Phillip Blond · @Phillip_Blond 10 Jun 2012 Plans to make foreign languages compulsory from age 7 - at last - much needed well done Michael Gove http://bit.ly/KrJFuT ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Kirsty Buchanan · @KirstyBuchanan4 10 Jun 2012 DfE release today says "focus on spelling and grammar will be at the heart of the new primary English curriculum" About time too #Murnaghan ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 Sun on CBI's criticism of school leavers "Blame lies squarely with union-dominated Left-wing educational establishment" http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/sun_says/244723/The-Sun-says-Kids-failed-by-schools.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Dame Rachel de Souza · @Rachel_deSouza 10 Jun 2012 Great that 75% of @victoryoak Y9 have chosen a language at GCSE thanks to @saltcreature MFL team & inspiring teaching http://bbc.in/Kkftqd ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 Sun: CBI critical of basic skills of school leavers http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4364471/Thousands-of-school-leavers-are-unemployable-say-top-bosses.html - Why Govt's curriculum changes and reforms so important ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 Sunday Telegraph: "Foreign languages to be compulsory from age seven." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/primaryeducation/9321651/Foreign-languages-to-be-compulsory-from-age-seven.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 Press Association: "Poetry part of curriculum overhaul." http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5j7u0xdFrxTftX8JHKFHOBmege2FQ?docId=N0185551339277472435A - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Jun 2012 BBC: New national curriculum 'to make languages compulsory from 7' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-18384536 ... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Jun 2012 @DfEInsider Okayyyy...well I'm not planning to alter tweets but I'm sure as heck gonna be looking over my shoulder walking home late at night! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Jun 2012 @DfEInsider Ok,think I'm catching on -so a campaign against bullying and anonymity using aggressive,personal invective and an alias, right? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Jun 2012 @tom_watson Why can't you just apologise? And all this as your boss says he wants to stand up for England... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Jun 2012 Yougov poll also shows that opposition to strikes has grown by six points over last 11 months (p12) http://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/6nces75nwx/YG-Archives-Pol-ST-results-01-050612.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Jun 2012 Yougov poll on strikes - over half oppose, less than a third support @nutonline @nasuwtunion (p12) http://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/6nces75nwx/YG-Archives-Pol-ST-results-01-050612.pdf - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Jun 2012 @DfEInsider Just seen your feed. An interesting tactical execution of an anti-bullying campaign. Bonne chance. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Jun 2012 @tom_watson 'suspect they assumed I'd hold anti-monarchist views cos of strident position in other areas->no,just read like a dig at Jubilee
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 6 Jun 2012
@tom_watson Not ‘picking a fight’. Just pointing out that you were wrong to describe Jubilee as ‘show of opulence by state elites’.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 Jun 2012
@lemanhead @toadmeister let me get this right: you think competition in football is a bad thing? Prob not the popular view.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 Jun 2012
@lemanhead @toadmeister yeah same applies to Manchester. Sure if they didn’t have two competing teams in the city they’d win everything…oh
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Jun 2012
Awful anti-British article by @pollytoynbee refers to “Michael Gove’s selective education policies”. Huh? http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/31/queen-diamond-jublilee-why-celebrate –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Jun 2012
TES also criticises ‘mindless militancy’ of @NUTonline and @nasuwtunion: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6243003 – Must make tough reading on a Friday morning!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Jun 2012
Unions have “launched a campaign against, well, nobody is quite sure against what but against stuff” says TES: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6243003 – ouch!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 Jun 2012
Interesting article on profit from @teseditor today: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6243003 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 31 May 2012
If morale is so low, then why this @brianlightman @Chris_K_NASUWT @nutonline @MaryBoustedATL ??? http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5g0zIvnkAOU-gJDZ4NyETMqahvL5Q?docId=A37769271338401945A0000D –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 31 May 2012
.@schooltruth @antiacademies …and City Council and School Reform Commission meetings to spread this myth” (4/4) http://articles.philly.com/2012-05-25/news/31839425_1_magnet-schools-catholic-schools-school-reform-commission –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 31 May 2012
.@schooltruth @antiacademies ” A handful of activists with specific agendas use demonstrations, community forums… (3/4) http://articles.philly.com/2012-05-25/news/31839425_1_magnet-schools-catholic-schools-school-reform-commission –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 31 May 2012
.@schooltruth @antiacademies – these days that families and neighborhoods don’t want more school choices – (2/4) http://articles.philly.com/2012-05-25/news/31839425_1_magnet-schools-catholic-schools-school-reform-commission –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 31 May 2012
This piece sounds oddly familiar @schooltruth @antiacademies (1/3) “There’s a myth circulating in Philadelphia… (1/4) http://articles.philly.com/2012-05-25/news/31839425_1_magnet-schools-catholic-schools-school-reform-commission –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 31 May 2012
Great piece on success of charter schools in the US. Shows the power of school choice http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/bx_families_run_for_classroom_exits_SK4xd9m8goj0p4mfJUg1ZK#ixzz1vnbQVhye –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 May 2012
Michael Wilshaw in the Times: ‘Satisfactory’ schools are just not good enough http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article3430197.ece –
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Lee Alley · @lee_alley 29 May 2012
@Selkie As a father of a 9yr old & a 4yr old in a state primary school, I agree w/ @LouiseMensch. Michael Gove is my hero!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 May 2012
Anyone know if @tobyhelm still thinks we are doomed unless we join the euro?
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BBC Education · @bbceducation 29 May 2012
Katie Price in free school bid http://bbc.in/L1m7gs
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 May 2012
MT @James_Macintyre Gove is “PM’s guru”. As influential on Cameron as @campbellclaret was on Blair! <- V WRONG ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 29 May 2012 Looks like Labour's @lisanandy is in bother again over expenses http://order-order.com/2012/05/29/first-class-nandy/?tw_p=twt - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: CCHQ Press Office · @CCHQPress 29 May 2012 Vocational Training: 15 New Technical Colleges approved to add to 2 already in operation & 17 in advanced development. http://tgr.ph/KY83I4 ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Toby Young · @toadmeister 29 May 2012 @campbellclaret Just becuase you can't follow what someone's saying, Alastair, doesn't make him an idiot. On the contrary - #leveson ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Krishnan Guru-Murthy · @krishgm 29 May 2012 Lord Leveson seems to find Michael Gove's powerful opposition to regulation difficult to the point of irritation ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Iain Martin · @iainmartin1 29 May 2012 Gove going up a gear today. Defence of free press against officialdom-loving #leveson is brilliant stuff. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Peter Preston · @PJPrest 29 May 2012 Gove on Free Speech: terrific. Leveson looking bit out of depth. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: James Chapman (Mail) · @jameschappers 29 May 2012 MT "@SiobhanBenita: OMG #Gove quoted Latin at Leveson. Depressing he's in charge of education" < something just died in Islington's salons ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 29 May 2012 RT @MrHarryCole "find it "depressing" someone who was at heart of gov... @SiobhanBenita">> Hang on – thought she was that plucky outsider?
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Harry Cole · @MrHarryCole 29 May 2012
I find it “depressing” that someone who was at the heart of gov for so long clearly has complete lack of ambition for kids. @SiobhanBenita
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Oliver Kamm · @OliverKamm 29 May 2012
@MASieghart @martinbright Have seen Michael Gove stopped by every other passer-by venting an opinion. He never says he’s too busy to talk.
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Harry Cole · @MrHarryCole 29 May 2012
Pause for a moment to remember that somewhere right now @xtophercook is having this reaction to Gove’s evidence: http://youtu.be/1Zuhk2j4vCs
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 May 2012
RT @DigitalPolitico Only in the UK would we mock an EDUCATION SECRETARY for being EDUCATED. Depressing. #leveson @psbook
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 May 2012
@PSbook He never did?! I think he just used the word “philanthropist” as well. An outrage.
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Martin Bright · @martinbright 29 May 2012
I like Michael Gove. There, I’ve said it. Don’t always agree with him but he is a man of principle. #leveson
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 May 2012
@PSbook You really are scraping the barrel, aren’t you?
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Harry Cole · @MrHarryCole 29 May 2012
Gove up there with Blair in terms of a relaxed and confident witness. Very polished performance so far. #Leveson
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 May 2012
@stephenexley @jeevanvasagar @danmilmo I know! Just can’t seem to help myself. Actually corrected that… but not in time alas. That Muphry!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 May 2012
More to the point, it somehow feels an achievement to be pulled up on a typo in the pages of the grauniad itself @jeevanvasagar @danmilmo
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 May 2012
Thanks for the plug @jeevanvasagar. In my defence, I’d argue that ‘typo’ would have been a more accurate description than spelling error,,,
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 May 2012
Telegraph: More teenagers to attend ‘University Technical Colleges’
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9295549/More-teenagers-to-attend-University-Technical-Colleges.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 May 2012
Lord Baker: UTCs + more acads are centre of Gove’s revolution, which’ll have a profound effect on our education system http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article3428923.ece –
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Andrew Adonis · @Andrew_Adonis 29 May 2012
15 more University Technical Colleges announced today. See Ken Baker’s article in The Times – a much-needed boost to technical education.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 May 2012
@alexbigham They are both explicit tho.Unlike ur usual mealy-mouthed fudge. But then,u have 2bcareful not2 upset union movement that funds u
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 May 2012
@alexbigham Still, guess at least your boss hasn’t backed strike action yet like he did last time- http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article3212190.ece –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 May 2012
@alexbigham … something along the lines of ‘we condemn the unions’ threat of strike action’.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 May 2012
@alexbigham yep, of course that is somewhat different to condemning the unions’ threat of strikes. If you want to do that, I’d suggest…
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Harry Cole · @MrHarryCole 28 May 2012
@alexbigham @toryeducation industrial relations arent bad. The unions just don’t automatically get what they want under this gov.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 May 2012
@alexbigham Oh great – so she is condemning the union’s threat of strike action? Forgive me, it looked like she’d deliberately stopped short
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 May 2012
.@alexbigham erm,Nick Gibb ok 4 u? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/teachers-unions-threaten-strike-action-7793144.html – He+Gavin have both condemnd strike threat.Will your boss? or a backbencher if u like
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 May 2012
Re. the NUT/NASUWT announcement today, here is another reminder of how serious the unions are about improving standards http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/7855598/the-unions-versus-the-department-for-education-continued.thtml –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 May 2012
… and 93% of head teachers surveyed have already exercised their freedom from local authority control- http://www.brownejacobson.com/about%20us/press%20office/press%20releases/academies%20flex%20their%20freedoms.aspx –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 May 2012
… And nearly 1/2 of those believe freedom2target resources where most needed wil b critical in raising pupil outcomes http://www.brownejacobson.com/about%20us/press%20office/press%20releases/academies%20flex%20their%20freedoms.aspx –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 May 2012
Missed this- 73% converter acad heads believe “bcoming acad will have ‘significant’ positive impact on pupil outcomes” http://www.brownejacobson.com/about%20us/press%20office/press%20releases/academies%20flex%20their%20freedoms.aspx –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 May 2012
Will @stephentwigg @alexbigham + @educationlabour condemn the latest strike threats from @nutonline and @nasuwtunion? http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5i99RGpiZ8j8xicmBIrD2M4mqpY0g?docId=N0371991338196879061A –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 May 2012
.@nutonline and @chris_k_nasuwt launch joint action http://www.teachers.org.uk/node/15834 360 words, not one of them ‘pupil’. Says it all.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 May 2012
Not a sausage from @nutonline and @chris_k_nasuwt on helping pupils and raising standards in their join statement http://www.teachers.org.uk/node/15834
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Richard Northey · @RichardNorthey 27 May 2012
@Theoooooooooo @toryeducation Seems that @edballsmp & #Labour tried to buy votes by making false promises through BSF which couldn’t afford
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Theo Barker · @Theoooooooooo 27 May 2012
@edballsmp also made false promises to school children through the BSF farce, why do it Ed? Why make claims you couldn’t see through?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 May 2012
.@edballsmp told councils to CLOSE primary schools #murnagan Labour ignored warnings, we are taking action http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/article4123470.ece –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 May 2012
.@onlygeek @edballsmp @EducationLabour @StephenTwigg Our solution is to triple the funding given to LAs for basic need. Funding Labour cut
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 May 2012
.@IsabelHardman No. BSF & primary prog explicitly not about increasing capacity. Just refurb. Shocking hypocrisy from Labour #murnaghan
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 May 2012
.@edballsmp ordered councils to close primary schools & reduce places. @EducationLabour @StephenTwigg #Murnaghan http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099597/Labour-cuts-blamed-crowded-classrooms-despite-influx-pupils-baby-boom.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 May 2012
Shocking hypocrisy from @EducationLabour @StephenTwigg on primary places. Neither BSF or Labour’s primary prog built new schools #murnaghan
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 May 2012
.@EducationLabour @StephenTwigg Govt has tripled spending on primary school places. Labour ignored problem & actually cut spending on places
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 24 May 2012
.@alexbigham errr… didn’t your boss @stephentwigg say BSF wasn’t value for money and he would have cut it as well? http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/jan/14/labour-schools-budget-cut-twigg –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 24 May 2012
.@alexbigham BSF not based on need – just 25% of successful PSBP schools were previously BSF schools. Coalition prioritising schools in need
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steve richards · @steverichards14 24 May 2012
Michael Gove outstanding on World at One.. Masterclass on how to handle an interview. Every senior politician cd learn from it.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 22 May 2012
Fascinating interview with the only man born in a North Korean concentration camp to escape it http://www.spectator.co.uk/books/blog/7854928/interview-shin-donghyuks-escape-from-camp-14.thtml –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 22 May 2012
.@MrMichaelShaw No. Just funny that an article attacking acads 4 bad food then cites an academy as an exemplar of good food @denis_campbell
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 22 May 2012
Wonder if @denis_campbell realises the school he cites for having good food in this article http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/apr/27/jamie-oliver-school-meals-gove – is an Academy. Whoops
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jackstarbright · @Jackstarbright 22 May 2012
@informed_edu @emathsuk @toryeducation – well quite. Or maybe their objective really is to annoy Edu-Tweeps & confirm ‘prejudices’? #goodjob
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 22 May 2012
Christine Blower of @NUTonline says she does not “accept the description bad teacher” http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/article4330902.ece –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 22 May 2012
.@NUTonline @save_downhills are striking – depriving kids of a day of schooling – to defend a failing school from being turned round
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John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul 21 May 2012
Christine Blower of NUT won’t say “bad teachers”, just people “who find the job of teaching absolutely not for them” (BBC World at One)
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The Studio · @hynstudioschool 22 May 2012
Just been reading some great endorsements about Studio Schools. Nice to see so many important people getting… http://fb.me/XvEbPmpy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 22 May 2012
Teachers at failing school strike to try & stop it from being turned around. Putting themselves not children first http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-18156523 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 21 May 2012
Sam Leith in the Standard: “Every school needs the King James Bible” (scroll down) http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/comment/comment/marriage-kids-and-the-price-of-facebook-7770437.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 21 May 2012
Christine Blower of @NUTonline on #WATO: “I don’t accept the description ‘bad teacher'”
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Greg Hurst · @GregHurstTimes 21 May 2012
…whereas Christrine Blower of the NUT seemed to be saying there’s no such thing as a bad teacher
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Greg Hurst · @GregHurstTimes 21 May 2012
In his Radio 4 / World At One interview Michael Wilshaw sounded reasonable, supportive of teachers but focused on outcomes for children …
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 20 May 2012
Observer: Richard Dawkins backs Gove on Bibles. Funny how lefties ignoring this http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/may/19/richard-dawkins-backs-free-bible?newsfeed=true –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 May 2012
Blimey – heated stuff http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/7855598/the-unions-versus-the-department-for-education-continued.thtml – Chin up @Brianlightman – glass half full and all that! @pete_hoskin
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 May 2012
And when our kids lose out to those from top PISA countries we can say2them:-May ur glass always b half full- @brianlightman @maryboustedatl
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 May 2012
Mayb u shd’ve had a slide free4these too – with tagline ‘only think happy thoughts’ @brianlightman @MaryBoustedATL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2145964/Battle-cats-Moody-moggies-work-citrus-look-model-fruit-helmets-theyre-completely-fit-purr-pose.html?ITO=1490 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 May 2012
Btw which one of you had the cat idea? @brianlightman @MaryBoustedATL http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/7854978/the-unions-lazy-opposition-to-schools-reform.thtml –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 May 2012
And what is ‘performativity’ anyway http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/7854978/the-unions-lazy-opposition-to-schools-reform.thtml … @MaryBoustedATL @brianlightman
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 May 2012
Its the presentational equivalent of putting ur hands over ur ears+shouting LALALALALA http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/7854978/the-unions-lazy-opposition-to-schools-reform.thtml – @MaryBoustedATL @brianlightman
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 May 2012
This presentation is staggering in its lack of willingness to address important issues http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/7854978/the-unions-lazy-opposition-to-schools-reform.thtml – @MaryBoustedATL @brianlightman
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 May 2012
If @NUTonline r the People’s Front of Judea,does that make you the Judean People’s Front @chris_k_nasuwt @nasuwtunion? http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6232835 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 May 2012
… It is, however, outclassed in sheer surrealism by the NASUWT.” http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6232835 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 May 2012
… threatens strikes with the frequency that the Queen of Hearts lops off heads + generally makes the People’s Front of Judea sound sensible-
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 May 2012
TES editorial: The NUT boos moderates off stage at its conference for daring to suggest that the Earth is round… http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6232835 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 May 2012
Storming editorial from TES’s Gerard Kelly today. Withering critique of unions. Excerpts to follow… http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6232835 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 May 2012
‘academic excellence and end Labour’s ‘prizes 4 all’ classroom culture.Ofqual and Education Sec Michael Gove are on the right track.’ (2/2)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 May 2012
Mail leader today on Ofqual report: If Britain is to compete with the world’s emerging economic powers, it must restore – (1/2)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 May 2012
Mash: Michael Gove ‘surprisingly strong’ – ’tis true. Last time he shook my hand, I nearly had to go to hospital http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politics/politics-headlines/michael-gove-surprisingly-strong-201204125115 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 15 May 2012
.@denis_campbell … And it says acads meet more of the food-based standards at lunchtime than maintained schools
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 15 May 2012
.@denis_campbell …but separate SFT research today says acads do ‘no better’ but does NOT say they do worse http://www.schoolfoodtrust.org.uk/download/documents/pdf/Food_and_Academies_-_a_qualitative_study4.pdf – (2/3)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 15 May 2012
.@denis_campbell Research you used made no comparison between academies and maintained schools… (1/3)
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PoliticsHome · @politicshome 15 May 2012
Baroness Morgan: Free schools “a natural continuation of the Labour academies programme”.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 14 May 2012
… whr thr is comparison ‘In some cases acads more likely2comply on salt, confectionery+more likely2provide free water’ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9265097/Academy-schools-accused-of-selling-unhealthy-food.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 14 May 2012
This research from School Food Trust is flawed. No meaningful comparison between academies and maintained schools… http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9265097/Academy-schools-accused-of-selling-unhealthy-food.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 14 May 2012
Conhome from the weekend: Free schools mean levelling up not down
http://conservativehome.blogs.com/localgovernment/2012/05/free-schools-mean-levelling-up-not-down.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 May 2012
.@NUTonline The fact is, unlike LA schools, academies have their finances externally audited
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 May 2012
@NUTonline Or these http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8283070.stm – http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6176691 –
http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/8890913.Headteacher_s_suspension_over__financial_management_/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 May 2012
.@NUTonline Completely misleading to imply financial mismanagement doesn’t happen in LA schools. What about this? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2029442/Finance-boss-Mark-Shepherd-stole-120k-Eccles-school.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 May 2012
Old school ties strangling social justice – Telegraph on Gove’s speech yesterday: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/secondaryeducation/9257439/Private-school-pupils-increasingly-dominating-British-life-says-Michael-Gove.html – Coalition reforms will narrow gap
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brian @ieducator · @ieducator 10 May 2012
-Ivy League Spring- spreads; 4 more universities join free global classroom movement http://smrt.io/JjeArP /via @IBMSmrtCommerce #highered
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Patrick French · @PatrickFrench2 10 May 2012
Top speech by Michael Gove: “The sheer scale … of private school dominance of our society points to a deep problem.” http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/speeches/a00208822/brighton-college –
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Wes Streeting · @wesstreeting 10 May 2012
@ajmy It’s a problem wherever power is exercised. Media is very powerful. Good on Michael Gove.
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Antony Little · @antonylittle 10 May 2012
Brilliantly speech Mr Gove “outing” the privately educated BBC, Guardian & comedians (plus @RedLaurie) who seek to deny that educ for others
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Coffee House · @Spectator_CH 10 May 2012
Michael Gove takes on private school dominance and trade union opposition, reports @JJ_159: http://specc.ie/KpXKKy
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 May 2012
Looks like Gove touched a nerve with @GeorgeMonbiot Wonder if he thinks there will ever be an editor of @guardian who went to state school?
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Sarah Ebner · @sarahjebner 10 May 2012
fascinating speech by Michael Gove today on private schools & meritocracy. http://pastebin.com/zdhGJfCR (thanks to @schoolduggery)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 May 2012
List of @guardian journalists who went to private schools http://ianbone.wordpress.com/2008/05/23/guardian-journalists-who-went-to-private-schools/ – Long list – any go to state school @arusbridger @iankatz1000?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 May 2012
@tracymcveigh that private school is setting up a state school for disadvantaged kids http://www.londonacademyofexcellence.com/images/Sunday%20Times%208%20April.pdf –
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JamesTarbit · @jamestarbit 10 May 2012
Gove’s Brighton College speech. Superb – an eloquent argument for all that’s being done to improve schooling in the UK http://pastebin.com/zdhGJfCR
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Evening Standard · @standardnews 10 May 2012
Gove attacks ‘inequality’ of society ruled by the privately educated http://bit.ly/LWmjkE
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Samuel Coates · @SamuelCoates 10 May 2012
Have to say I enjoyed Gove’s calling out of public school boys in left-leaning media http://bit.ly/LW4YbG
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Schools News · @Schools_News 10 May 2012
INDEPENDENT: Education Secretary Michael Gove attacks low expectations over poorer students http://bit.ly/LmZy6F
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Mark Wallace · @wallaceme 10 May 2012
Powerful stat from Gove speech – some academies now spend 43 days less of senior staff time on meetings with local authorities
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 May 2012
.@jeevanvasagar he also defined success by whether the @guardian would have an editor who was from a state school any time soon…
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Harry Cole · @MrHarryCole 10 May 2012
The whole Gove speech is worth a read: http://pastebin.com/zdhGJfCR Really rather good.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 9 May 2012
@PCS_GONW_Branch @Chris_K_NASUWT name a constructive union proposal to improve schools which wasn’t a request for more money
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 8 May 2012
More defending failing schools from @Chris_K_NASUWT & the unions today. This time the children of Birmingham lose out http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9251829/Unions-threaten-to-strike-over-Coalitions-academy-plan.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 8 May 2012
.@labourpress your own education spokesman @stephentwigg @alexbigham said BSF did not get value for money http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/jan/14/labour-schools-budget-cut-twigg –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 May 2012
RT @iEducator
All Australian teachers to be graded with annual performance reviews http://bit.ly/IGhueo
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Dame Rachel de Souza · @Rachel_deSouza 2 May 2012
Acad to acad support is the way to improve the system, Endeavour Acad now flying & @victoryoak staff learnt lots from supporting All benefit
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 2 May 2012
still silence on exam standards from @alexbigham @uklabour @stephentwigg do you disagree with Ofqual saying grade inflation has occurred?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 May 2012
Interesting study suggests school policies, not Uni admission policies, vital 2 getting more poor children to good Unis http://bit.ly/HhzPZ6
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 May 2012
silence on exam standards from @alexbigham @uklabour @stephentwigg do you not agree with @edballsmp when he said dumbing down doesn’t exist?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 1 May 2012
@stemac68 only failing schools are forced to become academies. we won’t tolerate failure
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Apr 2012
Have @uklabour given up on education, @stephentwigg @alexbigham? Not in top 5 priorities, how about top 10? top 20? http://www.labour.org.uk/ed-miliband-words-at-qa,2012-04-30 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 30 Apr 2012
Education doesn’t make it into Labour’s “5 priorities”. Far cry from “education education education” http://www.labour.org.uk/ed-miliband-words-at-qa,2012-04-30 – @stephentwigg
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 28 Apr 2012
.@jeevanvasagar cases like Priory r less likely in acads who have their accounts externally audited unlike LA schools http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2011/08/02/school-finance-manager-stole-269000/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Apr 2012
.@Wolverleygate @schooltruth agree, too common in all state schools. Pathetic to say one story shows problem with academies alone
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Mr_Chas & Mr Chris · @Mr_Chas 27 Apr 2012
@toryeducation @schooltruth Let’s not forget financial mismanagement in LA schools will be hidden by LA’s. Academies have to be ext audited
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Apr 2012
.@schooltruth right, so you accept financial mismanagement isn’t more common in academies then. Glad we agree.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Apr 2012
.@schooltruth and the DfE stepped in in this case. Your point is…?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Apr 2012
.@schooltruth are you saying financial mismanagement is more common in academies than other schools? What is your evidence for this?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Apr 2012
@schooltruth are you saying financial mismanagement is more common in academies than other schools? What is your evidence for this?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Apr 2012
Financial mismanagement not acceptable in any school, regardless of type. Issue by no means confined to academies (eg http://tinyurl.com/cfqtmm8 )
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Apr 2012
Or how about these, @schooltruth: http://tinyurl.com/cezgpsl , http://tinyurl.com/cry37c8 , http://tinyurl.com/cgwhdft . Pathetic.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Apr 2012
.@schooltruth because there’s no financial mismanagement in non-academies? http://tinyurl.com/cfqtmm8
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Apr 2012
It is clear there is now no difference between @brianlightman & @Chris_K_NASUWT – unthinking opposition & nothing constructive
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BackBoris2012 · @BackBoris2012 26 Apr 2012
Boris will be online tonight at 6.30pm answering your questions! You can start submitting them now using #AskBoris #BackBoris
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 25 Apr 2012
Govt returning academic subjects like history & langs to schools thanks to the Ebacc. Reversing years of Labour failure http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/history-geography-and-languages-enjoy-comeback-on-secondary-school-curriculum-7679040.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 24 Apr 2012
Giligan in Telegraph: Ken Livingstone walks out of interview after not knowing name of Crystal Palace ground http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/andrewgilligan/100152854/ken-livingstone-walks-out-of-interview-after-not-knowing-name-of-crystal-palace-ground/ –
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Henry Nicholls · @WayOfThePanda 18 Apr 2012
Eddie will like to see this. Thank you RT @Samfr we still have the balloon at the Dept! pic.twitter.com/kTsFNbBp
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Henry Nicholls · @WayOfThePanda 18 Apr 2012
http://yfrog.com/nw3kwybzj Hilarious. My son (5) sends helium balloon from school. Lands at Dept for Education. Letter from Michael Gove.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Apr 2012
The amazing story of Eddie, his letter to Michael Gove, and the balloon that landed right outside DfE… http://yfrog.com/z/nw3kwybzj
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John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul 18 Apr 2012
Oh dear. I thought Lisa Nandy was quite good. But this is tactically inept, tone deaf and wrong, wrong, wrong http://j.mp/IQgCmK
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BackBoris Press · @BackBorisPress 18 Apr 2012
Another left wing Londoner comes out against Ken Livingstone http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/brendanoneill2/100151335/six-reasons-why-left-wing-londoners-shouldnt-cast-their-vote-for-ken-livingstone/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 16 Apr 2012
Charlie Taylor, headteacher & behaviour adviser, writes for Politics Home on his report on attendance published today: http://www.politicshome.com/uk/article/51300/charlie_taylor_truancy_fines_will_be_an_effective_deterrent.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Apr 2012
@right_politics_ Thanks – but are you sure?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Apr 2012
@HomesProperty Where on your website? Sorry – being stupid maybe, but can’t see it.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Apr 2012
Anyone know if you can tune in live to Standard #mayordebate?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Apr 2012
@standardnews Where on website? Is it a live stream?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Apr 2012
@RichardNorthey @caferina1 why not contact the following education journos: Tel @GraemePaton Guardian: @jeevanvasagar Times: @GregHurstTimes
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Greg Hurst · @GregHurstTimes 10 Apr 2012
I’m told an observer at the NUT conference spotted a couple canoodling in the back row of the balcony and reported it. Couple not identified
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Richard Northey · @RichardNorthey 10 Apr 2012
@toryeducation Horrific #NUT threat to involve pupils in OFSTED protest by telling them there is an unwelcome visitor who needs to leave
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Apr 2012
And here’s another RT @HyndburnRV_NUT
Just updated my twitter bio to add ‘Proud to be an “enemy of promise”!’. #NUT2012
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Kevin Schofield · @schofieldkevin 10 Apr 2012
Mystery couple at NUT conference spotted behaving “inappropriately”. The union’s general secretary is Christine Blower. #justsaying
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Apr 2012
RT @TonyDowling I am an “enemy of promise” #nut2012 <- sums up NUT attitude: teachers first not children ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Apr 2012 Another great leader in the Independent from last week on unions: "On education, teachers do not always know best." http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-on-education-teachers-do-not-always-know-best-7622129.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Apr 2012 Leader in the Independent: "The very worst way for teachers to fight their cause." http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-the-very-worst-way-for-teachers-to-fight-their-cause-7628077.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Apr 2012 RT @GregHurstTimes President tells NUT conf of a complaint of a couple in balcony spotted 'behaving in a manner unbecoming to the union' ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Greg Hurst · @GregHurstTimes 9 Apr 2012 Things I was handed/offered on way into NUT conference: 4 hard-left newspapers (I declined), Socialist Worker bulletin, Marxism 2012 flyer.. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Greg Hurst · @GregHurstTimes 10 Apr 2012 President tells NUT conference of a complaint of a couple in the balcony spotted 'behaving in a manner unbecoming to the union' ... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 9 Apr 2012 Telegraph: Growing numbers of new teachers are abandoning 'soft subjects' for core subjects http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9193116/Sharp-drop-in-staff-teaching-soft-subjects-figures-show.html - Good news @stephentwigg? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 9 Apr 2012 .@vincentmoss @jon_trickett Conservative triple lock means no more paltry 75p rises like were seen under Labour ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Apr 2012 ...no one breaks the strike.One party stands up for schoolkids - the other 4 the unions which keep it afloat. (3/3) @stephentwigg @ed_miliband ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Apr 2012 ...under control of Tory councils,which encourage Heads2keep lessons going. Labour councils, by contrast encourage Heads to ensure ... (2/3) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Apr 2012 Sun Leader today: @nasuwtunion @nutonline Many schools make heroic efforts to stay open when teachers strike. The vast majority... (1/3) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Apr 2012 Schools in tory run councils 3 times more likely than those in Labour areas to beat last Nov's strikes and stay open http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4244880/Teachers-strikes-br-the-class-divide.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul 5 Apr 2012 "Will school headteachers accept the offer to become academies?" Rare QTWTAIY last yr http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/jun/01/school-headteachers-academies-offer - 50% of all 2ndaries now acads ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Apr 2012 @JamesMills1984 official DfE figures http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a0073028/plans-to-end-the-education-maintenance-allowance-ema-programme - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Apr 2012 @JamesMills1984 good line. made me chuckle. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Apr 2012 @JamesMills1984 are you really telling me that you think 45% of all 16-19 year olds are disadvantaged? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Apr 2012 @JamesMills1984 fine i'll rephrase: FACT kids at private schools (not on scholarships & haven't had their fees waived) received EMA ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Apr 2012 Allison Pearson in Tel: "We must not fail the test over tougher A-levels." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/allison-pearson/9185900/Bringing-back-tough-A-levels-will-be-hard-but-worth-it.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Apr 2012 @JamesMills1984 that's what a scholarship is ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: DfE · @educationgovuk 5 Apr 2012 Schools Minister Lord Hill: "In academies, headteachers - not politicians or bureaucrats - are in charge of what happens in the school." ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Jessica Shepherd · @jessshepherd1 5 Apr 2012 The majority of secondary schools in England are academies - or are soon to be academies, says Dept for Education. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Apr 2012 @JA_Hall that survey also showed that 42% of colleges reported an increase in student numbers ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Apr 2012 @JamesMills1984 FACT: private school kids (not on scholarships) were getting EMA ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Apr 2012 @JA_Hall the colleges themselves are choosing who gets the money. because they are on the frontline they are in the best position to choose ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Apr 2012 @JA_Hall @JamesMills1984 there is now a scheme that is properly targeted - the most disadvantaged get MORE money than they did under EMA ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: OnTap Communications · @ed_ontap 5 Apr 2012 Official figures show more than half of secondaries to be academies http://ow.ly/a6god | BBC ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Apr 2012 45% of 16-19 year olds received EMA including kids at private schools. To say it was only for disadvantaged kids is absurd @JamesMills1984 ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: James Manning · @JamesManning4 5 Apr 2012 Boris's odds have shortened to 1/3 with William Hill and SkyBet in the last couple of minutes. People piling cash on a Boris win. #BackBoris ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Apr 2012 Sure Start mums bid to set up Manchester's first free school http://bit.ly/HJDeBA <-- @brianlightman probably thinks they are "immoral" ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: MustBeRead · @MustBeRead 3 Apr 2012 MP @DouglasCarswell: Like tractor production targets, state-run exams are good at producing what officials want to see http://bit.ly/HTUeUA ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: MustBeRead · @MustBeRead 3 Apr 2012 From @Pete_Hoskin: Gove's A-level reforms will produce a better-educated workforce http://bit.ly/HdgqLd ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Apr 2012 Institute of Directors backs Govt's A-level reform plan http://press.iod.com/2012/04/03/top-universities-best-placed-to-oversee-world-class-a-levels/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Apr 2012 Will @StephenTwigg @alexbigham clear up whether Labour do or don't support academies at ATL conference? @Ed_Miliband doesn't or doesn't know ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Therese Coffey · @theresecoffey 3 Apr 2012 Nick Gibb correct on #wato. University-accredited boards used to set A and O levels. Will need to go a further step with GCSEs as well ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Apr 2012 Not sure Russell Group will be too pleased with @KevinBrennanMP's attack on their teaching quality on @adamboultonSKY just now ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Cambridge Assessment · @Cam_Assessment 3 Apr 2012 We welcome #Gove's announcement on #ALevel reform. Our research shows what HE wants and how it can be implemented http://www.cambridgeassessment.org.uk/ca/News_Room/Latest_News/News?id=139384 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Apr 2012 @ajjolley @Ed_Miliband maybe but your guess is as good as mine. he needs to provide clarity. is he for or against LA control? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Apr 2012 .@Ed_Miliband says schools should be run with "the help of local authorities". What does it mean? End of academies? Or not? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: jamesdwyer · @jamesdwyer 2 Apr 2012 Barry Sheerman giving confused message on Newsnight; says politicians should "keep out" of education but criticises Gove's A-level handover. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Apr 2012 .@alexbigham @StephenTwigg talking about poor kids being left behind. So why did Labour reject pupil premium during Coalition negotiations? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Apr 2012 Those who think HE is greatly involved in A Levels now also wrong - Whitehall has dominated, but no longer ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Apr 2012 The general and subject criteria were set by QCDA AND DfE - in future, DfE will have no role ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Apr 2012 Those tweeting A Level criteria were set by QCDA, not DfE, do not understand how the DfE worked ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Apr 2012 Six in 10 academics are providing "additional support classes" for struggling first year undergraduates http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9180982/Spoon-fed-students-given-tuition-in-basic-skills-at-university.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Apr 2012 @DotLepkowska the diploma was not a success - over £300m spent & just 15,000 kids completed it in three years #gove http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/8899967/Labours-300m-diploma-qualifications-a-complete-failure.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Apr 2012 Telegraph leader on A-level shake-up: 'An excellent exam answer from Michael Gove' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/9180938/An-excellent-exam-answer-from-Michael-Gove.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Apr 2012 Telegraph front page: University dons take charge in exams shake-up http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/9182175/University-dons-take-charge-in-exams-shake-up.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 2 Apr 2012 RT @BackBorisPress Cohen in Observer: 'important Londoners reject Livingstone' >> Left’s support for Ken imploding.Collins, Freedland, Cohen
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BackBoris Press · @BackBorisPress 2 Apr 2012
Mail on Sunday with new revelations on Ken Livingstone’s lavish lifestyle as Mayor
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2123395/How-man-people-Ken-enjoyed-lifestyle-jet-setting-executive–taxpayer.html#ixzz1qrUzXhc0 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Mar 2012
.@brianlightman What about this one, also ‘immoral’? http://tinyurl.com/czkgerv Sad to see inspiring projects attacked for ideological reasons
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Mar 2012
What about this one @brianlightman and friends – http://tinyurl.com/bq4vvap another ‘immoral’ free school?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Mar 2012
Interested to know if @brianlightman et al thinks this free school is ‘immoral’? http://tinyurl.com/bsrvu65
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Mar 2012
.@jpjsavage “immoral” to let parents set up new schools where current schools poor? leave them with what they’ve got?Left’s twisted “morals”
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BackBoris Press · @BackBorisPress 29 Mar 2012
Andrew Gilligan: Ken Livingstone’s ‘Monopoly money’ on fares http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/andrewgilligan/100148136/ken-livingstones-monopoly-money-on-fares/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Mar 2012
.@brianlightman has thrown ASCL into the NUT School of Opposition – deny reality, hurl abuse. Shame. Wonder how many members will despair
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Mar 2012
“immoral that unions’ knee-jerk reaction to any criticism is to defend the status quo” http://tinyurl.com/7mobqsk any response @brianlightman?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Mar 2012
Brilliant response to @brianlightman ‘s strange attack on ‘immoral’ free schools: http://tinyurl.com/7mobqsk
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 24 Mar 2012
Indy leader: headteachers should take full advantage of freedoms Gove’s reforms give them: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-headteachers-need-not-feel-threatened-7583989.htm –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 23 Mar 2012
Lord Hill nails the myths in @ns_mehdihasan’s piece on academies http://bit.ly/GJqZcu
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 20 Mar 2012
@alexbigham “brave” to go on primary places given Lab record of cutting funding by 26%, ignoring ONS warnings & telling LAs to close schools
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Mar 2012
.@alexbigham @StephenTwigg Seems timely to remind you what your party did… or didn’t do on primary school places http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099597/Labour-cuts-blamed-crowded-classrooms-despite-influx-pupils-baby-boom.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Mar 2012
Even worse… they told LAs they should be ‘amalgamating and/or closing some schools’ http://tinyurl.com/6ojszjw All worth remembering…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Mar 2012
Shocking lack of foresight from Labour: in 08 they said LAs had ‘duty’ to ‘remove surplus [primary] school places’ http://tinyurl.com/6ojszjw
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Mar 2012
Also worth remembering: as Lab cut funding (http://tinyurl.com/6stzjjr ) ONS were reporting ‘biggest baby boom in 3 decades’ (http://tinyurl.com/7xpe6hd )
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Mar 2012
Reminder: 04 to 09 Labour cut funding for extra school places by 26% http://tinyurl.com/6stzjjr Coalition has doubled funding http://tinyurl.com/2woqtmk
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Richard Northey · @RichardNorthey 15 Mar 2012
@toryeducation Makes you wonder if the defenders of Downhills care more about ideology than the welfare of the pupils themselves
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 15 Mar 2012
Depressing that people r still defending Downhills. It is a failing school & has been for years. Finally these kids may get a chance in life
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CCHQ Press Office · @CCHQPress 14 Mar 2012
Labour must back free schools, says former minister Lord Adonis. But will @ed_miliband listen and change his stance? http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/mar/14/labour-must-back-free-schools-lord-adonis?CMP=twt_gu –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 6 Mar 2012
.@tristramhuntmp article in Stoke Sentinel:’Becoming an academy is the first step in helping pupils to thrive’. We agree. @stephentwigg ?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 5 Mar 2012
Does @stephentwigg agree with @conorfryan (http://conorfryan.blogspot.com/2012/03/why-labour-should-celebrate-academies.html -) or his shadow education minister @CatMcKinnellMP (http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2012/03/05/newcastle-college-free-school-plans-blasted-by-heaton-manor-head-61634-30460198/#ixzz1oGDb0act -) ??
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 5 Mar 2012
.@stephentwigg @alexbigham do Labour now believe the ‘potential for Free Schools to have a negative impact is huge’? http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2012/03/05/newcastle-college-free-school-plans-blasted-by-heaton-manor-head-61634-30460198/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 5 Mar 2012
Shad Education Minister @CatMcKinnellMP : Free Schools “lack local accountability”. Does @stephentwigg agree? http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2012/03/05/newcastle-college-free-school-plans-blasted-by-heaton-manor-head-61634-30460198/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Mar 2012
Sunday Telegraph leader: Top marks for Michael Gove http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/9120848/Top-marks-for-Michael-Gove.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Mar 2012
Telegraph: Michael Gove scraps homework rules http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/9121048/Michael-Gove-scraps-homework-rules.html –
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Toby Young · @toadmeister 3 Mar 2012
.@xtophercook How do you know the exact number of the deleted emails? #justasking
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Toby Young · @toadmeister 3 Mar 2012
My take on @xtophercook’s anti-Gove crusade http://j.mp/qIAF8x
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Chris Cook · @xtophercook 2 Mar 2012
@GuidoFawkes I’m not *terribly* worried by that. I’m pretty sure “being education correspondent” is explanation enough for pursuing this.
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Guido Fawkes · @GuidoFawkes 2 Mar 2012
@xtophercook She’ll believe you.
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Chris Cook · @xtophercook 2 Mar 2012
Apparently, I started looking into FoI because I asked someone out and was “humiliatingly rejected”. I should tell my girlfriend of 4 yrs.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Feb 2012
Evening Standard: “Academy turns away 1,000 as pupils scramble for school place.” http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24039472-academy-turns-away-1000-as-pupils-scramble-for-school-place.do –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 29 Feb 2012
.@KevinBrennanMP Blair and Adonis introduced exemption from National Curriculum for academies. Is Labour now considering overturning this?
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DfE · @educationgovuk 29 Feb 2012
Response to the Observer #academieswork http://bit.ly/xA52gL
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Feb 2012
Reminder of @guardian’s other attack on Gove: 1st correction (http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/jan/27/michael-gove-funds-organisation-advised -) then apology (http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/62766/guardian-admits-mistakes-gove-and-cst-piece -)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Feb 2012
Slightly surprising that @guardian is continuing Gove hatchet job after this spectacular misfire… http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/62766/guardian-admits-mistakes-gove-and-cst-piece –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Feb 2012
why didn’t @guardian print on the record spokesman comment RE Gove story this morning?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 27 Feb 2012
Gdn frontpage: .@guardian says Gove spokesman ‘declined to comment’ – actually, Guardian refused to print on the record DfE comment.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 25 Feb 2012
@onlygeek @oldandrewuk of course! ;-)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 25 Feb 2012
RT @oldandrewuk: How Not to Criticise an Education Secretary http://wp.me/pr7gf-mR
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 25 Feb 2012
Charles Moore in Telegraph: “Free schools are breaking down the barrier to a decent education for all.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/9103867/Free-schools-are-breaking-down-the-barrier-to-a-decent-education-for-all.html –
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Coffee House · @Spectator_CH 24 Feb 2012
James Forsyth admires Michael Gove’s efforts on adoption http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/7672703/gove-knows-the-importance-of-adoption.thtml – #adoption #gove
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penny marshall · @pennymitv 24 Feb 2012
If u didn’t see Michael Gove on personal adoption story: catchup http://itv.co/xmpP1L More on the issue next month
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 24 Feb 2012
Welcome action from Ofqual toughening up GCSEs after DTel’s shocking revelations about exam boards last year http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-17152912 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 24 Feb 2012
How has @sadiqkhan decided Graveney is ok but Michaela isn’t? does this mean Lab wld close Michaela but not Graveney @stephentwigg?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 24 Feb 2012
@sadiqkhan backs one free school but attacks another. Both supported by parents. How do Labour distinguish ‘good’ and ‘bad’ free schools?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 24 Feb 2012
@sadiqkhan backs free school. Did he clear this with @stephentwigg & @ed_miliband ?? http://conservativehome.blogs.com/localgovernment/2012/02/shadow-cabinet-member-backs-free-school.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 24 Feb 2012
.@stephentwigg somewhat languishing in the Labour League table. The Blackburn Rovers of the party http://labour-uncut.co.uk/2012/02/24/february-shadow-cabinet-league/ – @alexbigham
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 23 Feb 2012
Watch Michael Gove talking about what his own adoption has meant for him http://www.itv.com/news/gove-on-his-own-adoption40076/ –
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Tim Gatt · @TimGattITV 23 Feb 2012
Great report by our new social affairs editor @PennyMITV on Michael Gove revealing how being adopted at four changed his life
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 23 Feb 2012
@warwickmansell @toryeducation is perpetually disappointed by the Shadow Education Secretary!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 23 Feb 2012
Then says ‘Labour will take political dogma out of education and put evidence at its heart’.Which is it, ‘Labour values’ or ‘evidence’?(2/2)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 23 Feb 2012
Rest of speech disappointingly confused. 1st says education needs ‘sense of mission…rooted in Labour’s values’ http://www.labour.org.uk/evidence-not-dogma-way-to-raise-education-standards,2012-02-21 – (1/2)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 23 Feb 2012
Damning verdict on last govt’s record from Shad Ed Sec, shame he didn’t speak up when he was schools minister http://www.labour.org.uk/evidence-not-dogma-way-to-raise-education-standards,2012-02-21 – (2/2)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 23 Feb 2012
Good to see @stephentwigg cite PISA stats, admit we’re ‘falling behind’ & say ‘we desperately need reform’ http://www.labour.org.uk/evidence-not-dogma-way-to-raise-education-standards,2012-02-21 – (1/2)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 23 Feb 2012
enjoy your hol @alexbigham let’s see whether @stephentwigg ‘s performance gets better or worse this week. Latter wld be difficult frankly ;)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 22 Feb 2012
Luton Today: academies chief backs govt on cutting so-called ‘equivalent’ vocational courses http://tinyurl.com/6n2l7dk
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 22 Feb 2012
Spectator: ‘should be glad govt is making the brave choice of less flattering outcomes as cost of genuine success’ http://tinyurl.com/7stahej
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 22 Feb 2012
OECD damning on grade inflation last year http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1367041/The-proof-exam-results-HAVE-inflated-OECD-warns-UK-schools-step.html – No wonder we’re falling down PISA tables. Gove right to speak out
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 22 Feb 2012
@brianlightman @ajjolley but do you agree that heads who aren’t doing their jobs properly should be removed?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 22 Feb 2012
Unlike Labour propagandists, we won’t be pretending ever-rising results prove how gr8 we are. What do @Chris_K_NASUWT @brianlightman think?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 22 Feb 2012
Exam reform may mean grades going down and more students failing, but you can only raise standards if you tell the truth about performance
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 22 Feb 2012
Despite what unions say, grade inflation, unis & employers unhappy w/ students + falling down global league tables =pressing need for reform
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 22 Feb 2012
Disappointing if not surprising from @brianlightman http://tinyurl.com/6vw3bav What does it take for unions to realise there’s something wrong?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 22 Feb 2012
Good Indy splash on Gove telling truth about education: http://tinyurl.com/6vw3bav
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 21 Feb 2012
RT @daisychristo Breaking news: Twigg says evidence shows sun orbits earth. http://wp.me/p24WgD-1Y <- your thoughts @alexbigham? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Daisy Christodoulou · @daisychristo 21 Feb 2012 I can't get over how bad this Stephen Twigg stuff is. Massively demoralising. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Feb 2012 Bizarre 2see Labour types calling 4 return of EMA handouts to kids who would've stayed in education anyway rather than targeted help 4 NEETs ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 21 Feb 2012 @stephentwigg today: 'most academies have been incredibly successful'. How do @Chris_K_NASUWT @NUTonline @schooltruth feel about that? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Feb 2012 @stephentwigg @alexbigham if you're so concerned about primary places, why did Labour ignore official projections?? http://tinyurl.com/7clzdwl ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Feb 2012 @stephentwigg @alexbigham who was it who cut funding for extra places and told councils to close schools? Balls http://tinyurl.com/7clzdwl (2/2) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Feb 2012 Massive hypocrisy from @stephentwigg @alexbigham on primary school places in Indy (http://tinyurl.com/7dbpbqv )... (1/2) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Feb 2012 @stephentall Ha... No worries. Or apologies... depending on how it goes down. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Feb 2012 @Agileflower Toby Young has 'substantively' dealt with his nonsense article. The pic thing is odd though isn't it? whatever your politics. ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Stephen Tall · @stephentall 15 Feb 2012 Toby Young isn't my columnist cup of tea, but this is a v good fisking of a poorly researched Seamus Milne article http://tgr.ph/wGn8gV ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Feb 2012 - would have thought the guardian would have been against that kind of thing @seumasmilne @toadmeister (2/2) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Feb 2012 Also, why do @seumasmilne's articles have picture of him presumably in his early 30s? Wikipedia says he was born in 1958 @toadmeister (1/2) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 15 Feb 2012 Toby Young: @seumasmilne gets almost every fact wrong in hysterical attack on Michael Gove http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tobyyoung/100137539/left-wing-journalist-gets-almost-every-fact-wrong-in-hysterical-attack-on-michael-gove/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Feb 2012 Telegraph blogs: The TES publishes brilliant send-up of trendy, Left-wing teachers' disdain for academic achievement http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tobyyoung/100137028/the-tes-publishes-brilliant-send-up-of-trendy-left-wing-teachers-disdainful-attitude-to-academic-achievement/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 14 Feb 2012 ConHome: Who is to blame for the failure of Downhills School? http://conservativehome.blogs.com/localgovernment/2012/02/who-is-to-blame-for-the-failure-of-downhills-school.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 13 Feb 2012 PolHome: Lord Hill: Free Schools are a grass-roots revolution http://politicshome.com/uk/article/46063/lord_hill_free_schools_are_a_grass_roots_revolution_.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: DfE · @educationgovuk 13 Feb 2012 Groups can submit plans to open Free Schools and Studio Schools in September 2013 http://bit.ly/u6NNHp #freeschools ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 13 Feb 2012 Is it right2view ambitious kids as 'aggravation' like those who lack motivation? @nasuwtunion @nutonline @stephentwigg http://www.iainmartinpolitics.com/2012/02/13/what-michael-gove-is-up-against/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 13 Feb 2012 This article is outrageous and depressing http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6176707 - Will @nasuwtunion, @nutonline, @stephentwigg and @alexbigham condemn it? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Iain Martin · @iainmartin1 13 Feb 2012 Blogpost: What Michael Gove is up against. An extraordinary piece in the TES by a teacher dealing with a bright pupil http://tinyurl.com/6sam96b ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 13 Feb 2012 Sun: Kids of 11 at maths level of 7-yr-olds - this is Labour's legacy on core subjects @stephentwigg @alexbigham http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4125037/Kids-11-at-maths-level-of-7-yr-olds.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 13 Feb 2012 Conhome: Downhills School confirmed as failing. What will @davidlammy do now? http://conservativehome.blogs.com/localgovernment/2012/02/downhills-school-confirmed-as-failing-what-will-lammy-do-now.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Feb 2012 .@alexbigham your boss @stephentwigg admitted BSF did not get value for money & agrees with our cuts http://bit.ly/yJXbZU ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 12 Feb 2012 To mark National Apprenticeship Week @stephentwigg visits an academy with no apprentices. whoops @alexbigham http://bit.ly/w0GXJI ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Feb 2012 wrong of @stephentwigg @alexbigham to attack Govt on primary places when Labour ignored warnings & told councils to cut http://bit.ly/wDO20m ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 11 Feb 2012 FOI reveals that @edballsmp ordered councils to cut primary places while ignoring warnings of a baby boom http://bit.ly/wDO20m ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Feb 2012 @LutonNUT it was a retweet of the exact words of a journalist ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 10 Feb 2012 RT @seanjcoughlan Downhills board of goveronrs confirm school in special measures & will not challenge inspection result. Head stepping down ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 8 Feb 2012 Amazing news on West London Free School - 1070 applications for 120 places, more popular than London Oratory: http://tinyurl.com/7nukzqg ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: CCHQ Press Office · @CCHQPress 7 Feb 2012 #Boris V Ken: #CouncilTax Cuts V Council Tax Rises. #London #Mayor. Follow @BackBoris2012 for updates. http://bit.ly/wMhoPd ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Feb 2012 Watch this video on how Boris has delivered on council tax for Londoners after Ken Livingstone's 152% hike http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdIC--jqd2w&feature=youtu.be - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2012 Free schools subject to same floor standards & inspections as other schools. Why separate tests for free schools @stephentwigg @alexbigham ? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2012 @stephentwigg which of first 24 Free Schools would pass your 'set of tests' and which would fail? parents deserve to know @alexbigham ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 6 Feb 2012 @stephentwigg threatening open free schools with a 'set of tests' if Lab come to power. What tests? Who judges them? http://tinyurl.com/7n67bj3 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Feb 2012 .@toadmeister @EdBallsMP Norwich FC already heavily involved in the Norwich Free School http://bit.ly/hzr0MH ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 3 Feb 2012 Michael Wilshaw in the guardian: I'll ensure our schools have no excuses for failure http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/feb/02/school-must-improve-my-mission - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 2 Feb 2012 Mail: after decade of ministers concealing failure, "refreshing to have an Education Secretary who seeks to expose it" http://tinyurl.com/7lwkmrb ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 2 Feb 2012 Indy leader: "govt is quite right that vocational courses should not count as GCSE equivalents in school league tables" http://tinyurl.com/7wx6mfq ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 2 Feb 2012 Virginia Blackburn in the Express: Common sense in returning to our schools http://www.express.co.uk/ourcomments/view/299476 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 1 Feb 2012 @alexbigham @stephentwigg do you still think CST grant was "dubious"? http://tinyurl.com/7f9mcsf ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 1 Feb 2012 Labour MP John Mann backs Gove on CST, criticises 'ill-conceived' Guardian attack: http://tinyurl.com/7f9mcsf ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 31 Jan 2012 EStandard: "Voc quals have a crucial place in our education system: latest reform will strengthen the ones worth doing" http://bit.ly/AnhaH3 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 31 Jan 2012 RT @RicHolden YouGov - Tories take LEAD on Education policy (change on Dec 18th) Conservatives 31 (+4); Labour 28 (-3) http://bit.ly/yZDVts ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 31 Jan 2012 RT @paulwaugh Michael Gove's challenge for Labour on education. An insurgent or counter-insurgent? http://bit.ly/wN6Q3U ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 31 Jan 2012 Alison Wolf in Guardian: 14 to 16 yr-olds need quals that are respected, that develop general skills & help progression http://bit.ly/yng5uO ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: DfE · @educationgovuk 31 Jan 2012 Prof Alison Wolf: 'Pretending that all vocational qualifications are equally valuable does not bring them respect.' http://bit.ly/yA6ICr ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 30 Jan 2012 Jerusalem Post: guardian "slammed for jewish security article" http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=255656 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jan 2012 Holocaust Day: @arusbridger @guardian @iankatz1000 use source linked to David Irving's trial defence http://hurryupharry.org/2012/01/27/the-guardians-holocaust-memorial-day-surprise/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jan 2012 .@alexbigham @martinbright @stephentwigg and now @edballsmp disagrees with you too ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jan 2012 RT @edballsmp I-ve had many disagreements with Michael Gove, but on this one he's right: CST do a great job on security for Jewish schools ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Alex Belardinelli · @abelardinelli 27 Jan 2012 RT @edballsmp: I-ve had many disagreements with Michael Gove, but on this one he's right: CST do a great job on security for Jewish schools ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Sam Freedman · @Samfr 27 Jan 2012 Good Evening Standard profile of Bethnal Green Academy by @JoshNeicho http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24031474-top-of-the-class.do - ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Mr_Chas & Mr Chris · @Mr_Chas 27 Jan 2012 How can @wonderfrancis look @antiacademies in the eye having supported Bethnal Green academy conv and working in essex http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24031474-top-of-the-class.do - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jan 2012 .@alexbigham @martinbright @stephentwigg why is the decision dubious if you agree with protecting jewish children? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jan 2012 RT @MrHarryCole Harry's Place weighs in on the Guardian Gove Gaffe: http://bit.ly/xQjDaf Anything to say @alanrusbridger? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jan 2012 .@alexbigham @martinbright wonder if ur boss @StephenTwigg agrees with ur support 4 attack on Gove 4 protecting Jewish kids on holocaust day ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: LouiseTrueBlue · @AlwaysBlueLou 27 Jan 2012 @toryeducation Delighted to say that the school my children attend voted unanimously to become an academy last night #woldgatecollege ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jan 2012 Amazing that @guardian @arusbridger chooses Holocaust Memorial Day to attack Gove for protecting Jewish children http://bit.ly/AwWFip ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Martin Bright · @martinbright 27 Jan 2012 This is a weird story any day. Even weirder on #HMD2012 http://goo.gl/kTri3 What's wrong with protecting Jewish children exactly? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 27 Jan 2012 misleading @alexbigham. we're turning more failing schools, which tend to have more FSM pupils, into academies in 1 year than Lab did in 8 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 Great piece in the Indy on the remarkable turnaround of the City Academy in Norwich http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/schools/how-has-the-city-academy-in-norwich-gone-from-struggling-school-to-class-act-6294568.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 .@TommiGeee @UKLabour huge numbers training to teach physics & maths. highest in physics since records began in 1979 http://bit.ly/AoUrA5 ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 @TommiGeee @UKLabour hard evidence: http://bit.ly/qnecE9 more children doing key academic subjects ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 RT @pete_hoskin Oh yes, transparency marches on http://bit.ly/wS93Ho <- Govt tells truth about what is happening in schools. Labour hides it ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Pete Hoskin · @pete_hoskin 26 Jan 2012 Oh yes, transparency marches on: http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/7606323/transparency-marches-on.thtml - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 @TommiGeee @UKLabour more children doing the academic subjects universities & businesses value most. getting rid of failing ICT curriculum ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 @TommiGeee more powers for teachers to control bad behaviour, returning marks for spelling & grammar to GCSEs (taken out by @UKLabour) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 Still no confirmatn from @stephentwigg @kevinbrennanmp @alexbigham that a future Labour govt won't reverse this policy & rehide school data ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 .@stephentwigg @kevinbrennanmp @UKLabour can u officially confirm that a future Labour govt won't reverse this policy & rehide school data? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: DfE · @educationgovuk 26 Jan 2012 How has the City Academy in Norwich gone from struggling school to class act? - Schools - Education - The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/schools/how-has-the-city-academy-in-norwich-gone-from-struggling-school-to-class-act-6294568.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 @schooltruth irrelevant question, no return to 11+ under this govt. R u against popular schools expanding + more parents getting 1st choice? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: ARK Schools · @ARKSchools 26 Jan 2012 @educationgovuk at @ARKSchools 61% achieved 5 A-Cs w E&M despite 50% FSM ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 @schooltruth we're letting popular schools expand. Are you against more parents getting kids into 1st choice school? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 @brianlightman insulting 2 say good schools doing no better than #coastingschools. In 21 schools 80%+ FSM get 5 A*-C, why not in others? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 @brianlightman: all schools doing their best. what about 45.6% who achieved level 4 at KS2 but failed to get 5 good GCSEs? #coastingschools ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 @brianlightman on BBC: 'insulting' to highlight failure. so it's ok that in 339 schools less than 20% FSM kids get 5 A*-C incl Eng & Maths? ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Dale Bassett · @dalebassett 26 Jan 2012 V impressed with new performance tables website. Great to bring all that data together - even simple things like links to Ofsted reports. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 .@stephentwigg @kevinbrennanmp @alexbigham can you officially confirm that a future Labour govt won't reverse this policy & rehide the data? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 Data kept secret by @UKLabour available today: how poor kids perform, how bright kids perform, how many kids entered for academic subjects ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 .@StephenTwigg @UKLabour patted themselves on the back pointing to rising results every year. Put politics ahead of children by hiding data ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 .@alexbigham we abolishd CVA measure which assumed poor kids would fail. kept all others. you hid data for political gain. we tell the truth ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 .@kevinbrennanmp says good the Govt has published more data. Why did @UKLabour keep it all secret? Putting politics ahead of children? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 RT @BBCNews Just 6.5% of pupils starting sec school in England "behind" for their age get 5 good GCSEs <- data hidden by @kevinbrennanmp ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 RT @educationgovuk DfE New data reveals truth about school performance: http://bit.ly/yReqVx #transparency <- data kept hidden by @UKLabour ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 26 Jan 2012 Today the Government publishes all the data on schools that @UKLabour kept hidden. Telling the truth about how schools are really performing ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 24 Jan 2012 Standard leader on the Haringey NUT pilgrim: "Ppl have a right to b active in their union - but not at public expense+not in working time ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Harry Cole · @MrHarryCole 23 Jan 2012 Incase you missed it earlier... The Million Pound Pilgrim: http://bit.ly/xMVZIZ ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Guido Fawkes · @GuidoFawkes 23 Jan 2012 The Million Pound Pilgrim Full Figures Reveal the True Cost Of Julie Davies: Guido has got hold of the original... http://bit.ly/AajIKx ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Evening Standard · @standardnews 23 Jan 2012 £300,000 spent on NUT official who hasn't taught for 12 years http://bit.ly/zf8hgG ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 20 Jan 2012 Terence Blacker salutes Gove as 'Minister for Right-Thinking Conscience in the Indy today - page 25 ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Iain Martin · @iainmartin1 19 Jan 2012 No, Gove didn't suggest using taxpayers money to pay for a new royal yacht @bbcquestiontime ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Jan 2012 ... announced additional £500m saved from labour's wasteful BSF prog specifically4school places http://education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00199879/allocation-of-extra-500-million-to-address-the-shortage-in-pupil-places ... @stephentwigg (3/3) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Jan 2012 ... It was the Labour Party that ignored repeated warnings... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/primaryeducation/5307911/Primary-schools-closing-at-the-rate-of-100-a-year.html ... Meanwhile this govt... @stephentwigg (2/3) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Jan 2012 Ridiculous of @stephentwigg to claim in Standard - "The Government seems oblivious to the problem... of primary school place shortage." (1/3) ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Jan 2012 @schoolduggery Yep, my bad - hurried tweet. He opposes govt shift to more focus on final exams. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Jan 2012 All hail @sunny_hundal the quixotic last advocate of Labour's "fiscal prudence". We all love an underdog @richolden ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 19 Jan 2012 RT @RicHolden "#Balls says 'No more Boom & Bust' a 'rhetorical error'" >> must be the understatement of the century, surely?
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CCHQ Press Office · @CCHQPress 19 Jan 2012
#Balls says ‘No more Boom & Bust’ a ‘rhetorical error’. Problem: #Labour BELIEVED hype & went on a debt binge that will cost #UK for decades
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Jan 2012
.@stephentwigg opposes govt plans to scrap coursework as part of plans to make exams more rigorous http://www.sec-ed.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/article/article.html?uid=88942;section=News;type_uid=1;utm_content=Tackling%20Twigg;utm_campaign=SecEd%20Digital%20January%2019;utm_source=SecEd%20%26%20Delivering%20Diplomas;utm_medium=adestra_email;utm_term=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sec-ed.co.uk%2Fcgi-bin%2Fgo.pl%2Farticle%2Farticle.html%3Fuid%3D88942%3Bsection%3DNews%3Btype_uid%3D1 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Jan 2012
… when we’ve created more sponsored academies in one year than they did in eight? All of these replaced failing schools (2/2) @stephentwigg
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Jan 2012
How can @stephentwigg say we’ve ‘poisoned’ Labours academies plans “to bring abt improvement in areas where schools were struggling…”(1/2)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 19 Jan 2012
@deianap @LukeBozier Gove’s academies+free schools reforms r an acceleration of Blair’s academies. Plenty of sensible Labour ppl back them.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Jan 2012
(2/2) “…to pupils, teachers, school leaders and governors… suggests that he is very much on the right track.” Funny cos its true @nutonline
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Jan 2012
Telgraph on PM+coasting schools: “the fact that Christine Blower of the @NUTonline could label his efforts “derogatory and insulting… (1/2)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Jan 2012
Telegraph leader backs govt on coasting schools+says education has “potential 2b Govt’s greatest legacy to the nation” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/9020410/No-more-excuses-for-mediocre-schools.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Jan 2012
Ben Slade’s blog for Cambridge News: No-notice detentions finally send the right message to students and parents http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Education-and-Training/Primary-and-Secondary-Education/Ben-Slades-blog/No-notice-detentions-finally-send-the-right-message-to-students-and-parents-17012012.htm –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Jan 2012
Typically blinkered response from @NUTonline to Barclays’ efforts to improve social mobility through free schools and academies
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 18 Jan 2012
Great news that Barclays to offer charitable support to free schools and academies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16610988?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter – Will @stephentwigg support it?
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No. 10 Press Office · @Number10press 17 Jan 2012
PM currently meeting headteachers who have tackled underperformance and the Head of Ofsted to discuss action on #coastingschools
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Jan 2012
.@edstaite names Michael Gove as his Communicator of the Week http://www.iaindale.com/posts/communicator-of-the-week-michael-gove –
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The News, Portsmouth · @portsmouthnews 17 Jan 2012
Head praises war on coasting schools – A FAREHAM head who presided over a major leap in exam results within a year o… http://ow.ly/1gLjHc
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EventPortsmouth · @EventPortsmouth 17 Jan 2012
RT @portsmouthnews: Head praises war on coasting schools – A FAREHAM head who presided over a major leap in exam results within a yea…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Jan 2012
BBC: Ofsted plans to scrap ‘satisfactory’ label for schools http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16579644 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Jan 2012
RT @alisongoddard “Anecdotes insufficient evidence4 @BBCNewsnight’s thesis acads alone indulge in underhand activities.This is weak”-Damning
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 17 Jan 2012
RT @jeevanvasagar ‘not clear whether anything2back up Newsnight claims of academies ‘pushing out’ kids’ -now clear there wasnt @BBCNewsnight
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James Chapman (Mail) · @jameschappers 16 Jan 2012
Gove letter to Cameron, backing new Royal yacht, 12/9/11: ‘We should be clear that no public funding is available for this project.’
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ann treneman · @anntreneman 16 Jan 2012
labour mps out numbered at least three to one by tories at ed qstions. What is pt of opposition that cannot rouse itself to oppose
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Patrick O’Flynn · @oflynndirector 16 Jan 2012
On Sat Blair backed Gove on schools, today Luke Bozier leaves Lab & Tom Harris is sacked by EMil. Disengagement of Blairites proceeds apace.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 16 Jan 2012
–And who was Education Secretary? Ah … @edballsmp.- http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/mary-ann-sieghart/mary-ann-sieghart-what-happens-when-even-your-supporters-dont-believe-in-you-6290193.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 16 Jan 2012
–Pupils got fab new buildings,often by renowned architects,but the bill was huge + we’ll be paying it for yrs 2 come-” http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/mary-ann-sieghart/mary-ann-sieghart-what-happens-when-even-your-supporters-dont-believe-in-you-6290193.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 16 Jan 2012
Mary Ann Sieghart on @stephentwigg’s admission that BSF “didnt always deliver absolute value for money” –Well, theres an understatement…”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 16 Jan 2012
Gove on grade inflation under Labour:”Lab edu secs sounded like Soviet commissars praising tractor production figures” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2087130/Michael-Gove-Expect-fewer-exam-passes-parents-warned.html#ixzz1jcDpubr5 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 16 Jan 2012
Christina Odone backs Govt plans for parents to be able to observe lessons in Telegraph blogs http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/9017012/Theres-nothing-to-hide-from-a-parent-in-the-classroom.html –
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John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul 15 Jan 2012
“Do popular schools have the right to be rubbish?” http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6164791 – Interesting #QTWTAIN via @MsLesleySmith
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John Higginson · @JohnHigginson 15 Jan 2012
Gove is right to say doubling of GCSE and A level passes in last 13 years is ‘exam inflation’. Something @campbellclaret still denies
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 15 Jan 2012
.@RowennaDavis @Sunday_Politics that is wrong – academies are covered by FOI http://bit.ly/q1rfei #bbcsp
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Mickey Kaus · @kausmickey 14 Jan 2012
What Do Unions Do? In UK they make it impossible 2 fire bad teachers too. Only 18 sacked for incompetence in 40 years! http://tgr.ph/xBYL1d
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Philip Davies · @PhilipDaviesMP 15 Jan 2012
Michael Gove was fantastic in interview with @afneil on Sunday Politics today, 1 of best performances by a Cabinet Minister in a long time
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Mark Wallace · @wallaceme 13 Jan 2012
Gove is absolutely right to speed up sacking bad teachers – kids can’t afford the harm done by a year of bad teaching.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 15 Jan 2012
.@stephentwigg – BSF “didn’t always deliver absolute value for money” – eg. paying £2.5m to architects 4 single school http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Education/article641584.ece –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 15 Jan 2012
.@stephentwigg says BSF “didn’t always deliver absolute value4money”. An almost comic understatement, but a start. @edballsmp wont b pleased
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
.@schooltruth And I’m also saying that what TES editorial said about left being sniffy about Mossbourne must’ve hurt cos you know it’s true
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
.@schooltruth I’m saying that increasing no. of acads will have a significant,positive impact on education (+ providing supporting evidence)
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
.@schooltruth Between ’09 + ’10, attainment rate for FSM pupils in acads improved by 8.3%, compared with 4.6% 4 FSM pupils in all schools
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
.@schooltruth Dfe figures on 2011 GCSEs – Academies see double the increase of other maintained schools: http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00199453/academies-see-double-the-increase-of-other-maintained-schools-at-gcse –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
@schooltruth proportion of FSM pupils in CTCs (acads forerunners) who earned 5+good GCSEs at A*-C more than x2 that of all maintained schls
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
@Laura_Dale_ Thanks
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
@schooltruth They have a different type of school – a failing one.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
Backing from Mumsnet’s Justine Roberts on Sky on reduction in time it takes2remove poorly performing teachers: “I think this is good policy”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
Mumsnet’s Justine Roberts on Sky on Gove’s new plans for parent observation: “I think parents would love to go in the classroom”
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Peter Watt · @PeterWatt123 13 Jan 2012
Someone needs to take Christine Blower (NUT) aside & explain that her ‘there are no bad teachers’ line does her & teachers a disservice
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
.@schooltruth “Haringey has abysmal record…2many primaries substandard” – says TES editor (+haringey gov’nor) Action is clearly needed.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
Good to see @stephentwigg support govt on underperforming teachers. Credit to him for not opposing for the sake of opposing.
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Janan Ganesh · @JananGanesh 13 Jan 2012
Stephen Twigg responding like a grown up to Gove’s action on bad teachers. Country lucky to have these two handling education portfolio.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
And here is the TES editorial in full http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6164791 – So why is Labour’s @davidlammy defending failure and will @stephentwigg will too
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
“…Or are the disadvantaged deserving only if doomed2fail? If so, in what sense is that progressive?” @schooltruth @antiacademies @nutonline
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
“…Which institution does it reallythink would b more able2transform life chances of a poor kid?”… @schooltruth, @antiacademies, @nutonline
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
… “Why does it insist on getting dewy-eyed over a Downhills but sniffy about a Mossbourne?”… @schooltruth, @antiacademies, @nutonline
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
“… expend so much time excusing failure yet is so quick to dismiss success?”… @schooltruth, @antiacademies, @nutonline
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
Here is a question (a long one, in four parts) for @schooltruth, @antiacademies, @nutonline from the editor of TES: “Why does the Left…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
TES leader: “At current rate… Haringey’s lacklustre primaries will reach an acceptable standard when Vulcans make contact with Earth.”
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Greg Hurst · @GregHurstTimes 13 Jan 2012
Powerful column in TES by Gerard Kelly backing central intervention in failing primaries, from his experience as school governor in Haringey
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
Telegraph: Michael Gove: heads must intervene earlier to root out bad teachers when ‘alarm bells are ringing’ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/9012301/Michael-Gove-heads-must-intervene-earlier-to-root-out-bad-teachers-when-alarm-bells-are-ringing.html –
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Toby Young · @toadmeister 13 Jan 2012
At last, Michael Gove is going to make it possible to sack bad teachers: There’s a great story in the Daily Mail… http://tgr.ph/xzNAm3
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
@MegBlight Yes. agree. We’re working on that. See here: http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a0078044/government-sets-out-plans-to-attract-the-best-graduates-into-teaching – and here: http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00199986/100-new-scholarships-a-year-to-raise-standards-by-attracting-top-graduates-to-become-physics-teachers –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
Mail leader backs Gove reforms on removing underperforming teachers http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2086002/An-overdue-lesson-Michael-Gove-putting-children-first.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 13 Jan 2012
Mail: Bad teachers should be sacked ‘in weeks': Gove wants parents in classrooms to help drive up standards http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2085941/Bad-teachers-sacked-weeks-Gove-wants-parents-classrooms-help-drive-standards.html#ixzz1jKYq5MkJ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Jan 2012
Indy:Computing experts welcome ICT shake-up http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/computing-experts-welcome-ict-shakeup-6288049.html – @Chris_K_NASUWT @nasuwtunion looking more+more isolated by the hour on this
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Jan 2012
Indy leader gives strong backing for Gove’s plan to transform ICT in schools: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-a-welcome-shot-of-it-creativity-6288142.html –
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Chris Cook · @xtophercook 12 Jan 2012
@antiacademies Isn’t that a good thing?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Jan 2012
This guardian story shows why we need 2change ICT. And shows up blinkered opposition of @Chris_K_NASUWT + @nasuwtunion http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jan/11/digital-literacy-case-study –
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EastLondonLines · @eastlondonlines 11 Jan 2012
“Exclusive: Hackney Heroine joins new free school board to ‘get more ethnic minorities involved’ http://bit.ly/xyvkEA ” #hackneyheroine
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Jan 2012
Great exclusive from E London Lines: Hackney Heroine joins new free school board2 ‘get more ethnic minorities involved’ http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2012/01/exclusive-hackney-heroine-joins-free-school-advisory-board-to-get-more-ethnic-minorities-involved/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Jan 2012
Mike Lynch in the Times: “This country has a great history of developing technology,but ship has been allowed to sail” – on Labour’s watch
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Jan 2012
Powerful argument from tech businessman Mike Lynch in The Times comment pages (-) http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article3283687.ece –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 12 Jan 2012
.@sarsboy I just fell off my chair.
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Andy Buck · @Andy__Buck 11 Jan 2012
Great to see Michael Gove acknowledging the potential for teaching schools to support the development of ICT at BETT: http://m.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jan/11/digital-literacy-michael-gove-speech?cat=education&type=article –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
.@alexbigham content not new kit that matters.Labour’s problem – u signed huge contracts4rapidly obsolete kit Eg… http://tinyurl.com/89hw8ec
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
.@ChrisGilmore But credit where its due. AFTER doing that for 13 years+when no longer in power, they said reform was critical @StephenTwigg
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
(2/2) All very well calling for it in oppo but a bit hollow when you had 13 yrs to actually do it urself in govt @stephentwigg @alexbigham
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
.@stephentwigg’s ICT comment v odd – says Labour called4 it last year but what abt the preceding 13? http://tinyurl.com/7aj6u3p (1/2) @alexbigham
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
RT @nasuwtunion @Chris_K_NASUWT “This is a slap in the face 4 ICT teachers.” According 2 BBC,teachers like face slaps http://tinyurl.com/757zbkw
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
BBC: ICT teachers welcome new computer programming lessons http://tinyurl.com/757zbkw @Chris_K_NASUWT @brianlightman
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
Popquiz: Who will people trust on ICT more – Eric Schmidt / Google or @Chris_K_NASUWT and @brianlightman ???
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
Great reception to ICT changes on twitter, from Facebook, google, BCS… Shame about predictable reaction from @Chris_K_NASUWT @nasuwtunion
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
MT @Chris_K_NASUWT “No evidence ICT teaching is dull, uninspiring and poor quality.” >> Not sure responses to @sophyridgesky bear that out
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Chris Gilmore · @ChrisGilmore 11 Jan 2012
Congrats to @toryeducation for having the guts to improve the quality of IT education. Was a major disappointment to me during school years.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
.@BorisWatch Well done. That is actually quite funny, for once. Still too angry, though.
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Corey Dixon · @cdjdixon 11 Jan 2012
@toryeducation gr8 idea 2 teach children proper ICT skills. Could help create nxt google and inc. productivity at work by automating tasks
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CS/SE/MIT at Salford · @CSSalford 11 Jan 2012
Rick Ogden: This is excellent news for the UK software and digital development industry! “School ICT to be… http://fb.me/AqRqpEJf
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Dr Ashley Brown · @ashley_brown 11 Jan 2012
School ICT to be replaced by computer science programme – excellent! http://bbc.in/xmmUrd
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Rob Henson · @RobJFH 11 Jan 2012
Well done Michael Gove, superb idea – BBC News – School ICT to be replaced by computer science programme – http://bbc.in/xrnk7N
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Ben Smithett · @bensmithett 11 Jan 2012
This is amazing! The UK is replacing school ICT (i.e. powerpoint & excel) with compulsory comp science & programming! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16493929 –
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Allen Heard · @MrAHeard 11 Jan 2012
I welcome the scrapping of ICT classes in their current form and welcome a move towards computer science. #wayforward #ictbecomeboring #ocr
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
Interesting piece from Janet Murray on why ICT needs to change – begs the question of why it stalled under Labour http://tinyurl.com/7ejhway
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
guardian Comment is Free: Teach children how to write computer programs http://tinyurl.com/78n3hy9
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
Ian Livingstone: “right that DfE is looking to industry, orgs + learned societies 2 help build a replacement curriculum in computer science”
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Sky News · @SkyNews 11 Jan 2012
Gove: ‘Boring’ IT Teaching Faces Overhaul http://bit.ly/zzoZJm
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Richard Northey · @RichardNorthey 11 Jan 2012
@toryeducation Great to see the Gov’t responding to the needs of industry in providing kids with the necessary IT training for skilled jobs
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
.@alexbigham @stephentwigg What about the 13 years before that? You know, the ones when you were in government?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
I take no notice of @sarsboy but if u’r going to quote him, @alexbigham you might want to read this… http://tinyurl.com/7ngort6 “ouch” indeed.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
MT @SophyRidgeSky “not a single person has tweeted saying had a good experience of IT at school”>> surely a case for change @brianlightman?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
.@brianlightman So you disagree with Google, BCS and Facebook that this is a positive development?
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
Will @stephentwigg join google, facebook + BCS in welcoming govt changes to ICT?And will he admit it lagged behind under Labour? @alexbigham
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
BBC: School ICT to be replaced by computer science programme http://tinyurl.com/7aj6u3p
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
.@SophyRidgeSky Shows Govt right to radically overhaul it. Could be really transformative. Kids writing apps rather than doing basic excel
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
Google UK director of external relations: “We’re delighted that govt has recognised importance of computer science teaching in schools.”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
Director of BCS Acad of Computing: “BCS extremely pleased Gove has publicly endorsd importance of teaching computer science in schools”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
Facebook director of policy in Europe: “Facebook welcomes govt’s plans to make ICT teaching more interesting and relevant for young people”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 11 Jan 2012
Guardian on Govt’s radical changes 2 make ICT more relevant+interesting …including backing from Google, Facebook + BCS http://tinyurl.com/7z4ln8j
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Jan 2012
.@standardnews backs Gove in Haringey: “Deprived pupils shld not be held back by those ideologically opposed to change” http://bit.ly/yrb7Vt
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Jan 2012
An insight into the school which @davidlammy is saying should be left as it is http://tinyurl.com/6sa23e5
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 10 Jan 2012
Did #edmiliband say he had just visited Bethnal Green Academy? 2bclear, that’s a coalition academy – the sort that @edballsmp etc sneered at
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 9 Jan 2012
.@alexbigham @StephenTwigg if always have to work with LA do you think the original academies under Blair were wrong? many were forced
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 9 Jan 2012
.@alexbigham @StephenTwigg your silence on haringey speaks volumes. do you or do you not agree with what we are doing? @pollycurtis
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 9 Jan 2012
Haringey facts: Worst performing London LA for primary schools @Save_Downhills @schooltruth & yes it’s @LabourParty controlled
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 9 Jan 2012
.@DavidLammy standing on the same platform as Fiona Millar, NUT, Anti-academies alliance defending failure. Somewhere Tony Blair is weeping
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 9 Jan 2012
RT @AlisonGoddard David Lammy raises spectre of profit motive in education: complete nonsense as explicitly banned!
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 9 Jan 2012
Nick Gibb in the Standard: Haringey failure shows why we need academies

http://tinyurl.com/7szqvac

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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 9 Jan 2012
Standard story shows depth of problems with primary school performance in Haringey http://tinyurl.com/6t8nc3j
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James O’Shaughnessy · @jamesosh 8 Jan 2012
Anthony Seldon in Sun Tel on academies as revolutionary force, Wellington College in the vanguard http://tinyurl.com/6pclr72 – very powerful
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John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul 7 Jan 2012
BBC News online publishes grossly misleading, anti-free schools article – Toby Young @toadmeister http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tobyyoung/100128060/bbc-news-online-publishes-grossly-misleading-anti-free-schools-article/ –
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MustBeRead · @MustBeRead 7 Jan 2012
From @Toadmeister: BBC News online publishes grossly misleading, anti-free schools article http://is.gd/UONd52
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 7 Jan 2012
RT Blog: BBC News online publishes grossly misleading, anti-free schools article http://tgr.ph/wRwwdG by @toadmeister
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 7 Jan 2012
Given author @drbeckyallen response to article on her free school research @BBCNews & Hannah Richardson have some serious explaining to do
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Becky Allen · @drbeckyallen 7 Jan 2012
@restart_ed structural disruption is doing long-term systemic good. Am increasingly convinced. < agree! As we suggest in mis-quoted blog ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: Becky Allen · @drbeckyallen 7 Jan 2012 @BenRogersOVA @restart_ed @teachitso @sarsboy we should be appaulding anyone with a passion for innovation in schooling, in fs or otherwise ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 7 Jan 2012 RT @drbeckyallen: Pretty annoyed that BBC have taken a blog that was supportive of free schools and written a very negative article ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jan 2012 Indy feature also has an interesting example re. having non-qualified staff as teachers http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/schools/how-we-started-a-new-school-from-scratch-6285045.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jan 2012 Fullfact asks the question: Did uptake of core GCSEs halve under Labour? And concludes that it did. http://fullfact.org/factchecks/GCSE_core_subjects_results_uptake-3218 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jan 2012 Very interesting feature in the Indy on Langley Hall - one of the first free schools http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/schools/how-we-started-a-new-school-from-scratch-6285045.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jan 2012 Mail: Gove blasts education authorities who r 'happy with failure'+ pushes 4 weakest primary schools 2 become academies http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2082218/Michael-Gove-blasts-education-authorities-happy-failure.html#ixzz1iaHEE8E8 - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jan 2012 .@BorisWatch Have you ever thought of doing all your tweets in capital letters? They're all so angry. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jan 2012 And next month @stephentwigg will announce plans to reduce bureaucracy,restore discipline+raise standards...Oh hang on,we're doing those too ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jan 2012 DfE press notice from Sept 2011 with loads of examples of schools lengthening day thx to govt changes @stephentwigg http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/inthenews/a00197902/schools-given-freedom-from-bureaucratic-rules-to-have-control-over-school-day - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jan 2012 ...Gove: Pupils "will benefit from the changes academy freedom can bring, like longer school days..." @stephentwigg ... http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/speeches/a00200484/michael-gove-speaks-to-the-schools-network - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jan 2012 Great to know that @stephentwigg agrees with govt on length of school days... http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/speeches/a00200484/michael-gove-speaks-to-the-schools-network - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jan 2012 Toby Young in Telegraph blogs: Michael Gove is right: academies are raising standards http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tobyyoung/100127248/michael-gove-is-right-academies-are-raising-standards/ - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jan 2012 Sun Says: Schools are a Coalition success story. Thousands have converted to self-governing academy status... http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/sun_says/244723/The-Sun-Says.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jan 2012 ...and says Labour 2 shd b commended 4 starting it.What a shame theyve now retreated2 opportunistic opposition on school reform @stephentwigg ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 5 Jan 2012 Telegraph editorial hails 'remarkable achievement for coalition' - secondary academies approaching 50% (1/2)... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/8992261/Education-flourishes-free-from-state-interference.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Jan 2012 Yeah @jreedmp annuvva work experience tory... ejacated under Labour. No marks 4spelling 'n' grammer ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Jan 2012 Great to hear what you think of Morse prequel @StephenTwigg. Any plans to respond to Gove speech on academies? ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Jan 2012 Total silence from @labourparty @ed_miliband and @stephentwigg and yet @davidlammy is defending failing schools! ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Jan 2012 Former Labour adviser Conor Ryan: "On failing primaries,should b no quibbles from two Eds[Mili + Balls]." We'll see about that @stephentwigg ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Jan 2012 Conor Ryan: "Gove's speech today makes many of the right arguments... He deserves backing in making case [to parents]" http://conorfryan.blogspot.com/2012/01/gove-is-right-to-tackle-academy-critics.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Jan 2012 Former Labour education adviser Conor Ryan: "Gove is right to tackle academy critics" http://conorfryan.blogspot.com/2012/01/gove-is-right-to-tackle-academy-critics.html - ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Jan 2012 Bad day for @stephentwigg gets worse - near the bottom of Labourlist Shad Cab league table... ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Jan 2012 More Labourlist readers have a negative opinion of @stephentwigg than have a positive one... I'll keep my view to myself ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Jan 2012 .@MaryBoustedATL @ATLUnion in July '10 "Interest in becoming academy seems to be rather a damp squib" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-10802193 - Now over 1500!! ------------------------------------------------------ Retweeted by Tory education news: John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul 4 Jan 2012 And Gove also has the stats on pupils with special educational needs and free school meals to show academies favour the disadvantaged. ------------------------------------------------------ Tory education news - @toryeducation - 4 Jan 2012 RT @johnrentoul 'Gove: 45% secondary schools are or becoming academies... the "no demand" myth in detention' >not what @NUTonline r saying
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Jan 2012
@jreedmp Did your comment apologies for Labour’s bungled PFI deals? Maybe it would have been covered if it had.
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Jan 2012
Is Christine Blower seriously claiming that ‘few of England’s schools have opted to convert’ – 1,200 converters!! Bizarre @NUTonline
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ToryHealth · @Toryhealth 4 Jan 2012
Figures reveal cost of maintaining north Cumbria’s two main hospitals http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/figures-reveal-cost-of-maintaining-north-cumbria-s-two-main-hospitals-1.911871?referrerPath=home – Blimey, what does @jreedmp have 2 say abt this?
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John Rentoul · @JohnRentoul 4 Jan 2012
Good speech by Michael Gove on academies, taking as his text recent Hornsey Journal headline: “Campaigners: Hands off our failing school.”
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Jan 2012
.@Chris_K_NASUWT in June’10 ‘must b disappointing, the relatively low level of interest Gove has managd for his academies plan’ – now 1,500
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Jan 2012
.@brianlightman it does no good for your credibility to conflate converter and sponsored academies as per your statement on Gove speech
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Jan 2012
RT @dlknowles “Why @stephentwigg annoyed me this morning” >> And it was Twigg who dropped compulsory languages for 14-16 year olds
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Tom Chivers · @TomChivers 4 Jan 2012
Excellent by @dlknowles on education http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielknowles/100127094/labour-still-doesnt-understand-whats-wrong-with-the-education-system/ – and why kids should learn English, maths, history and science, for pity’s sake
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Pete Hoskin · @pete_hoskin 4 Jan 2012
“…that perpetuates division and denies opportunity.”?
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Pete Hoskin · @pete_hoskin 4 Jan 2012
…said of oppositional local authorities: “It’s the bigoted backward bankrupt ideology of a left wing establishment…”
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Pete Hoskin · @pete_hoskin 4 Jan 2012
Gove doesn’t mince words in his attack on roadblocks to reform today. I’ve already blogged (http://is.gd/utZsoJ ) but how about this line…
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Jan 2012
No magic lamp @taylorig – Table 18 of these official government statistics http://www.education.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s001034/index.shtml –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Jan 2012
Telegraph: Labour still doesn’t understand what’s wrong with the education system http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielknowles/100127094/labour-still-doesnt-understand-whats-wrong-with-the-education-system/ –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Jan 2012
UCAS: “Evidence of a late surge as the 15 January deadline approaches is now emerging.- http://www.ucas.com/about_us/media_enquiries/media_releases/2012/20120104 –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Jan 2012
The Daily Telegraph on Labour’s education betrayal- the current govt is tackling this with ebacc
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/8990601/Poorest-children-less-likely-to-study-core-subjects-like-English-Maths-or-Science-at-GCSE.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Jan 2012
Sun: Labour’s exam grade betrayal http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4037805/Labours-grade-betrayal-Michael-Gove-has-accused-Labour-or-betraying-a-generation-of-poorest-kids.html –
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Tory education news – @toryeducation – 4 Jan 2012
.@brianlightman So you think it is ok that only 3% of kids in poorest areas study subjects unis & employers value most?
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