Category Archives: Reports

Books not a ‘privilege’ for prisoners after all

Prisoner-VectorIn the Orwellian mindset occupied by Chris Grayling and the Ministry of Justice, a ruling by Mr Justice Collins that found ‘refer(ring) to them (books) as a privilege is strange’ was regarded as ‘a surprising judgement.’ So it seems that prisoners will be entitled to receive books through the post in future as they did until recently (provided they don’t contain a file or drugs). Continue reading

SEA Conference a Great Success

Submitted by Martin Dore on Mon, 23/06/2014 – 12:51

Peter Wilby speaking at the Conference

Peter Wilby speaking at the Conference

THE SEA held its annual conference in London on Saturday 21st June 2014. It was very well attended by members from across the country who debated motions, engaged in a round table debate on new models of education and enjoyed a brilliant talk by Peter Wilby, the Guardian columnist. Continue reading

Exam Reform in the Spotlight

Submitted by Martin Dore on Sat, 10/05/2014 – 11:37

At the start of the next school year, new specifications will be unveiled for reformed GCSE and A Level exams. These will bring with them high level risks for the exam system in England driven by seriously questionable assumptions by Michael Gove and his allies. As the Education Select Committee is to hold an investigation into 15-19 exam reform, it is time to scrutinize the reforms. Continue reading