This week I wrote to the Schools Minister Nick Gibb, because the Department for Education has taken the decision to withdraw food technology from the Design and Technology A Level. It had been anticipated that a new A Level would be created to follow on from the brand new GCSE in Food Preparation and Nutrition, … More Dead end qualifications?
I am tired of newspaper reports of surveys showing that children think that food comes from the supermarket, and that 6% of them think that sausages grow on trees. It’s an easy headline grab to promote yet another scheme that will supposedly help overcome this crisis of public understanding. But the problem is, there is … More Why some kids always choose ‘Option D’
Philosophy sessions ‘boost primary school results’ (BBC News, 10 July 2015) A study funded by the Education Endowment Fund has discovered that primary age pupils taking philosophy sessions perform better at maths and English. The obvious recommendation is that it should be rolled out to all pupils. Whether it is or not, remains to be seen. … More The Philosophy of Farming?