Digby Jones · Ofsted · Sir Michael Wilshaw

Will Michael Wilshaw? He sure will!

I’ve long been thinking that radical and fundamental change in education will only happen in the UK when our economy is so seriously threatened by the likes of China, India, Singapore, South Korea, and the like, that the ‘powers that be’ would be forced to take corrective action. Indeed, five years ago Digby Jones, then head of… Continue reading Will Michael Wilshaw? He sure will!

Adam Shaw · BBC Radio 4 · Brian Butterworth · Digby Jones

Off topic – maths in the UK

Here’s an interesting interview conducted by Adam Shaw on Radio 4’s Today programme this morning (18/11/2010) with Brian Butterworth, Emeritus professor of cognitive neuropsychology at the Institute of Neuroscience at the University College London. BB: “The UK is not very good at maths. We’re about average, looking at all OECD countries. So, we’re significantly worse… Continue reading Off topic – maths in the UK