Posts Tagged “teaching”

Education: 59% of Lib Dems say teachers should have formal teaching qualifications

by Stephen Tall on February 2, 2014

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 750 party members responded – thank you – and we’ve been publishing the full results. (There were a couple of results I ran out of time […]

A little bit about my job. A whole lot more about the importance of evidence-based policy and RCTs.

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2012

A rare work-focused post follows… It’s been almost a year since I started a new job, working at the Education Endowment Foundation. It’s a new grant-making charity, a rare combination of a start-up with money (you can normally be one (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Hero of the Week’ #16 – Stephen Twigg & Lord Ashcroft

by Stephen Tall on October 5, 2012

Welcome to the 16th in our series — Liberal Hero of the Week — as chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  The aim is to showcase public figures who help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book: economic, personal, political and social liberalism. We highlight […]

Stephen Twigg backs ‘local pay’ for teachers while also opposing ‘local pay’. Very even-handed

by Stephen Tall on October 4, 2012

Of course he didn’t use the phrase ‘local pay’ because Labour, like the Lib Dems, are opposed to it. But local pay is what Stephen Twigg today announced in his education speech to the party’s Manchester conference: We will have (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Remember the teacher who said ‘Sometimes ambitious children need to slow down’? Here’s what happened next…

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2012

Six months ago, a brief spasm of furore erupted following an article published in the TES by Jonny Griffiths, a maths teacher at Paston College in Norfolk. As I noted in this post at the time, it ‘appear[ed] to show (…)

Read the rest of this entry »