Articles by Tricia Kelleher
Principal of The Stephen Perse Foundation writing and tweeting about what interests me. Not limited to education. All opinions my own.
Mrs Morgan – how sad that we have come to this
“Most tragic of all, to me, is the underlying assumption presented by the Secretary of State for Education that Head Teachers and teaching staff don’t really care enough about how the children in their schools’ progress…” Tricia Kelleher reflects on Nicky Morgan’s support for new maths and grammar tests.
Schools must be the instrument of change
“In my view, we can no longer wait for a lead from the government. Education is too important for this. Let those of us entrusted with the education of young people take a lead – we can be the difference.” Tricia Kelleher argues that schools could take the lead in reforming education.
Mr Michael Gove – provocative and wrong
What do the Blob, Mr Men and Guardian education writers have in common? They all appear somewhere in Michael Gove’s pantheon of disapproval. The Education Secretary’s latest speech about the problems besetting education is classic Gove. It is very engaging, thought provoking and entertaining. His view on raising the bar of aspiration for all young […]
Responding to Michael Gove in the Daily Mail and The Blob
Snow in late March is as unexpected as Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Education, embracing the world we live in today. Unlike the weather, Gove does not disappoint. True to form Gove uses his media platform of choice, Mail Online, to articulate clearly his contempt for those who oppose his reforms, castigating them […]