Now that the memo is public people should start worrying about the plans it contains. As ever it appears that the demands of politics have crossed the demands of the people, at current funding levels academies, free schools and 'normal' state schools will require an increase in funding just two months before the next general elections
The formal gathering of evidence by the Leveson Inquiry came to an end on 24 July, and we are promised a speedy report. In the meantime, it is worthwhile to remind ourselves that this inquiry belongs to a historical tradition.
If there's one thing English teachers should read before they go back to work on Monday, it is the Ofsted document entitled 'Moving English Forward'.
The english language, unlike computer coding, is beautiful. The language is ever changing, different words from different counties make it the language of business and love. It allows for many words or expressions to be used in many different ways. It has rules that can be broken without any seeming rhyme nor reason.