The vast changes in the education landscape are making the headlines and naturally causing a lot of passionate debate. Coupled with the latest depressing unemployment figures with youth unemployment the highest since records began it is not surprising that education and skills are top of the political agenda.
Children take seriously what adults take seriously. Not watching our children's matches sends a negative message to the kids and a positive one to Gove as he strides around the school gym, axe in hand.
As of today the UK is now over £1 trillion pounds in debt. Wahey right? Woo look at us finally hitting the big 18 zeros mark! Yeah take that America....
Last week the Education Secretary Michael Gove courted controversy when it emerged he strongly advocated the presentation of a taxpayer-funded yacht to the Queen, to mark the occasion of her Jubilee this summer.
The world turned its attention to Italy once again this week, but for a change it wasn't the country's precarious finances or shady politics making headlines. On 13 January, as its passengers enjoyed dinner and drinks, the cruise ship Costa Concordia made its way past the Tuscan coast, sailing too close to a reef off the island of Giglio as it did so, scraping an ultimately disastrous gash in its side.
This week it came out that Michael Gove, the education secretary, has a plan to send a copy of the King James Bible to every school in the country - although this has run into a spot of bother as Cameron told Gove that this project must not be funded by taxpayer's money.
Michael Gove, UK education secretary, has finally done the right thing, and realised that IT education in England is ''demotivating and dull". Even better, he's gone one step further and announced an overhaul of the IT National Curriculum, which will focus on web design, computer programming and computer science to reflect todays technological needs.
I feel strongly that our celebrations should go beyond those of previous national treasures, such as Long John Silver, or Dr. Harold Shipman MD, to mark the greater achievement that being Michael Gove represents.
In the wake of Michael Gove's proposal to build a new Royal Yacht for Her Majesty the Queen to mark the Diamond Jubilee comes a certain amount of chest thumping over how much the tub's going to cost us all. T
While I won't question your sanity, I will most certainly question your ability to act as the Secretary of State for Education.
So in comparison, maybe still acknowledging our Queen isn't all bad. I just don't think she needs a new yacht. Gove said the money wouldn't come from taxpayers but from corporations willing to invest, but hey, Mikey, here's an idea, why not get them to invest in things that benefit the country?
The whole nation has rallied around Michael Gove's heroic call to buy the Queen a big yacht for her birthday. It's the only sensible thing to do. While the vast majority of sane, normal people have applauded this fabulous and necessary idea, there have been some, union types mainly, who have pooh-poohed the idea.
I can't code. I wouldn't know where to begin. As an avenue of learning, I've not so much missed the turning as driven to the wrong city. Such attitudes to coding are, it seems, quite widespread.
A lovely thing happened in the world of UK politics yesterday. That's an odd sentence to write, I admit. Up until yesterday, if the adage "start as you mean to go on" has any bearing to it, then based on events so far, politics in 2012 is due to be a year round serving of uneasy quiche.
I think anyone vaguely awake in the education and digital space cannot have failed to notice that 2012 is the year of Computer Science, of coding and kids. 2011 was a cacophony of noise about why this was so terribly important, and 2012 is reaping the rewards.
In 2009 the Guardian newspaper published an article based on a report which warned private schools would have to increase their class sizes in the fut...