Every industry needs inspecting to improve standards and ensure continuous improvement. However, Gove has taken his 'noble profession' and effectively taken it into a backroom to be beaten and robbed. The results are changes that have taken what was the noble profession and turned it into the impossible profession.
It's unlikely anyone can deny the positive benefits that can be gained by adopting a healthy lifestyle. We have been shown by scientists over the years how a healthy balanced diet can help to stave off a host of ailments and diseases...
You have to sympathise with Dominic Cummings, education secretary Michael Gove's outgoing adviser, although I suspect there are many in the educational establishment who do not...
All of us want our children to live happy and fulfilled lives. To that end we do everything possible to make it happen. We get them great pre-school care, fight or pay for places at the best schools we can find, drive them to sports matches, badger them about homework, applaud loudly at school concerts, and help them apply for good university places.
A report published this week by the National Secular Society has shone a much needed spotlight on the activities of evangelical Christian organisations operating in our children's schools.
Monday's announcement by the Scout Association of a new alternative Promise to allow the non-religious to join is not an isolated event. Coming so soon after Girlguiding UK introduced a similar change to their Promise and the Air Cadets to theirs, it's starting to look like part of a trend - and a very welcome one for all who believe in inclusive social movements.
Whilst these engagements provide wonderful opportunities to share these vital messages, there is one 'genre' of speaking engagement which cuts to the very core of why I undertake this work; trainee teacher and newly qualified teacher events...
There is no doubt that the current skills and employment strategy is failing our young people, and nowhere is this more evident than in my region, the North East. Unemployment is rising, from 10.1% to 10.4% - the highest of any region - in the last quarter, along with other regions too.
Our students need to learn how to be in the real world and to know what's really out there in terms of potential opportunities. We want to push them to widen their horizons - literally as well as figuratively.
If we can capture the exhilaration of Shakespeare's works and translate that back into the classroom, not only pupils but teachers too will remain enthralled for years to come.
Those who advocate faith schools draws on that which demonstrates good academic results, while on the other side of the debate faith school critics point to another set of research to back up claims they exacerbate social division. Both sides, entrenched in their positions, are over claiming.
If you are going through the university application process or considering study question why it is you want to study. This will be a challenging time in your life, but hopefully vastly rewarding too. Was university difficult for me? Yes. It was the biggest challenge I've faced yet. Was it worth it? You bet it was, but it's only worth the energy and effort you put in.
Recent reports that GCSEs and A-levels will be taken online within the next ten years have sparked an industry wide debate. David Hancock, chief executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools, argued that an online model could replace the 'deeply flawed' system the UK has in place today.
I keep hearing the words "role models" in the press and it got me thinking about who were mine when I was growing up. I am constantly hearing about how bad role models Rihanna or Miley Cyrus are, with their fannies out and their drug advocating. It made me think back to when I was an impressionable 15 year old, and who could influence me.
That is unlikely to be a slogan that we will see on Conservative posters at the next election. The Tories know it is a deeply unpopular idea. Only 6% of the UK population support it, according to a YouGov poll for the NUT (84% were opposed with 10% undecided).
With more than half of secondary schools now academies or free schools: independent of local authorities and accountable to the Secretary of State, the role of councils in organising school admissions has become more and more unclear.