When, seven years ago, Dame Julia Cleverdon decided to stand down from running Business in the Community she had to inform the organisation’s president, the Prince of Wales. She’d been in the job since 1992 and, according to Cleverdon, the Prince’s response to her departure was: “Don’t be ridiculous. You can’t stand down. I can’t, so why should you?” It was at that moment, she says, that he asked her “why she wasn’t a special adviser to me on responsible business?”
Have you ever been embarrassed about your poor spelling, or felt that it was necessary to occasionally check a dictionary?
Thousands of pupils who fail to read properly by the age of 11 will be sentenced to a lifetime of underachievement, according to a report out today.
Outstanding schools are struggling to recruit suitably talented headteachers and senior staff – with some applications for headships littered with spelling and grammar errors.
Travelling circuses could be hit with an exodus of performers as a result of proposed new education reforms, entertainers have warned.