Half the country’s universities should be closed in sweeping reforms to the UK’s “messy, muddled” higher education system, according to the former head of the body which represents university vice-chancellors.
Education Secretary Michael Gove is allowing England’s state school system to be destroyed by “corporate greed” through his controversial free schools and academies programme, teachers claimed yesterday.
The British education system has become too focussed on youngsters automatically being channelled towards going to university, the Duke of York told a conference of newspaper editors.
Plans for a new super grade for “really exceptional” students at GCSE are unveiled by the exams regulator Ofqual today.
A radical overhaul of the way Ofsted operates could see an end to privatised school inspections, it emerged today.