We again, as we do every year, make a point of reminding Joe Public how overworked and underpaid teaching professionals are with an article ‘Teaching professionals most likely to clock up unpaid overtime’ taken from the University and College Union (UCU) website. “Teaching professionals are the group most likely to clock up unpaid overtime, according […]


Teaching profession or teaching as a career ‘under-rated’?

The BBC Education news desk and the The Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) seem to believe that a recent ICM survey shows teaching is ‘under rated’. This may be the case but the study does not show this. The study actually shows us not that teaching is under-rated but that prospects for career […]


Anthony Seldon’s Real Agenda

Today’s Observer includes an article attacking the state of the UK education system. It is written by Anthony Seldon, master of Wellington College. Typically, the current system is said to be ‘in crisis’ and urgent reform is required for the apocalypse to be avoided. It is an indication of how powerful such Establishment figures remain […]


MPs (not teachers) ‘need better qualifications’

We were astounded by the cheek of MPs on the Commons education select committee to call for higher levels of qualifications for teachers given their recent patchy performance. We have copied and reworded a recent BBC News article by Katherine Sellgren in response. “Ethical requirements for MPs in England are too low and damage the […]


BANG! The Universe Verse: Book 1

Hello, My name is James Dunbar and I have written and self-published a scientifically accurate, rhyming comic book about the origin of the universe. It’s called BANG! The Universe Verse: Book 1 . You can see it in (low-res) entirety on my website:, but I would like to send you a much higher resolution […]



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