Books, articles and publications from Group members and other groups (with links).

Ron Glatter

MATs offer individual schools less independence and autonomy than at any time in the history of English state education. TES Comment online 29/04/16.

When academies are failing don’t pass the parcel bring back local authorities The Guardian Teacher Network 24/08/15
We must end schools being run by contract – it’s fragmenting the education system The Conversation 14/10/14

Early Childhood Forum

“A Charter for Early Childhood – Transforming policy and practice”
The Early Childhood Forum has produced a 12 point charter that aims to influence the manifestos of all the political parties. Read the Charter on the Forum’s own website here

Picking Up the Pieces Alliance

“Reclaiming Education”, A Better Future for Our Schools – seven principles on which the Picking up the Pieces Alliance will be campaigning in the UK General Election in 2013
Fred Jarvis:
Michael Gove’s new “back to basics” curriculum doesn’t add up The Independent 10/07/2013

Fred Jarvis:

Bumpy ride so far and still much to address – Fred Jarvis reflects on Sir Michael Wilshaw’s first year as Chief Inspector – Times Educational Supplement 21/12/2012

Graham Lane:
Gove’s sums don’t add up Tribune 2/11/2012

Jo Boaler:
Make Britain Count: ‘Stop telling children maths isn’t for them’ Daily Telegraph 20/10/2012

Jo Boaler writes about her experience of taking a progressive stance on mathematics education at Stanford University – visit her blog at

Richard Pring:
Book: The Life and Death of Secondary Education for All
Published by Routledge September 2012 Paperback £24.99 Hardback £90.00
20% off when ordered from Routledge website, – quote ACE2012

Ron Glatter:
“Increasing the social mix in schools is the way to close performance gaps” Guardian ‘Comment is Free’ 19/04/2012

Graham Clayton
“The alarming democratic void at the heart of our school system” Guardian ‘Comment is Free’ 26/04/2012

Ron Glatter:
“Are we heading for full profit-making schools?” Guardian ‘Comment is Free’ 28/03/2012

Robin Alexander
“Evidence from the US tells us arts belong at the heart of the curriculum – but it’s our last chance to make this happen” Times Educational Supplement 19/08/2011

Fiona Millar:
“Poor children’s life chances face a new assault from the right” Education Guardian 14/6/2011
“Private schools ‘open to all’? Yes, and we can all dine at the Ritz” Education Guardian 10/5/2011
Our schools do need change – but not Michael Gove’s way Education Guardian 10/10/2011

David Gillborn:There’s no black in the E Bacc” Guardian 12/6/2011

Wes Streeting: “’Two Brains’ is one of us” Times Higher Education Supplement 9/6/2011

Bethan Marshall:Beware the draft excluders. Killing off course work is robbing pupils of the chance to develop honing instincts” TES 3/6/2011

Kenny Frederick:There’s no escape from self-evaluation” TES 3/6/2011

Roger Brown:Not so much deregulation, more dismantling of the foundations” Education Guardian 31/5/2011

Tom Schuller (and David Watson):Resources should not be concentrated solely on the young” Education Guardian 17/5/2011

John White:If the young aspire only to fame and fortune where does that leave our 19th century fact driven curriculum?” TES 15/5/2011

Robin Alexander: Primary Schools need a Broad Curriculum – Guardian 15/3/2011

John Bangs: Teaching reform cannot wait for a new generation Independent 29/9/2011

Warwick Mansell: No choice but to become an Academy ? Guardian 20/12/2011