Bickering about selection is helping nobody

At a time when divisive debates about selection are being reheated, grammar school head Desmond Deehan urges school leaders to instead focus their energy on how they can help disadvantaged pupils

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The change of education secretary has predictably been met with dismay from some and enthusiasm from others. We don’t yet know what changes, if any, Damian Hinds might bring, but we can be certain that they will divide opinion. Because, let’s face it, educational opinion these days is always divided.

It is interesting that the other public sector institution facing challenges, the NHS, has – for the most part – not engaged in the petty bickering and point-scoring that has characterised the education sector.

A good example of the latter is the response to a resurfaced 2014 article, written by ...

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