‘Charlatan heads’ to blame for grammars’ resurgence
Sir Michael Wilshaw takes aim at ‘stuck in the 80s’ comprehensive school leaders
Education has been largely united against the Conservatives’ plan to open more grammar schools. And comprehensive heads have been at the forefront of the opposition – jeering and heckling education secretary Justine Greening over the plans at this year’s Association of School and College Leaders annual conference.
But one of the most prominent anti-grammar school expansion campaigners, former Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw, argues that it is actually heads from the comprehensive sector who are to blame for a return to the 11-plus exam being on the agenda at all.
He claims that ...