Chris Sloggett

Chris Sloggett is a policy journalist and writer. He is a former history and politics teacher, and is currently writing a book on how society will view us in the future.

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When league tables claim that 0% of students at top schools are getting a good education, it's glaringly obvious that they need to be scrapped

The latest controversy over school rankings proves just how useless they are

The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Stafford Hospital, lost sight of its responsibility to provide safe care

If we continue to run the public sector as a business, another scandal is inevitable

It is very possible that another crisis is being kept quiet somewhere now. When public servants are scared to speak out, something is rotten

In the hot seat: Sir Michael Wilshaw speaks with pupils at an east London school in 2013

Ofsted should stop blaming teachers, and take responsibility for the bad behaviour in our schools

It's about time they acknowledged their role in bringing down our education system's standards

The overall pass rate has dipped for the first time in more than 30 years from 98.1 per cent to 98 per cent

Schools should stop taking so much credit for their students' grades

As a former teacher, I have seen first-hand how our education system has become increasingly corporatised and target-driven by the Government

This is why I am among the thousands leaving teaching this month

Excessive accountability, an unhealthy level of suspicion and an obsession with statistics has made this an impossible career path

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