Useful Reading

Here is a selection of books and articles that might help inform your secondary school choice:

Some Kids I Taught and what they Taught me by Kate Clanchy:

This book pretty much sums up what Meet the Parents is all about: Clanchy’s memoir of teaching in state secondary schools won the 2020 George Orwell Prize for political writing.

Hot Topics

Online Learning: “Zoom Zombies”

Class and Education:

Ethnicity and Education:

Other Issues in Education

Grammar Schools v Comprehensives

The May government’s case for more grammars:

The case against more grammars:

Sir Michael Wilshaw, the outgoing head of OFSTED, on school improvement in London:

More research from the Local Schools Network, an excellent “fact-checker” website set up by London education campaigners:

Adolescent Mental Wellbeing

Co-ed v Single Sex Schools and Achievement

Some opinion pieces, mostly from within the independent sector: