I started this blog when I was still a teacher and needed an outlet for expressing what I knew and felt about the education system in the UK, specifically England where I worked. Of course it was underpinned by politics – those who tell you that politics should be kept separate from any discipline are those who have led us into this disastrous present. But my blog posts, apart from the occasional digression, focussed on the the specific disasters related to schools and teaching and learning.
I am now happily retired, just in time to be locked down due to a global plague. It was a positive step to remove myself from the eternal frustration of English education, but now we find ourselves in a social, medical and political maelstrom and so from now on, blog posts on here are going to be more general, starting with my response to my own question ‘What is actually going on?’