The introduction of the pupil premium was one of the major Liberal Democrat achievements during the 2010-15 coalition government. It was particularly championed by party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his close political ally, David Laws.


Liberal Democrat Newswire #27: the Liberal Democrat search for a message

Lib Dem Newswire #27 is a special looking at the Liberal Democrat quest to find a compelling message about what the party is for and what it is achieving. … Read the full post »


Don’t read me, read this

Today’s Ofsted report is stuffed full of nuances and caveats which many of the headlines are missing, so this report from the BBC is well worth reading in full. UPDATE: Well, that was good advice when written. Now however the BBC has chopped the story back to something much shorter with much less information. Strange. … Read the full post »