What Is Pisa – And Why Should We Care?

What Is Pisa – And Why Should We Care?

With the U.K sitting in 18th position in the latest Pisa rankings, and the predictable furore about whether this is a justification or indictment of recent educational policy, it’s worth asking do we really know what the Pisa tables mean? On Tuesday 3rd December 2019...
WHAT I WAS READING IN 2019

WHAT I WAS READING IN 2019

What I was reading in  2019 (and what I’m looking forward to in 2020):   What I’m currently reading:  Minor Monuments (Ian Maleney)   (Most of) what I read in 2019(ish): The Vegetarian (Han Kang) – Short, excellent and weird. 9/10 A Pity Youth Does Not...
WHAT I’VE BEEN READING

WHAT I’VE BEEN READING

A list of what I’ve been reading over the last year or two (and I’m sure I’m missing a few) – I hope to review at least some of them soon if I get time: In the ‘to-read next’ pile: What Ends – Andrew Ladd The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fford The Knives of Villalejo – Mathew...
SPILL SIMMER FALTER WITHER

SPILL SIMMER FALTER WITHER

I have just started ‘Spill Summer Falter Wither’ and I must say it is very good so far. I am about 50 pages in – and nothing has happened, apart from a man has adopted a one-eyed dog. This is exactly the type of book I like – nothing happens per-se, yet the minutiae...