Following the Mayors Education Conference, the following pieces have been featured in the media.
Times Educational Supplement (TES) – When it comes to international comparisons, London schools are missing a Pisa the puzzle
The mayor of London Boris Johnson wants to enter the capital into influential global education rankings to see how it compares to international competitors,TES can reveal.
A separate Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) entry for the city would be a first in England. Until now the nation’s performance has been measured as a whole.
Times Educational Supplement (TES) – Subject knowledge is prime factor in good teacher, experts say
Strong subject knowledge is the most important component of being a good teacher, a major education conference has heard.
Experts from some of the world’s best-performing education systems emphasised the importance of teachers having mastery of their subject, even at primary level.
Evening Standard – Boris Johnson pledges to boost music in London schools
Boris Johnson has pledged to boost music in London schools, saying the subject is vital for the economy and can teach children to turn “the mundane into the beautiful”. The Mayor announced he will form a team of professional musicians and expert headteachers to advise schools about teaching music well.
ITV London – Johnson to call for more music education at conference
The Mayor of London will call for a greater drive for music education.
The second annual London Education report found that 86 per cent of the capital’s schools are rated good or outstanding. Mr Johnson will tell conference attendees that he wants London to compete with high achieving education systems worldwide.
Academies Week – Grammar schools should not be ‘taboo’ says Boris Johnson
Speaking at City Hall, the Mayor of London called for more competition in education, suggesting that politicians should look again at introducing selective grammar schools.
Classical Music Magazine – London Music Pledge: Mayor Boris encourages advocacy for music education
The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has launched the ‘London Music Pledge’, which sets out several actions which his administration will take to improve music education in the capital. At the same time it presents five sets of ten suggested pledges to be undertaken by headteachers, teachers, music education hubs, musicians, and parents.
Music Week – Boris Johnson pledges music education boost for London schools
Boris Johnson has pledged to boost music education at schools in London. Johnson says that he will assemble a team of professional musicians and teachers to advise schools on how best to teach music. A new award will also be introduced to recognise schools that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to music.