Links to related websites
Professor Alexander was one of the 'three wise men' who wrote Curriculum Organisation and Classroom Practice in Primary Schools in 1992. More recently, he led the Cambridge Primary Review.
British and Foreign School Society Archive
Held at Brunel University, the Archive of the British and Foreign School Society (BFSS) is probably the most important collection in the world on 19th Century elementary education and teacher training.
British History Online
Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, British History Online contains some of the core sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
British Schools Museum
Housed in a 19th century school building in Hitchin, the museum welcomes visitors (including school parties) and provides outreach services.
Brunel University London
The online catalogue of Brunel's Archives includes many historic education documents.
Campaign for Secular Education
CSE campaigns against faith schools and argues that religion - and especially indoctrination - should be kept out of schools.
Campaign for State Education
CASE campaigns for an education system that is fair to all children, young people and their parents, and which has the resources to provide excellent quality.
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education
Founded in 1982, CSIE is a national charity that works to promote equality and eliminate discrimination in education; their website includes a useful resources section.
Campaigns for a comprehensive secondary school system in England with fair admissions criteria to all publicly funded schools.
Curriculum and qualifications
This government website contains information provided by Ofqual, the DfE and the Standards and Testing Agency.
Department for Education
The government department responsible for schools (previously known as the Department for Children, Schools and Families).
Deptford Ragged School Archive
A heritage outreach project with a collection of objects which tell the history of the Deptford Ragged School and the part it played in the community of Deptford from 1844.
The Edge Foundation
An independent charity which aims to 'inspire the education system to give all young people across the UK the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to flourish in their future life and work'.
Education in London
Part of the London Wiki website, this site contains much useful historical information.
The Evidence-Based Teachers Network
EBTN is an independent network of teachers who wish to use evidence-based methods in classrooms and training. Mike Bell maintains the website and arranges mailings.
Published three times a year, Forum has been campaigning for comprehensive education since 1958. The complete archive of back numbers is freely available online - a wonderful resource.
History of Education Society
Founded in 1967, the society aims to promote the study and teaching of the history of education and to encourage and support research.
Learning Without Limits
An ongoing project dedicated to developing approaches to teaching and learning that do not rely on determinist beliefs about ability.
London School Board
The London School Board was the first London-wide popularly elected body. This is a useful resource covering the period 1870 to 1904.
National Association for Primary Education
NAPE aims to promote the education of children from birth to thirteen. It has more than 200,000 members including parents, teachers, school governors, inspectors and education officers.
National Secular Society
Founded in 1866, the NSS campaigns for the separation of state and religion and for an end to 'faith schools' funded by the taxpayer. It provides Exploring Secularism, an archive of educational resources; and The faith schools research bank, which contains summaries of, and links to, around 200 articles.
The government agency responsible for the inspection of schools and a range of other services for children and young people, and learners of all ages.
'Other Education looks at education differently. Our work enables and enhances movement of education towards the democratic, the autonomous and the socially just. How this is done is, with us, open. We are open to be different ...'
Possible (and impossible) words
Clinical linguist Dr Aubrey Nunes writes about historical figures who advocated child-centred education, from Roger Ascham (1514-1568) to Lada Iosifovna Aidarova (1936-2006).
Public Schools (UK)
This Wikipedia page is an invaluable source of information about Britain's public (ie private) schools.
Formed by a network of educational researchers, Reclaiming Schools aims to promote a more hopeful vision of education and a more humane and enlightened approach based on values of democracy and social justice.
Fifty years after Leila Berg's 1968 book Risinghill: Death of a Comprehensive School was published, the Risinghill Research Group has produced two books which can be downloaded free: Risinghill Revisited: The Killing of a Comprehensive School and Risinghill Revisited: The Waste Clay.
Secondary Education and Social Change in the UK since 1945
A research project led by Professor Peter Mandler in the Faculty of History at Cambridge, with Research Associates Dr Laura Carter and Dr Chris Jeppesen and Public Engagement Coordinator, Dr Annie Thwaite.
Roger Titcombe: Learning Matters
The blog of retired head and education researcher Roger Titcombe, in which he argues that things have gone wrong in schools and shows how they might be put right.
Socialist Education Association
The only educational organisation affiliated to the Labour Party, the SEA campaigns for a non-selective education service which develops the full potential of each individual. Its current President is Professor Richard Pring.
Sports Leisure Legacy Project
The Sports Leisure Legacy Project records the history of the development of community sports and leisure centres in the UK, and the recreation management profession it initiated.
Technical and Vocational Education
Richard Evans' invaluable website includes his own detailed history of technical and vocational education, and articles discussing the current importance of the subject.
The Victorian School
Based in Minehead, Somerset, this project offers resources and school visits for those (especially at Key Stages 1 and 2) studying Victorian history and schooling.
Dylan Wiliam's Archive
Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at UCL, has created an archive of government press releases from his time working on National Curriculum assessment in England and Wales between 1989 and 1991.
And finally, two sites about England's other great public service - the National Health Service:
Geoffrey Rivett's book about the history of the NHS.
Socialist Health Association
The SHA aims to promote health and well-being through the application of socialist principles, and campaigns to protect the NHS as a public service.