The Stalinist Libertarianism of Nick Gibb

Trivium 21c


On the Radio 4 Today Programme Nick Gibb announced that: “We can’t have two systems,” as a justification for the ‘Academicisation’ programme.

He should try living in Greenwich.

In this South London borough we have more than two systems adding to the mix of stress and anxiety for parents and children. The nearest school to us is the John Roan School, they: “are very proud of our six ‘Roan ready’ words: Collaborative, Compassionate, Creative, Independent, Investigative Tenacious. We expect all our students to demonstrate these qualities and skills not only in their lessons but also in their day to day life.” There is  Corelli College, a ‘Co-Operative academy’ who say they are ‘Learning together, Enjoying success.’ Greenwich Free School on the other hand: “insist on high standards from pupils and staff, adopting a ‘no excuses’ approach to attitude, work and discipline in which everyone takes responsibility for their actions.” Over at the…

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