The Forgotten Third: Do one third have to fail for two thirds to succeed?

The Forgotten Third: Do one third have to fail for two thirds to succeed?

By Roy Blatchford

Published 19 Jun 2020

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'The Forgotten Third' is a provocative collection of essays which poses the fundamental question: 'Do a third of school students have to fail so that two-thirds can pass?'Roy Blatchford has brought together a group of leading thinkers and influencers in UK education to address this question - and pose some answers.Featuring contributions from: Caroline Barlow, Geoff Barton, Rebecca Boomer-Clark, Peter Collins, Tim Coulson, Kiran Gill, Miranda Green, Peter Hyman, David Laws, Rachel Macfarlane, Rupert Moreton, Harmer Parr, Marc Rowland, Catherine Sezen, Richard Sheriff, Nic Taylor-Mullins and Iain Veitch.'The Forgotten Third' challenges orthodoxies to shape a 'levelled up' education system.
Roy Blatchford is founder of working with schools, multi-academy trusts, colleges, universities and local authorities in the UK and internationally. He currently chairs and advises a number of Boards in the education and charity sectors.

Following headships in London, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes, he was Founding Director of the National Education Trust. He has extensive experience of writing inspection frameworks and has reviewed over 1,000 schools, colleges and faculties in Europe, India, USA, Middle and Far East. He was one of Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMI) in England, and has served as an education policy adviser to the UK and other national governments.

Roy was lead author of the 'Teachers Standards' (2012) and chaired ASCL's 'The Forgotten Third' (2019). He is the author/editor of over 150 books including 'The Restless School', 'The Three Minute Leader' and 'Must Do Better'.

He was appointed CBE for services to education in the 2016 New Year Honours.
  • Author Roy Blatchford
  • ISBN 9781913622022
  • No. of Pages 200
  • Format Paperback
  • Publication Date 19 Jun 2020