School of Education

School Scandals

Blowing the whistle on the corruption of our education system

This new book from Professor Pat Thomson will be published on 1 June 2020 and is now available for pre-order.


With almost daily reports of failings in school management, school discipline and the curriculum, what can be done to improve educational outcomes for everyone?

Pat Thomson takes on England’s muddled education system, highlighting failings caused by the actions of ministers in successive governments. While corrupt actions are taken by some, it is predominantly the corruption of the system that is at fault.

Using the lens of school scandals, she exposes fraudulent and unethical practices, including the skewing of the curriculum and manipulation of results. Thomson argues for an urgent review of current practices, leading to a revitalised education system that has the public good at its heart.


Posted on Tuesday 12th November 2019

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