We are sad to announce the death of Fred Jarvis, CBE.  Fred died peacefully at home on Monday 15th June 2020 aged 95 following a short illness.


This site is being maintained by Fred's family as repository of Fred's thoughts on recent issues and topics that interested Fred.


My site contains a few of my thoughts and comments on politics, education and life in general. Please remember these post are my personal commentary on current political and educational developments, they must not be taken as representing the views or
policies on any groups that benefit from my membership. Any comments or views will be welcome.

October 2, 2016

I’m very grateful for the many friendly and favourable comments on my posts - so I’ll get on and write some more, but for now a brief update.

No reply yet from the Prime Minister to my Open Letter, but it’s great to see the growing and widespread opposition to her plans...

September 20, 2016

[ Originally published in the TES on 16th September and online https://t.co/UQfIvtGYED ]

Dear Theresa May,

In 1991 I had a long correspondence with one of your predecessors, John Major. That led to what the Prime Minister’s aide said was “one of Downing Street’s epic exc...

September 18, 2016

He’s no Bevan, Foot, Kinnock, or even Benn - and he's a loner

As I approached my 92nd birthday and seventieth year of membership of the Labour Party, I was greatly saddened by the sense of despair I found among my friends about the present state of our Party, and their...

August 21, 2016

And so it has come to pass. The rampant Right-Wingers are on the warpath and are clearly encouraged by what the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, has said about her “open-mindedness” on the subject of Grammar Schools. Her Education Secretary, Justine Greening, has said...

June 30, 2016

Through all my 60 years involved in or campaigning for education, I have never known a situation so dire or a prospect so bleak as that which faces education here today.

This is largely due to the actions and policies of an ideologically driven government more extreme t...

May 1, 2016

I’m getting on a bit, but it is never too late to embrace a new technology, so I suppose it’s time to start a Blog. It is a chance to tell a story, let others know a little more about me and keep a voice in the important challenges that face us in these times of change...

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