Williamson was warned of exam chaos in July, and did nothing. Why has he not been sacked?

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There can be no sympathy for the Johnson government over its ‘A’ level and GCSE exam failures now we know Education Secretary Gavin Williamson was warned in good time – and couldn’t be bothered to do anything.

Former Department for Education Director-General Sir Jon Coles raised concerns in July, and actually had a meeting with Williamson and schools minister Nick Gibb.

The revelation piles up new pressure for the Education Secretary to resign, as he claimed he had only realised there were flaws in the system created to work out students’ ‘A’ level grades over the weekend.

This Site pointed out after he made the claim that it was just an excuse. It seems I was right.

Oh, and it seems he also lied that he was the one who recommended the 280,000 ‘A’ level grades that had been decided using a computer algorithm should be ditched. In fact, it seems Ofqual made the call and the DfE agreed.

All in all, we have learned at least two things from the dangerous mess Williamson has created:

First, that nobody’s fate should be decided by a computer algorithm that is subject to perversion according to the prejudices of its writers and those who commission it.

Second, that Gavin Williamson should be removed – forcibly if necessary – from any position of responsibility in the future. His best job in Parliament is sweeping the floors.

He tried to make thousands of students look stupid but it turns out he’s the dunce.

Source: Tories admit Gavin Williamson was warned about GCSE and A-levels chaos six weeks ago – Mirror Online

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3 thoughts on “Williamson was warned of exam chaos in July, and did nothing. Why has he not been sacked?

  1. thejaffer

    Sorry Mike. I don’t like being accused of being a thief. I’ve been sharing your posts for as long as I can recall and probably increased your readership by a lot! I have also stood your corner against adverse comments in many groups but you have crossed a line. Good luck in the future.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Well that’s a shame but by depriving me of income it is you who have crossed a line. Your indignation does you no credit at all in this matter.

  2. The Toffee (597)

    Why has he not been sacked?

    Well, you remember that list of sex pests he had when he was party whip? I’d guess that wasn’t the only list he had…

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