The House of Commons Education Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the purpose and quality of education in England, with a call for written evidence [ deadline 25 January ] addressing the following points:
* What the purpose of education for children of all ages in England should be
* What measures should be used to evaluate the quality of education against this purpose
* How well the current education system performs against these measures
Alongside the call for evidence, there's a new online forum on the Committee website encouraging people to comment on the inquiry and submit their views. A short video has been produced to start the discussion, and you can also join the conversation on Twitter by using #EduPurpose.
This can wait until the New Year. Meanwhile – Happy Christmas.