ESF delays meeting on reform

The English Schools Foundation has postponed a key meeting due to be held next week when the 134 foundation members were to vote on a final draft of its new ordinance.

Saturday, 11 March, 2006, 12:00am

'Ostentatious' house up for grabs

The controversial residence of the English Schools Foundation's former leader is up for sale. The ESF's executive committee has agreed to sell the Stanley house, which created uproar when it was bought for $18.5 million five years ago for Jennifer Wisker, chief executive at the time.

28 May 2005 - 12:00am


On Tuesday the nine members of the English Schools Foundation executive committee will cast their votes for or against the appointment of former insurance managing director Mike Haynes as its new chief executive and secretary.

7 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

From nightlife to scuba diving

There is much more than just nightlife at The Warehouse. Members - aged 13 to 25 - can sign up to a wide range of courses from dance to pottery and gardening.

There is drama, fitness, photography, IT, day and overnight camping, and even classes in scuba diving. Younger children can also enrol in some of the courses.

7 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Making a point of high standards

What a shame Katherine Forestier begins her article 'And ever the twain shall meet?' (Education Post, November 17) with generalisations and fails to substantiate her examples.

1 Dec 2001 - 12:00am


Naked Planet Pearl, 8.30pm The story of the world's most famous waterfall, first seen by Westerners in the 1670s and now one of the great tourist attractions. It has also attracted less happy moments, with people choosing it as the most dramatic place to commit suicide. Those attempting various death-defying stunts have met the same ending too.

23 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Chiefly words

Tonight's Pearl Report (8pm) inspires as much confidence as is possible in the circumstances. The current affairs programme has been following the major services as they complete their millennium-bug drills, and producer Patricia Lai feels reasonably confident that the roll-over to 2000 can happen without a major hitch.

30 Dec 1999 - 12:00am