SchoolCompany’s Trust director prioritised ‘growing the business’‘In terms of growing the business, what are the vital things to go for and what would be good and what just charitable?’ asked an unnamed director of SchoolsCompany Trust (SCT) at a board meeting in July 2016*.But... Read more

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'Several papers' at Harris Primary Academy Kent House wiped

The Standards and Testing agency (STA) has annulled 'several...

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International Academy of Greenwich cuts number of Year 7s by fifty

The International Academy of Greenwich (IAG), an 11-19...

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This is the title of a Guardian article which appeared on 11 September 2018. The following (in italics) are excerpts.

Major study of 1.8...

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SchoolCompany’s Trust director prioritised ‘growing the business’

‘In terms of growing the business, what are the vital...

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GCSE is the ‘common exam at 16+’ created by the merging of the GCE and CSE systems. I entered university in 1965 on the basis of the national ‘...

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Why did Ireland do so well in global reading test? SoS asks

Education Secretary Damian Hinds visited Dublin last week  to...

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Test results for English reading and Maths quashed

Teachers at Harris Academy Philip Lane ‘over-aided’ Year 6 pupils taking...

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Lilac Sky trust given  £122k by DfE in same financial year

Lilac Sky Schools Academies Trust (LSSAT) became notorious in...

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Free school run by Floreat Education Academies Trust closed at the end of term 

Floreat Brentford, a primary free school,...

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Publication would prejudice how public affairs are run

Academies struggling with their finances can in exceptional...

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The Guardian of 2 September 2018 carried this story from which I quote as follows (in italics).

Parents have criticised the use of isolation...

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£4m in grants awarded - and they don't have to be repaid

Over four million pounds in total was given to fourteen struggling...

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Shortly to be published research by Professor Michael Shayer reveals an accidental breakthrough in how highly significant cognitive development in...

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Consider these quotes from this recent Guardian article.

The system is now pushing schools and their heads to prioritise “the interests of...

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All-through academy, previously good, facing reorganisation and redundancies

Turner Schools, a multi-academy trust (MAT) in...

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Gaps in provision mean many pupils will miss out

Education secretary Damian Hinds has announced a £5m fund for twenty ‘...

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DfE must address major concerns

The Public Accounts Committee’s report into the way the Department for Education (DfE)...

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This year marks a significant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country.

 Thirty years ago this summer the Great...

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