An 18 month battle to get CEM* to release the raw marks from their 11+ tests drew to a close on Tuesday with a ruling from the Information Tribunal.  These decisions are nearly always unanimous but in this instance the three person panel were split.  Whilst the majority felt CEM... Read more

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As protests grow at so many aspects of current policy - from an impoverished curriculum to the diminishment of  local democracy, the erosion of...

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Education secretary Nicky Morgan firmly believes ‘rigorous tests’ at Key Stage 2 will reduce the proportion of English pupils who are low...

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Education Secretary Nicky Morgan tried to damp down fears that thousands of primary schools would fail new floor standards by saying the...

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The number of pupils at schools affiliated to the Independent Schools Council (ISC) has risen, says the ISC.   Pupil numbers in 1,249 schools...

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There are many valid political, social and administrative arguments against compulsory academisation, but the most important objections are...

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Keep the Prime Minister and his deputy out of the loop – the less they know the better.  That appears to have been the Department of Education’s...

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Readers of this blog will  have  heard of the "Panama Papers." This huge leak of documents from the Panama law firm Mossach Fonseca has disclosed...

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‘Pupils let down by their parents: White British children are overtaken by 10 other ethnic groups by the age of 16 as alarming report shows their...

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On Radio 4's Today programme on 24th March, Schools Minister Nick Gibb claimed that by 2022, "even on current trends", the "vast majority" of...

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SATS: One Parent’s Dilemma

 English children are now the most heavily tested in the world – and a revolt is building within weeks of the...

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Phasing out private and grammar schools in the UK is essential if the increasingly cross party call for ‘equality of opportunity for all’ is...

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‘Ten Facts You Need to Know About Academies’.  That’s the latest Department for Education press release.

The DfE tries to dispel what it...

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Amid all the controversy about the government's new "academise all schools" White Paper, it might be easy to forget that there is another, equally...

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This article is an extract from a forthcoming book, The Long Game: The Lessons We Can Learn From Long-Serving Teachers, which will be published...

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The government has announced that all schools are to be forced to become academies. However the...

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LSN readers may have been a little puzzled by headlines yesterday, including in the Guardian, proclaiming ‘Soaring state schools threaten...

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The following is from an article thatappeared in the Sunday Times on 10 January 2016. I have read the full version in the newspaper.

"Tens...

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I see the Daily Mail  had a dig at two of this site’s founders yesterday morning. It was an article about our involvement with the campaigning...

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