This is the latest example from a BBC report of 3 August.“The very poorest children in England have fallen even further behind their non-disadvantaged classmates since 2007, research says. The Education Policy Institute study suggests the most disadvantaged pupils are more than... Read more

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A joint investigation by FE Week and the Financial Times which culminated in a court case has successfully overturned a ban on publication of a...

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Answer: when it’s a general cognitive ability.

In the behaviourist ideology of the Global Education Reform Movement (GERM) that is...

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This is the latest example from a BBC report of 3 August.

“The very poorest children in England have fallen even further behind their non-...

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Freedom of Information law allows government organisations to refuse disclosure of requested data under certain conditions.  One reason is a...

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Schools minister Nick Gibb was clear: 86% of mainstream free schools approved since 2014 have been where school places were needed ‘and the...

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174 civil society organisations from across the world have called on investors to stop supporting Bridge International Academies (BIA), the low-...

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This year nearly 40% of children in their last year at primary school have been told they did not reach the ‘expected standard’ in Key Stage 2...

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Avonbourne International Business and Enterprise Trust (AIBET) is in financial difficulties.  It runs two Bournemouth academies, Harewood College...

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Former Ofsted Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw was famous for comparing himself to the Clint Eastwood character, Pale Rider.  He notoriously...

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Rutland County College, a sixth form annexe to Casterton Business and Enterprise College (CBEC) based in Oakham, announced closure in April after...

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There are familiar names in the leaked list of winners for funding totalling £45m in the first round of bids for the Department for Education’s...

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England outperformed Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in the 2015 international PISA tests and it’s because of the ‘core-knowledge’ curriculum...

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I do think we’re at a time, as a country, where this stuff really fits pretty well with economic crises … when you’re in a situation when you’re...

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The width and depth of this misunderstanding is demonstrated in this Guardian headline.

New test for ‘growth mindset’, the theory that...

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120 academies transferred to other academy trusts in the eight months from 1 May 2016 to 31 December 2016, Freedom of Information reveals.

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The 2015 Tory Party Manifesto said the party would continue setting up University Technical Colleges (UTCs) until there was one ‘within reach of...

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Two years ago Sir Alasdair Macdonald gave this speech at the Happy Schools conference, organised by the Guardian and my own company...

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