Gaps in provision mean many pupils will miss outEducation secretary Damian Hinds has announced a £5m fund for twenty ‘careers hubs’ intended to improve careers advice and deliver ‘encounters’ with training providers and employers, Schools Week reports.  But the careers hubs won’... Read more

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

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

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Sandymoor school boasted it would be ‘outstanding from day one’

When Sandymoor free school opened in Runcorn in 2012 as...

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Crumbling Cumbrian school will receive ‘substantial capital investment’

At last, after ten years, Whitehaven Academy is...

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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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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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£1.5m was awarded to Leigh Academies Trust (LAT) when it took over Corelli College, a stand-alone converter academy in Greenwich run by Corelli...

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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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Redundancies at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy threaten ‘broadest’ curriculum

Inspiration Trust runs two secondary schools...

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Press release from LSE:

The rapid conversion of state schools to academies since 2010 has resulted in the majority of such schools having...

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Six turbulent years for free school in Tyne and Wear

Grindon Hall Christian School, Tyne and Wear, has had six turbulent...

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Competition from free schools contributed to financial difficulties which led to Corelli College, Greenwich, being transferred to Leigh Academies...

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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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Press release from LSE:

The rapid conversion of state schools to academies since 2010 has resulted in the majority of such schools having...

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Ofsted has now published inspection data for 2000-2005*, its Freedom of Information responses reveal. 

This is welcome.  I have long...

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By law, the Education Secretary must ‘take into account the impact on other schools when assessing Free school applications.’    But how do we...

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It’s dated March 2017 but it wasn’t published until today - the Ipsos-MORI analysis of the consultation about Schools that Work for Everyone which...

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Selective schools put social cohesion at risk ‘for no clear improvement in overall results’.  That’s the conclusion of Durham University academics...

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