Writing for LSN in 2014, the late Maurice Holt noted the ‘transatlantic bridge tendency’ in English education policy – which, for more than three decades now, has ‘taken its cue from developments in the US’.  Since the 1980s, England and the US have pushed the market-based... Read more

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The process has been ‘shambolic’

Way back in 2015, Oxfordshire County Council identified a need for a new secondary school...

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Full SoS speech to former FASNA is available somewhere, but where?

It’s quite normal for parts of speeches to be redacted...

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Hinds's defence (or is it defiance?) is ill-founded

The education secretary Damian Hinds defended the ‘broad thrust’ of data claims made by...

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Not acceptable to keep public in the dark

On 11 October, education secretary Damian Hinds made a speech to the...

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‘Ten years of success’ or five years of poor teaching?  Can’t be both

‘The Folkestone Academy is absolutely a success...

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Many struggle to recruit pupils, ten have closed

The University Technical College (UTC) initiative is failing, an...

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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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Money for repairs at Bright Tribe academies not spent as expected

An investigation by BBC Panorama, to be aired tonight,  ...

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

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Not acceptable to keep public in the dark

On 11 October, education secretary Damian Hinds made a speech to the...

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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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Gibb ignores statistics authority concern

Ignoring the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) has become a habit with the...

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West London Free School among missing data

Capital costs for seven of the first 24 free schools are still not known.  The...

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SchoolsCompany Trust and Bright Tribe included

It might be expected that academy trusts criticised for their finances would...

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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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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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