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Nicky Morgan is considering importing the next Chief Inspector of Schools from the USA, the Telegraph reports.

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Jerry Roodhouse, a Lib Dem councillor in Rugby, Warwickshire, has condemned plans to use playing fields to rehouse the existing...

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The cognitive development of individual pupils should become the key objective of the primary and secondary school curriculum and there should be...

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Yesterday, the Guardian published an excellent piece by journalist John Harris on the death of creativity and enjoyment of learning our state...

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Schools should be congratulated when their Ofsted rating increases by two grades.  It’s a great morale boost.  And Sir Michael...

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 “…the biggest threat to teacher recruitment is that the teaching unions and others, use every opportunity to talk down...

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£3,027,453 – that’s how much it cost for 23 academies to transfer from one academy trust to another between September 2013 and...

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Press release: In response to a question from Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, Ofsted has replied with the data on the latest inspections for schools...

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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 DfE's press release on today's GCSE data was originally titled "academies lead the way as school performance tables are published", as the URL...

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The launch last week of LSN’s first book The Truth About Our Schools at Goldsmiths, University of London, covered in detail here,  provided a good...

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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.

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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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Version 2: Updated 24/10/15 to include provisional 2015 GCSE figuresThis article is a summary of many of my articles analysing the performance of... Read more

Contact for press enquires: Henry Stewart (07870 682442) Many claims are made by the proponents of grammar schools, with their rose-tinted view of...

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Education Secretary Michael Gove thinks a "decent job" is one requiring GCSEs A*-C in Maths and English, according to the Department for Education...

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I used to be a bit sceptical about the whole idea of Media Studies until I started teaching it at A Level. The process of choosing a suitable...

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