Analysis by PWC finds that the majority of academy trusts continue to underperform. At the same time, between 2014 and 2015, there has been significant improvement in the local authorities with previously low value added.Last year, based on 2014 GCSE results, the Department for... Read more

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The academization programme is ‘at best an untested experiment’; at worst, it’s ‘an almost wilful throwing-away of aspects of the post-war...

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‘This school is your school.  This school is my school,’ belts out the chorus in a song protesting against Government plans to make all schools...

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Analysis by PWC finds that the majority of academy trusts continue to underperform. At the same time, between 2014 and 2015, there has been...

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The Department for Education (DfE) paid Attwood Academies £6,450,000 when it took over Bexhill High Academy, one of the academies left in limbo...

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‘It had nothing to do with biology!’ a 15 year-old told me after she’d taken her AQA GCSE biology Higher Unit 1 paper today.

She’d spent...

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Einstein captured the issue in a single sentence.  “Sometimes what counts can’t be counted, and what can be counted doesn’t count.”  With Maths...

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‘It had nothing to do with biology!’ a 15 year-old told me after she’d taken her AQA GCSE biology Higher Unit 1 paper today.

She’d spent...

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Analysis by PWC finds that the majority of academy trusts continue to underperform. At the same time, between 2014 and 2015, there has been...

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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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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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Nicky Morgan yesterday announced that the government had "abandoned" plans to force all schools to become academies. This had to happen, due to...

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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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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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