Take a break from Christmas preparations.  Try our LSN Advent quiz about events in the world of education in 2016. Questions 1-9 all relate to 2016.  Question 10 tests your knowledge of education history.1         Which brightly shining academy trust is looking a little... Read more
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This is a very important publication by Reclaiming Schools/NUT.

 It is about the corruption and degradation of the primary school...

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In October, I revealed how just over £10m of the outstanding £13m in pre-2010 academy pledges was owed by just two trusts, Harris Federation and...

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Non-association private schools, those fee-paying schools not associated to groups affiliated to the Independent Schools Council (ISC), are less...

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Copeland MP Jamie Reed, Mayor Mike Starkie and parents  have now been joined in their calls for Bright Tribe to be removed as sponsors of...

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The Department for Education (DfE) said it could spot bogus submissions to its consultations, it told Schools Week.  A spokesperson said there...

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1. Is it the schools, the parents or the children?

The Chinese education system regularly scores highly in the international PISA tests,...

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Copeland MP Jamie Reed, Mayor Mike Starkie and parents  have now been joined in their calls for Bright Tribe to be removed as sponsors of...

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The Harris Federation has not yet paid nearly £6m of the £6.5m it promised for academy capital funding, Freedom of Information (FoI) reveals.

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My book, ‘Learning Matters’, was published before ‘Attainment 8’ and ‘Progress 8’ were finalised and published. This article is therefore...

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 The Department for Education has accepted a questionnaire response from Ebenezer Scrooge.  The survey completed in his name canvasses parents and...

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The Government’s ambition to open 500 new free schools is not ambitious enough, says Toby Young, the new director of the New Schools Network, the...

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In October, I revealed how just over £10m of the outstanding £13m in pre-2010 academy pledges was owed by just two trusts, Harris Federation and...

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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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The first three academies, Business Academy, Greig City, and Unity City were opened in 2002. In 2005, the Department for Education and Skills (...

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 Melissa Benn, Chair of Comprehensive Future, annotates Theresa May’s supposedly ‘One Nation’ speech on the steps of Downing Street on...

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Involving businesses in education was a central plank of Labour’s sponsored academies programme – a business could sponsor schools providing...

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“…if CfBT, Serco or anyone else wants to set up a new school, that we will allow you,” said Mr Gove twenty-four minutes into his speech at the...

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Phonics, according to Ofsted, are “letters and the sounds that they make”. But for some producers of phonics materials, the sound is the noise of...

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