This Government is committed to converting all schools in England to academies run by charitable trusts funded by the state.   But how well do these trusts spend taxpayers’ money?  Channel 4’s programme, Dispatches, investigates.   The programme, to be broadcast on Monday 25... Read more

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Moving an academy from one academy trust to another can costs taxpayers’ money.  These can range from £0 to over £6m in one extreme case...

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I have the consent of 'Disappointed Idealist' to write an article on my website based on his latest post on leaving the teaching profession.

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Last week's Education Policy Institute report is an addition to the growing body of evidence that Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) do not result in...

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English school children are among the most tested in the world.  Yet there’s no evidence frequent, mandatory, national tests raise educational...

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Zombie statistics rose from the dead yesterday in Parliament when  Angela Rayner, shadow education secretary, called on the government to review...

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It’s not been a good week for Nicky Morgan.  Derision greeted her view that 47% of English 11 year-olds failing to reach the expected standard...

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Part two of two (part one is here)At the end of March Islington received  a formal  complaint of  serious misconduct by me. The complainant was a...

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The DfE today released analysis of the performance of multi-academy trusts, primary and secondary, in terms of value added. The results for...

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This week (20 June), former Chancellor and Tory elder statesman Ken Clarke stated that the referendum should never have been called because the...

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£4.1m was siphoned from flagship academy chain, Haberdashers Aske Foundation Trust (HAFT), by former school accountant Samuel Kayode.  He was...

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It’s not been a good week for Nicky Morgan.  Derision greeted her view that 47% of English 11 year-olds failing to reach the expected standard was...

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Earlier this month, the Department for Education announced that Amanda Spielman, the current chair of Ofqual, will be replacing Sir Michael...

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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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