(This was first published in Education Forward: Moving schools into the future, a call for a new approach to education)Is it time for a focus on happy schools?Imagine a school where staff are energised and motivated by being in control of the work they do. Imagine they feel... Read more

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(This was first published in Education Forward: Moving schools into the future, a call for a new approach to education)

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A cross-party committee of MPs isn’t convinced the Department for International Development (DFID) acted correctly when it provided grant funding...

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Baxter College, Kidderminster, opened in February 2017.  That’s what the Department for Education database says.  School Performance Tables also...

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Education Secretary Justine Greening wants a skills revolution.  But schools minister Nick Gibb loathes skills.    He won’t even let civil...

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‘Thousands more children on track to become fluent readers’, says schools minister Nick Gibb in a Department for Education press release published...

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Two schools maintained by local authorities were ranked in the top ten English schools based on their Progress 8 (P8) scores, the New Schools...

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Tim Coulson, former Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) for the East of England, is now chair of governors at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy...

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Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, part of the Inspiration Trust, has become notorious for its strict behaviour policy especially the rule, now...

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20% of free schools which entered pupils for GCSE in 2017 were below the Department for Education (DfE) floor standard of -0.5 for Progress 8 (P8...

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1)     Labour’s 2017 General Election Manifesto promised a National ­Education...

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Since becoming HMCI in January, Amanda Spielman has had a lot to say about the regrettable effects of the accountability system of which she is...

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Schools minister Nick Gibb was clear: 86% of mainstream free schools approved since 2014 have been where school places were needed ‘and the...

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Roger’s latest piece is another closely-reasoned critique of the ‘culture of training’ which is taking hold in English schools.  The piece is...

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