This year marks a significant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country. Thirty years ago this summer the Great Education Reform Bill, known as GERBIL to civil servants in the Department for Education at the time, passed into law It was a huge reforming... Read more

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‘I’m working in parts of England with white British populations where the parents don’t care,’ said former Chief Ofsted inspector, Sir Michael...

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Six turbulent years for free school in Tyne and Wear

Grindon Hall Christian School, Tyne and Wear, has had six turbulent...

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In 2016, English primary pupils were ‘the first pupils to take part in the PIRLS study since the Government’s education reforms in 2010,’ said...

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Capital costs for free schools opened in 2015 and later have not been published by the Department for Education (DfE).

The only free school...

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‘Academy chains are disproportionately found amongst the top 20 of secondary school groups’, says the Education Policy Institute (EPI) in its...

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An open meeting will be held on 20 June in Rugby, Warwickshire, to probe the sudden departure of Lois Reed, head of Ashlawn School, a bilateral...

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£1.5m was awarded to Leigh Academies Trust (LAT) when it took over Corelli College, a stand-alone converter academy in Greenwich run by Corelli...

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Press release from LSE:

The rapid conversion of state schools to academies since 2010 has resulted in the majority of such schools having...

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Competition from free schools contributed to financial difficulties which led to Corelli College, Greenwich, being transferred to Leigh Academies...

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I have received this response from The Sutton Trust to my article questioning the ‘attainment gap’.

Research by John Goldthorpe has shown...

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An open meeting will be held on 20 June in Rugby, Warwickshire, to probe the sudden departure of Lois Reed, head of Ashlawn School, a bilateral...

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Six turbulent years for free school in Tyne and Wear

Grindon Hall Christian School, Tyne and Wear, has had six turbulent...

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Press release from LSE:

The rapid conversion of state schools to academies since 2010 has resulted in the majority of such schools having...

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Ofsted has now published inspection data for 2000-2005*, its Freedom of Information responses reveal. 

This is welcome.  I have long...

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By law, the Education Secretary must ‘take into account the impact on other schools when assessing Free school applications.’    But how do we...

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It’s dated March 2017 but it wasn’t published until today - the Ipsos-MORI analysis of the consultation about Schools that Work for Everyone which...

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Selective schools put social cohesion at risk ‘for no clear improvement in overall results’.  That’s the conclusion of Durham University academics...

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‘The tech gurus of Silicon Valley know that screens do not belong in the classroom’

Times leader 10 February 2018 (£)

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