Five warnings to academy trusts were published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in June and July.
DRB Ignite Multi Academy...Read more
Avonbourne International Business and Enterprise Trust (AIBET) is in financial difficulties. It runs two Bournemouth academies, Harewood College...Read more
A comprehensive school accepts pupils irrespective of prior attainment.
A grammar school accepts only pupils who pass a selection test....Read more
The ‘headlines’ in the New School Network publication The Case for Free Schools are puff statements. In particular, the data is dragooned to...Read more
The New Schools Network (NSN) has published a blurb called The Case for Free Schools.
It would be tempting, but wrong, to write a case...Read more
Rutland County College, a sixth form annexe to Casterton Business and Enterprise College (CBEC) based in Oakham, announced closure in April after...Read more
A few weeks ago Schools Week reported how the DfE appeared to be trying to bury bad news about the cost of transferring academies from one trust...Read more
George Orwell thought semicolons were unnecessary. Kurt Vonnegut loathed them. The first rule of creative writing , he said, was ‘Do not use...Read more
Social mobility, the Sutton Trust says, is 'how someone’s adult outcomes relate to their circumstances as a child.' If this means rising from...Read more
'Curriculum for Excellence fears add to surge in home schooling’ booms the Times today.
It claims the rising number of home educated...Read more
This year nearly 40% of children in their last year at primary school have been told they did not reach the ‘expected standard’ in Key Stage 2...Read more