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Five warnings to academy trusts were published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in June and July.

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Avonbourne International Business and Enterprise Trust (AIBET) is in financial difficulties.  It runs two Bournemouth academies, Harewood College...

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A comprehensive school accepts pupils irrespective of prior attainment.

A grammar school accepts only pupils who pass a selection test....

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The ‘headlines’ in the New School Network publication The Case for Free Schools are puff statements.  In particular, the data is dragooned to...

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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...

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Rutland County College, a sixth form annexe to Casterton Business and Enterprise College (CBEC) based in Oakham, announced closure in April after...

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It’s becoming a habit with the Department for Education.  The department or its ministers make a dodgy statement.  A complaint is made to the UK...

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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...

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George Orwell thought semicolons were unnecessary.  Kurt Vonnegut loathed them.  The first rule of creative writing , he said, was ‘Do not use...

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Last night I watched the year 6 play, which this year took us through periods in time, under the direction of a Time Lord. We visited Boudicca (...

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Social mobility, the Sutton Trust says, is 'how someone’s adult outcomes relate to their circumstances as a child.'  If this means rising from...

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For many years the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), which is part funded by the Department for Education, has been evaluating approaches to...

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'Curriculum for Excellence fears add to surge in home schooling’ booms the Times today.

It claims the rising number of home educated...

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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...

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This is an abridged version of the full article which can be found here.

Politics and education are inseparable and always have been. This...

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