By law, the Education Secretary must ‘take into account the impact on other schools when assessing Free school applications.’ But how do we...Read more
That humans are differently endowed across every measurable parameter is an established fact. It is also a fact that the education...Read more
Sir David Carter, the National Schools Commissioner*, suggested schools should be judged on the performance of former pupils at age 25, TES...Read more
Ofsted has now published inspection data for 2000-2005*, its Freedom of Information responses reveal.
This is welcome. I have long...Read more
We hear a lot about ‘British Values’. They’re something schools are supposed to promote. Ofsted expects it. Inspectors must evaluate ‘the...Read more
Ofsted plans to ‘analyse inspection intervals’ for outstanding schools seem to have been shelved.
In July, the Ofsted Board meeting...Read more
Exam pressure causes stress – it’s well-known. And a little stress can improve performance – a ‘chilled’ attitude can cause underachievement and...Read more
Developing countries can show England how to solve the teacher supply crisis, a Times article (7 April 2018 behind paywall) claims.
She stole the show at the Oscars – little Maisy Sly, profoundly deaf, who played Libby in the film The Silent Child.
The film won the...Read more
Following the publication of the Public Accounts Committee report criticising Department for Education (DfE) oversight of academies, BBC World at...Read more
MPs on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have long been concerned about related-party transactions between academy trusts and companies linked...Read more
Using calculators can improve pupils’ calculating and problem-solving skills, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has found.
According to schools minister Nick Gibb, the debate about reformed GCSE English Literature earlier this week was ‘just one more example’ of...Read more