Academies

Headteachers’ role as the ‘key educator and leader of learning’ is seen as important but is ‘no longer the predominant activity,’ says a report into... Read more
The PM’s said it; the education secretary’s said it; schools minister Nick Gibb’s said it; the DfE’s robotic spokesperson's said it: ‘… there are now... Read more
In the autumn of 1973, an article by Milton Friedman appeared in the New York Times . Entitled ‘Selling Schools like Groceries’, the piece was part... Read more
We already know how those running academies can profit from their involvement – high salaries ; complicated structures ; ‘unusual’ payments to... Read more
The new Conservative Prime Minister has indicated her willingness to allow the creation of new grammar schools and selection at age 11 in the English... Read more
For one month only, 16 August to 16 September 2016, there are five copies of our book, The Truth about Our Schools: Exposing the Myths Exploring the... Read more
Academies, we are told, are essential for improving schools. When Labour started the first academies we were assured these new schools would raise... Read more
Since 2010, a number of big ‘edu-businesses’ have entered the new market created by New Labour’s academies programme, a market which has developed... Read more
Graduates who fall behind in student loan repayments while living abroad should be arrested at the UK border, suggests the Higher Education Policy... Read more
It is a ‘shocking abuse of the trust,' fumed Margaret Hodge, former chair of the Public Accounts Committee, when told of generous salaries and perks... Read more
This Government is committed to converting all schools in England to academies run by charitable trusts funded by the state. But how well do these... Read more
Moving an academy from one academy trust to another can costs taxpayers’ money. These can range from £0 to over £6m in one extreme case . My rough... Read more
I have the consent of 'Disappointed Idealist' to write an article on my website based on his latest post on leaving the teaching profession. It is... Read more
Last week's Education Policy Institute report is an addition to the growing body of evidence that Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) do not result in... Read more
The DfE today released analysis of the performance of multi-academy trusts, primary and secondary, in terms of value added. The results for... Read more
The petition to scrap plans to force state schools to become academies will not be debated despite attracting more than 100,000 responses. Instead,... Read more
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04.07.16 by
So another of Gove's heros has fallen. Sir Greg Martin , one time head of the Durand Academy, fawned over by politicians on both sides of the... Read more
£4.1m was siphoned from flagship academy chain, Haberdashers Aske Foundation Trust (HAFT), by former school accountant Samuel Kayode. He was jailed... Read more