Academies

Writing for LSN in 2014, the late Maurice Holt noted the ‘transatlantic bridge tendency’ in English education policy – which, for more than three... Read more
‘Ten years of success’ or five years of poor teaching? Can’t be both ‘ The Folkestone Academy is absolutely a success story. There has been ten years... Read more
Brings total of warning letters issued in 2018 to over 80 The Department for Education (DfE) has today added 25 schools to its list of independent... Read more
Bonus points: which claims are being probed by UK statistics watchdog Which of the following were used by Damian Hinds, the education secretary, in... Read more
If free schools were aimed at empowering parents then they've failed ‘The very basis of the free school programme is to empower parents and teachers... Read more
Hinds says Rayner is ‘plain wrong’ – but she isn’t Labour’s shadow secretary of state for education, Angela Rayner, is ‘just plain wrong’, writes... Read more
SchoolsCompany Trust and Bright Tribe included It might be expected that academy trusts criticised for their finances would have their names removed... Read more
'Several papers' at Harris Primary Academy Kent House wiped The Standards and Testing agency (STA) has annulled 'several papers' taken by Year 6... Read more
International Academy of Greenwich cuts number of Year 7s by fifty The International Academy of Greenwich (IAG), an 11-19 free school, is cutting its... Read more
This is the title of a Guardian article which appeared on 11 September 2018. The following (in italics) are excerpts. Major study of 1.8 million... Read more
SchoolCompany’s Trust director prioritised ‘growing the business’ ‘In terms of growing the business, what are the vital things to go for and what... Read more
Money for repairs at Bright Tribe academies not spent as expected An investigation by BBC Panorama , to be aired tonight, found public money given to... Read more
Head said private pupils could ‘benefit’ from state school’s facilities Stuart Pywell, executive head of St Stephen’s Junior School, Canterbury,... Read more
‘Unreasonable to remove places which are forecast to be needed’ In a ruling which is likely to affect any academy wishing to reduce its Pupil... Read more
Rise in number of disappearing KS4 pupils Off-rolling, whereby secondary schools exclude pupils likely to lower an overall pass rate, is illegal.... Read more
Dr Montacute’s article is linked to a Sutton Trust media release of 31 July 2018, purporting to show that high attaining disadvantaged pupils are... Read more
Shoring up schools needs to be open and fair If a shop goes bust, it’s likely to quickly close its doors. But this can’t happen with schools.... Read more
Test results for English reading and Maths quashed Teachers at Harris Academy Philip Lane ‘ over-aided ’ Year 6 pupils taking SATs in the summer, the... Read more