Academies

Over 90 academies have changed hands between the first of January and the first of June, Freedom of Information shows. The rebrokered academies... Read more
Roger’s latest piece is another closely-reasoned critique of the ‘culture of training’ which is taking hold in English schools. The piece is clearly... Read more
Answer: when it’s a general cognitive ability. In the behaviourist ideology of the Global Education Reform Movement (GERM) that is increasingly... Read more
This is the latest example from a BBC report of 3 August. “The very poorest children in England have fallen even further behind their non-... Read more
Freedom of Information law allows government organisations to refuse disclosure of requested data under certain conditions. One reason is a declared... Read more
Mellissa Benn wrote powerfully about this in a Guardian article of 18 July 201 7: There could not be a more favourable time for the development of a... Read more
I’m not an accountant. I admit I’m puzzled by the recent Department for Education accounts . The figures are big. That’s hardly surprising. But what... Read more
Five warnings to academy trusts were published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in June and July. DRB Ignite Multi Academy Trust... Read more
Avonbourne International Business and Enterprise Trust (AIBET) is in financial difficulties. It runs two Bournemouth academies, Harewood College , a... 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 to... Read more
This is an abridged version of the full article which can be found here . Politics and education are inseparable and always have been. This is clear... Read more
Education is a human right and a public good, a recent UN Resolution confirmed. The Resolution pressed States ‘to take all measures to implement... Read more
In the run-up to elections, it’s difficult to sift facts from spin. The National Foundation for Educational Research and FullFact have come to voters... Read more
The Department for Education (DfE) appears to be trying to bury the cost of transferring academies from one multi-academy trust to another – a... Read more
The Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is guilty of ‘ brutal and illiterate vandalism ' says Chris Whitehouse, Education Spokesperson and Secretary of... Read more
When Tristram Hunt, former shadow education secretary, wanted to speak at Woodbridge High School during the 2015 election campaign, Redbridge council... Read more
Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust (CHAT) ‘wrongfully’ and ‘unfairly dismissed’ former IT manager, Mrs D Evans, an employment tribunal found. Mrs Evans was... Read more