Accountability

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
There are permanent ‘system risks’ in education which need constant oversight, Department for Education (DfE) accounts reveal. If these risks are not... 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
George Orwell thought semicolons were unnecessary. Kurt Vonnegut loathed them. The first rule of creative writing , he said, was ‘Do not use... Read more
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 SATs.... 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
With campaigning underway for the general election, the key issue in education is funding. The recent IFS report noted that "between 2010–11 and 2015... Read more
At the end of last year the Local Schools Network website passed one million unique viewers, in the years since our launch. Here are our top ten... Read more
Since I published this article I have received a lot of email correspondence from internationally respected academics. The general thrust of this has... Read more
Cuckoo Hall, Enfield, was one of former Education Secretary Michael Gove’s favourite primary schools. The headteacher, Patricia Sowter, was one of... Read more
This article shows that the East Asian education systems that come out at the top of the PISA rankings sink to the bottom half of the table when... Read more
This is a very important publication by Reclaiming Schools/NUT. It is about the corruption and degradation of the primary school curriculum in... Read more
My article, ‘ Why maketisation invalidates Progress 8 ‘, addresses the concern that the production of high stakes performance measures for schools is... Read more
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
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
Part two of two (part one is here ) At the end of March Islington received a formal complaint of serious misconduct by me. The complainant was a... Read more
Part one of two "A five-year-old is five times more likely than an adult of 30 to develop mesothelioma , a type of cancer linked to asbestos, if they... Read more