STA investigated St Matthew’s CofE, Hillingdon, for ‘maladministration' The Standards and Testing Agency has annulled maths SAT results for St... Read more
2017 assessments even more baffling than those for 2016 openers Two days ago, I highlighted puzzling aspects of impact assessments for free schools... Read more
Bizarre assessments don’t inspire confidence When free school proposals are approved, the Department for Education does a risk assessment before... 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
Over £.5m to Redhill Academy – but which trust? £546,656 was given to Redhill Academy to support financial recovery in financial year 2016/17,... Read more
Financial Notice to Improve issued in 2016 The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA), an all-through academy co-sponsored by Dorset... Read more
Transferred to University of Kent trust with ‘inherited deficit’ Chatham Grammar Schools for Girls (CGSG) was given a £51k grant to support its... Read more
Lilac Sky trust given £122k by DfE in same financial year Lilac Sky Schools Academies Trust (LSSAT) became notorious in August 2016 when its... Read more
SchoolsCompany Trust had ‘liquidity’ issues The SchoolsCompany Trust, which is losing The Goodwin Academy and its three Pupil Referral Units (PRUs),... Read more
DfE compensated Southall College for costs re proposed Floreat Southall School The Department for Education (DfE) paid Southall College £750k for ‘... Read more
Zero-tolerance risks exclusions for minor incidents It’s reasonable for schools to have ‘zero-tolerance’ policies towards ‘drugs or weapons’, cross-... Read more
Publication would prejudice how public affairs are run Academies struggling with their finances can in exceptional circumstances receive a grant to ‘... Read more
Pupils told inspectors they now feel safe in school Great Yarmouth Charter Academy (GYCA) became notorious when it opened in September 2017 for... Read more
Gloucester Academy, a smaller than average secondary school serving one of Gloucestershire’s most deprived areas, has been warned it could be... Read more
Six turbulent years for free school in Tyne and Wear Grindon Hall Christian School, Tyne and Wear, has had six turbulent years since become a state-... Read more
This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country. Thirty years ago this summer the Great Education... Read more
‘Academy chains are disproportionately found amongst the top 20 of secondary school groups’, says the Education Policy Institute (EPI) in its report... Read more