Accountability

The academization programme is ‘at best an untested experiment’; at worst, it’s ‘an almost wilful throwing-away of aspects of the post-war settlement... Read more
Analysis by PWC finds that the majority of academy trusts continue to underperform. At the same time, between 2014 and 2015, there has been... Read more
As protests grow at so many aspects of current policy - from an impoverished curriculum to the diminishment of local democracy, the erosion of... Read more
We’re told academies have more financial scrutiny than local authority (LA) maintained), but the National Audit Office (NAO) appears not to agree.... Read more
When I did O level maths, I learned that average represented a middle point in a set of figures. Whether something was very good, good, poor or very... Read more
Graphs, tables, percentages, rankings – CentreForum’s Annual Report is full of them. But how sound is the data especially as much of it compares... Read more
SATS: One Parent’s Dilemma English children are now the most heavily tested in the world – and a revolt is building within weeks of the Year 2 and... Read more
‘Pupils let down by their parents: White British children are overtaken by 10 other ethnic groups by the age of 16 as alarming report shows their... Read more
It is expected all Perry Beeches’ academies will be transferred to another multi-academy trust (MAT) writes The Guardian . The West Midlands... Read more
The speech by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to the NASUWT conference had a ‘relatively polite reception’, Schools Week writes. But a few jeers... Read more
‘I’m not a businessman,’ Liam Nolan, director and Accounting Officer of Perry Beeches Academies Trust (PBAT), told the BBC when news broke that the... Read more
On Question Time on Thursday Nicky Morgan sought to justify the forced conversion of schools to becoming academies with the claim that “academisation... Read more
On the 11th February parents of St Josephs Catholic Primary School have discovered through the local newspaper, The Birmingham Mail , that the MAC (... Read more
The scene: a blasted heath. Macbeth exhorts the witches to foretell the future. The three hags conjure bloodied kings and the murdered Banquo. ‘Thou... Read more
Contact: 07870 682442, henry@happy.co.uk The government has announced that all schools are to be forced to become academies . However the data is... Read more
On Friday all the major British newspapers ran remarkably similar headlines on the story about research from Durham University, comparing private and... Read more
Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted chief, attacked Northern local authorities for the quality of secondary education in a speech to the Institute for Public... Read more
Decisions about converting to academy status ‘would not be solely based on data,’ Sir Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector of Schools, told an Ofsted... Read more