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Teacher shortage is a ‘major challenge’ in England, the Education Select Committee said in its second critical report into Government education... Read more
‘We’ll press ahead quickly with grammars insists schools minister @NickGibbMP’ tweeted the Department for Education (DfE) on Valentine’s Day. This... Read more
I’m not talking about Larry, the Downing Street cat. He has not died. I’m referring to the dead cat thrown out from Number Ten shortly after Theresa... Read more
Focusing on opening new grammar schools is ‘an unnecessary distraction’ , says Neil Carmichael, MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, a cross-... 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
‘New selective schools will probably have a narrower ability range, perhaps more like top 10%’ Just one of the points emerging from meetings between... Read more
Schools Minister Nick Gibb attacks education ‘experts’ in his speech to Education World Forum. But he then sets himself up as an expert. I’ve written... Read more
Fast-moving changes in government policies towards sponsored academy pledges put Oasis Community Learning in an ‘impossible situation’, Freedom of... Read more
Five years ago, after the first DfE release of school-by-school data, we wrote about the fact that the data showed that academies did no better than... Read more
The Department for Education (DfE) was forced to issue a ‘ clarification to the consultation document ’ on proposals in ‘Schools that Work for... Read more
School improvement strategies put in place by the University Cathedral Academies Trust (UCAT) in its first five years ‘have failed to deliver the... Read more
As our government zigzags on yet another approach for schools, I wonder why, unlike most countries, we can’t settle on a model and Get It Right.... Read more
A group of Kent head teachers has asked us to publish this letter that they have written to Theresa May regarding her policy of opening new grammar... Read more
Schools minister Nick Gibb claims to be swayed only by evidence. He cited two teaching methods which he says were ‘evidence-based’ in the Commons on... Read more
Fed up with a couple of years failing to persuade the Information Commissioner and the courts that simply releasing 11+ test marks will undermine '... Read more
Secondary schools in rapidly growing Greenwood Dale Academies Trust (GAT) have been criticised by Ofsted following focussed inspections. Inspectors... Read more
Ashley has dementia. He is one of the millions who need some kind of social care. In his case, he was given a place in a day care centre. But Ashley... 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