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
Schools minister Nick Gibb was clear : 86% of mainstream free schools approved since 2014 have been where school places were needed ‘and the... Read more
174 civil society organisations from across the world have called on investors to stop supporting Bridge International Academies (BIA), the low-cost... Read more
Schools minister Nick Gibb is a fan of the Education Endowment Fund’s Toolkit, the resource which helps busy teachers decide the efficiency, or... 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
There are familiar names in the leaked list of winners for funding totalling £45m in the first round of bids for the Department for Education’s... Read more
Avonbourne International Business and Enterprise Trust (AIBET) is in financial difficulties. It runs two Bournemouth academies, Harewood College , a... Read more
Social mobility, the Sutton Trust says, is 'how someone’s adult outcomes relate to their circumstances as a child.' If this means rising from poverty... 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
England outperformed Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in the 2015 international PISA tests and it’s because of the ‘core-knowledge’ curriculum,... Read more
Michael Gove said he would ‘listen and learn’ in his new job as Environment Secretary. Speaking on Radio 4 Today (13 June 2017*), Gove said this was... Read more
(This post has been rewritten to reflect the broad nature of this campaign) This Weekend's Survation poll found that 26% of voters changed their mind... Read more
‘… never rule out governments making outrageous moves to pass their favoured pet policy. ’ That’s the warning from Schools Week editor Laura... Read more
Theresa May's leadership may be irrevocably damaged, but the Tories are still the largest party. And the Queen has asked May to form the next... Read more
Concern about education has reached its highest level since September 2016, an IpsosMORI poll reveals. The poll, which took place between 5 and 15... Read more
Is anyone surprised? This site has been exposing dodgy data used by education secretaries and ministers since the Local Schools Network was set up in... Read more
It is simple: "Will you maintain real terms per pupil funding for schools over the next Parliament?" At the leaders debate, Theresa May couldn't... Read more