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John Bolt of the SEA writes: Teresa May’s decision to re-open the issue of grammar schools – and secondary moderns - has trained a spotlight directly... 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
Posted on behalf of Trevor Fisher Why are Westminster politicians so deeply resistant to evidence on educational issues? Expert opinion counts for... Read more
Ever since Theresa May announced her policy of more grammar schools, I have been trying to work out the reasoning. Surely if it is not defeated in... Read more
‘How to win the argument against grammar schools’. Sam Freedman, former advisor to Michael Gove, gave an impassioned response at the ResearchEd... Read more
The Grammar Green Paper is called, without a trace of irony, Schools that work for everyone . But its proposals are only likely to ‘work’, if they... Read more
The PM’s said it; the education secretary’s said it; schools minister Nick Gibb’s said it; the DfE’s robotic spokesperson's said it: ‘… there are now... Read more
On Monday the outgoing chief Ofsted inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw said, “ The notion that the poor stand to benefit from the return of grammar... Read more
I visited my MP's surgery to discuss problems with the grammar school system in Kent, but he told me he supports the government’s plan to build new... Read more
The Prevent duty which requires public authorities such as schools to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism... Read more
Schools minister Nick Gibb ‘inadvertently’ repeated the discredited claim that the UK’s position in PISA tables had fallen from 2000. This faulty... Read more
Melissa Benn, Chair of Comprehensive Future, annotates Theresa May’s supposedly ‘One Nation’ speech on the steps of Downing Street on July 13th in... Read more
Sajid Raza, founder and former head of Kings Science Academy, Bradford, and two other staff members including his sister have been found guilty of... Read more
It is a ‘shocking abuse of the trust,' fumed Margaret Hodge, former chair of the Public Accounts Committee, when told of generous salaries and perks... Read more
This Government is committed to converting all schools in England to academies run by charitable trusts funded by the state. But how well do these... Read more
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23.07.16 by
It's been a busy couple of weeks. No I don't mean trying to keep up with the headlines or the fallout from the headlines, though I can't say that isn... Read more
Moving an academy from one academy trust to another can costs taxpayers’ money. These can range from £0 to over £6m in one extreme case . My rough... 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