Governors

Academy trusts have been criticised when they bung contracts to companies connected to trustees or their associates. Margaret Hodge, former chair of... 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
The 2015 Conservative manifesto includes a section on localism and the ‘Big Society’. It describes “a vision of a more engaged nation, one in which... Read more
I have been reading your interview with the Guardian on Friday, and I'm concerned and not a little bit angry. Many of the views you expressed in your... 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
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
I am a proscribed organisation. I wasn’t even aware of the fact until the recent news coverage of Schools Adjudicator Dr Elizabeth Passmore’s... Read more
The academy chain E-Act, previously know as EduTrust, is a very poor advertisement for the academies policy. Here are some reasons why. Problems from... Read more
I suppose we knew it wouldn't be long. All those promises from academy groups that there would be no change to governing bodies and that schools... Read more
This is a free + interactive eCourse covering the content of the Politics in Education Summit . With 5 emails over 5 days we’ll learn how to recast... Read more
Robert Bruce Middle School, Kempston, Bedford, is consulting on whether to become an academy. A letter to parents says the consultation runs until... Read more
It is June 2017. The Chair of Governors of Hadesmead comprehensive makes a public statement with a hard hitting critique of government policy. The... Read more
If you are new to the Cuckoo Hall story - new readers every day it seems - and want to see previous posts by Janet Downs and myself on Cuckoo Hall... Read more
Prevention of Terrorism and Radicalisation is now part of Safeguarding in Schools. The Government has dictated.We are told my school is in a Top... Read more
BACKGROUND This is the latest post about Cuckoo Hall Academy Trust. The previous post is here . Criticism of Cuckoo Hall and the very particular... Read more
Background This is the fourth time I have posted about Cuckoo Hall. (note 1) That this is so draws attention to a special feature of this story. It... Read more
Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust (CHAT) breached its Funding Agreement and the Independent Schools Standards, the Education Funding Agency (EFA) concluded... Read more
I live in an area where there are many schools close by. I discovered when applying for a reception place that I lived 50 yards further away from the... Read more