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This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country. Thirty years ago this summer the Great Education... Read more
Schools judged ‘coasting’ will no longer have to become academies, Education Secretary Damian Hinds is ‘ expected to say’ today. But schools judge... Read more
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust . Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s powerful words [... Read more
Five challenges face English schools, Robert Halfon, Conservative chair of the Education Select Committee, said yesterday. He was speaking in an... Read more
This morning, on Radio 4's Today programme, George Osborne claimed that the transformation of London schools was due to the introduction of academies... Read more
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published what is probably the most comprehensive study yet on ‘The Attainment Gap’ , which has been the... Read more
There are over 500 primary schools and about 200 secondary schools which have been stuck on requires improvement or satisfactory for their last two... Read more
52 secondary schools inspected in 2016/17 have not improved from requires improvement or worse since 2005, Ofsted’s Annual Report for 2016/17 reveals... Read more
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This post is prompted by an article in today's 'i' newspaper that includes a table of EU and EFTA countries in order of the percentage of secondary... Read more
English 10 year-olds are now joint eighth in the world in reading as measured by the international PIRLS test . The Department for Education (DfE)... Read more
Submitted on behalf of Reclaiming Education 1.Introduction 1) Labour’s 2017 General Election Manifesto promised a National ­Education Service that... Read more
Hackney Downs, a comprehensive boys’ school, was shut in 1995 by Tory education secretary Gillian Shepherd following an unsuccessful campaign to keep... Read more
The last Labour manifesto said a Labour government would impose VAT on independent school fees, T he Times wrote on 16 September (behind paywall).... Read more
Cue the usual media images of girls gleefully celebrating their results and Executive Principals extolling the excellence of their schools. There was... Read more
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
Mellissa Benn wrote powerfully about this in a Guardian article of 18 July 201 7: There could not be a more favourable time for the development of 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