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Dr Montacute’s article is linked to a Sutton Trust media release of 31 July 2018, purporting to show that high attaining disadvantaged pupils are... Read more
Lilac Sky trust given £122k by DfE in same financial year Lilac Sky Schools Academies Trust (LSSAT) became notorious in August 2016 when its... Read more
SchoolsCompany Trust had ‘liquidity’ issues The SchoolsCompany Trust, which is losing The Goodwin Academy and its three Pupil Referral Units (PRUs),... Read more
Crumbling Cumbrian school will receive ‘substantial capital investment’ At last, after ten years, Whitehaven Academy is getting new buildings. It... Read more
Consider these quotes from this recent Guardian article . The system is now pushing schools and their heads to prioritise “the interests of the... Read more
Repair bill expected to be £5 million The head of The King’s Church of England School in Wolverhampton, James Ludlow, is ‘extremely angry’ that a... Read more
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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07.12.17 by
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