Local schools

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
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
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
This Guardian article reports research arguing for the existence of a class-based conspiracy to prevent the children of poor families getting into... Read more
The last week has not been good for schools worried about money. The Chancellor seems immune to warnings about the state of school funding. The... Read more
Academy trusts have been criticised when they bung contracts to companies connected to trustees or their associates. Margaret Hodge, former chair of... Read more
Michael Gove has told “complete lies about Turkey’s accession to the EU”, says Baroness Warsi explaining why she's changed her mind over whether to... Read more
Schools all over England are not being swamped by the children of EU immigrants, analysis reported in Schools Week reveals. ‘The effects of EU... Read more
The academization programme is ‘at best an untested experiment’; at worst, it’s ‘an almost wilful throwing-away of aspects of the post-war settlement... 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
‘Ten Facts You Need to Know About Academies’. That’s the latest Department for Education press release . The DfE tries to dispel what it regards as ‘... Read more
SATS: One Parent’s Dilemma English children are now the most heavily tested in the world – and a revolt is building within weeks of the Year 2 and... Read more
This article is an extract from a forthcoming book, The Long Game: The Lessons We Can Learn From Long-Serving Teachers, which will be published this... 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
This article is an extract from a forthcoming book, The Long Game: The Lessons We Can Learn From Long-Serving Teachers, which will be published this... Read more
Another day, another press release. On Wednesday morning, the DfE released a statement announcing the passing of the Education and Adoption Bill... Read more
Jerry Roodhouse, a Lib Dem councillor in Rugby, Warwickshire, has condemned plans to use playing fields to rehouse the existing Rokeby Primary School... Read more
Yesterday, the Guardian published an excellent piece by journalist John Harris on the death of creativity and enjoyment of learning our state school... Read more