Local schools

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
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
LSN readers may have been a little puzzled by headlines yesterday, including in the Guardian, proclaiming ‘Soaring state schools threaten private... Read more
According to press reports this weekend Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha are considering sending their son to a private London day... 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
Thank you, I am delighted to be here. This book is a truly collaborative effort, a distillation of the thinking and writing of the four founders of... Read more
The launch last week of LSN’s first book The Truth About Our Schools at Goldsmiths, University of London, covered in detail here , provided a good... 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
‘It's hardly surprising that most people have never heard of RSCs and even those who have are unclear about their role,’ Neil Carmichael, Chair of... 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
How does a famous columnist even have the gall to suggest that ‘as a start in life ( going to a comprehensive) …is right up there with dying at the... Read more
‘Pupils’ attainment at key stages one and two in Leeds, its performance whether against national or regional figures, is weak. This is frankly... Read more
A popular head teacher killed herself after shortly after inspectors said her school was Inadequate, an inquest has heard. Carol Ann Woodward became... Read more
A father and daughter have written this piece for us about their experience of life in a selective local authority. I don’t want to denigrate my... Read more
About 20 years ago, and a few days after I moved into the house where I still live, I noticed that the Islington Primary School a few minutes walk... Read more
I see the Daily Mail had a dig at two of this site’s founders yesterday morning. It was an article about our involvement with the campaigning group,... Read more