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‘Thousands more children on track to become fluent readers’, says schools minister Nick Gibb in a Department for Education press release published... 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
With campaigning underway for the general election, the key issue in education is funding. The recent IFS report noted that "between 2010–11 and 2015... Read more
Since I published this article I have received a lot of email correspondence from internationally respected academics. The general thrust of this has... Read more
This article shows that the East Asian education systems that come out at the top of the PISA rankings sink to the bottom half of the table when... Read more
My article, ‘ Why maketisation invalidates Progress 8 ‘, addresses the concern that the production of high stakes performance measures for schools is... Read more
The DfE today released analysis of the performance of multi-academy trusts, primary and secondary, in terms of value added. The results for... Read more
Part two of two (part one is here ) At the end of March Islington received a formal complaint of serious misconduct by me. The complainant was a... Read more
Part one of two "A five-year-old is five times more likely than an adult of 30 to develop mesothelioma , a type of cancer linked to asbestos, if they... Read more
An 18 month battle to get CEM* to release the raw marks from their 11+ tests drew to a close on Tuesday with a ruling from the Information Tribunal.... Read more
We’re told academies have more financial scrutiny than local authority (LA) maintained), but the National Audit Office (NAO) appears not to agree.... Read more
Readers of this blog will have heard of the "Panama Papers." This huge leak of documents from the Panama law firm Mossach Fonseca has disclosed a... Read more
‘Pupils let down by their parents: White British children are overtaken by 10 other ethnic groups by the age of 16 as alarming report shows their... 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