This is the title of a Guardian article which appeared on 11 September 2018. The following (in italics) are excerpts. Major study of 1.8 million... 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
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
Just five days ago, Schools Week reported that a fourth undersubscribed University Technical College, UTC Lancashire, is to close just two years... Read more
Phasing out private and grammar schools in the UK is essential if the increasingly cross party call for ‘equality of opportunity for all’ is serious... Read more
Barnfield Business and Enterprise Studio is to close, Schools Week reports. A simple enough statement, it would seem. But not for anyone who’s... Read more
"The FE sector is in a mess,’ Chief HMI Sir Michael Wilshaw told the Education Select Committee during an evidence gathering session yesterday. Young... Read more
INTRODUCTION Janet Downs' recent post: ""School proposals ‘utter madness’ and lack coherent planning, says Rugby councillor" here . Reports a... Read more