Performance tables

My article, ‘ Why maketisation invalidates Progress 8 ‘, addresses the concern that the production of high stakes performance measures for schools is... Read more
My book, ‘Learning Matters’, was published before ‘Attainment 8’ and ‘Progress 8’ were finalised and published. This article is therefore something... Read more
Academies, we are told, are essential for improving schools. When Labour started the first academies we were assured these new schools would raise... Read more
I have the consent of 'Disappointed Idealist' to write an article on my website based on his latest post on leaving the teaching profession. It is... Read more
Last week's Education Policy Institute report is an addition to the growing body of evidence that Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) do not result in... Read more
Analysis by PWC finds that the majority of academy trusts continue to underperform. At the same time, between 2014 and 2015, there has been... Read more
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Einstein captured the issue in a single sentence. “ Sometimes what counts can’t be counted, and what can be counted doesn’t count. ” With Maths in... Read more
Education secretary Nicky Morgan firmly believes ‘rigorous tests’ at Key Stage 2 will reduce the proportion of English pupils who are low performers... 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
Bradley Simmons, Ofsted regional director for the South East, recently wrote to Reading Borough Council raising concerns about the drop in GCSE... Read more
When I did O level maths, I learned that average represented a middle point in a set of figures. Whether something was very good, good, poor or very... Read more
Graphs, tables, percentages, rankings – CentreForum’s Annual Report is full of them. But how sound is the data especially as much of it compares... 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
On Friday all the major British newspapers ran remarkably similar headlines on the story about research from Durham University, comparing private and... Read more
Decisions about converting to academy status ‘would not be solely based on data,’ Sir Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector of Schools, told an Ofsted... Read more
The cognitive development of individual pupils should become the key objective of the primary and secondary school curriculum and there should be no... 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