Policy

The Rye Academy Trust must ‘arrange for its schools to join a strong multi-academy Trust’ by 1 September 2018, the Education and Skills Funding... Read more
A new primary free school proposed to open in 2019 in Kingston-Upon-Thames has been given planning permission by the Council. The site for GEMS... Read more
Would you like an education based on enjoyment, creativity, love of learning? Would you like a change from the moves towards rote learning and exam... Read more
Education Secretary Justine Greening gave a classic example of deflection yesterday . She avoided a question about the collapse of Wakefield City... Read more
The Education Central Multi Academy Trust (ECMAT), sponsored by the University of Wolverhampton, has been censured by Ofsted following focussed... Read more
RAISEonline, the school performance analysis service provided by the Department for Education (DfE), closed on 31 July. And schools are already... 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
Freedom of Information law allows government organisations to refuse disclosure of requested data under certain conditions. One reason is a declared... 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
174 civil society organisations from across the world have called on investors to stop supporting Bridge International Academies (BIA), the low-cost... Read more
Schools minister Nick Gibb is a fan of the Education Endowment Fund’s Toolkit, the resource which helps busy teachers decide the efficiency, or... Read more
There are permanent ‘system risks’ in education which need constant oversight, Department for Education (DfE) accounts reveal. If these risks are not... 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
There are familiar names in the leaked list of winners for funding totalling £45m in the first round of bids for the Department for Education’s... Read more
Avonbourne International Business and Enterprise Trust (AIBET) is in financial difficulties. It runs two Bournemouth academies, Harewood College , a... Read more
Social mobility, the Sutton Trust says, is 'how someone’s adult outcomes relate to their circumstances as a child.' If this means rising from poverty... Read more
' Curriculum for Excellence fears add to surge in home schooling’ booms the Times today. It claims the rising number of home educated children in... Read more
This is an abridged version of the full article which can be found here . Politics and education are inseparable and always have been. This is clear... Read more