Policy

England outperformed Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in the 2015 international PISA tests and it’s because of the ‘core-knowledge’ curriculum,... Read more
Michael Gove said he would ‘listen and learn’ in his new job as Environment Secretary. Speaking on Radio 4 Today (13 June 2017*), Gove said this was... Read more
(This post has been rewritten to reflect the broad nature of this campaign) This Weekend's Survation poll found that 26% of voters changed their mind... Read more
‘… never rule out governments making outrageous moves to pass their favoured pet policy. ’ That’s the warning from Schools Week editor Laura... Read more
Theresa May's leadership may be irrevocably damaged, but the Tories are still the largest party. And the Queen has asked May to form the next... Read more
Concern about education has reached its highest level since September 2016, an IpsosMORI poll reveals. The poll, which took place between 5 and 15... Read more
Is anyone surprised? This site has been exposing dodgy data used by education secretaries and ministers since the Local Schools Network was set up in... Read more
It is simple: "Will you maintain real terms per pupil funding for schools over the next Parliament?" At the leaders debate, Theresa May couldn't... Read more
Just over three million people have watched the new School Cuts video in just 72 hours. That’s three million people who care about the school funding... Read more
The Conservative manifesto, which is being quoted by Tory candidates, is very carefully worded and extremely misleading. It gives the impression of... Read more
‘ You can have all the evidence in the world, but headteachers have told me grammar schools are good for disadvantaged pupils .’ That was the answer... Read more
‘We will bring back grammars.’ That’s the Tory Manifesto message. Never mind international evidence shows selection harms those who aren’t selected... Read more
Yesterday's announcement promised £1 billion extra a year for the core schools budget, made up of £650 million diverted from free infant lunches and... Read more
The 2015 Tory Party Manifesto said the party would continue setting up University Technical Colleges (UTCs) until there was one ‘within reach of... Read more
Neil Carmichael, Conservative chair of the Education Select Committee, doesn’t support plans to expand selective education. Speaking at the Annual... 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
In thirteen months from 1 September 2013 to 31 October 2014, a total of 23 academies changed hands . But the latest data, obtained via Freedom of... Read more
The Government wants more grammar schools to open. It also wants existing grammars to prioritise children from ‘ordinary working families’ who are... Read more