Policy

‘ For decades, the overwhelming weight of international evidence – including the influential longitudinal study from Clackmannanshire in Scotland –... Read more
Speaking with the benefit of hindsight, Sam Gyimah, minister for Higher Education, said Toby Young shouldn’t have been appointed to the Office for... Read more
71% of UK adults want more spending on education, the British Social Attitudes Survey 2017 reveals. The survey also found 83% would like to see more... Read more
Carillion’s 450 Government contracts represented 38% of Carillion’s 2016 reported revenue, the Cabinet Office revealed . The Department for Education... Read more
The UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) has criticised the Department for Education (DfE) on many occasions about its use of official statistics (see here... Read more
The release of ‘regular and ad hoc’ official statistics should be announced in advance through a 12-month release calendar, the UK Statistics... Read more
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The case for reason, science, humanism and progress, by Steven Pinker Book Review by Roger Titcombe. Steven Pinker is Johnstone Family Professor in... Read more
Faith free schools must reserve half of their applications for children who are not of the faith. That doesn’t mean half of pupils in faith free... Read more
Theresa May’s speech on university tuition fee reform omitted one salient fact : it was the Coalition government which raised fees to up to £9k from... Read more
The Prime Minister and the Chancellor wrote forewords. So did ministers Michael Gove and Nick Gibb.* The heavily-endorsed publication attracting such... Read more
At what point does a stock phrase become a target for derision? We saw it in the last election when Theresa May tried to convince the electorate that... Read more
‘One in four children go to failing secondary schools,’ says the New Schools Network (NSN), the taxpayer funded charity set up to promote free... Read more
This is the title of a publication by ‘More than a score’. More than a score is a broad coalition established by the largest teachers’ union the NUT... Read more
The Department for Education (DfE) doesn’t know the value of charges registered against free schools, Freedom of Information has revealed. Legal... Read more
Local authority maintained schools are among the best in the country when judged by Progress 8. I’ve said so before . But let's be honest: this... Read more
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published what is probably the most comprehensive study yet on ‘The Attainment Gap’ , which has been the... Read more
The proportion of pupils entering at least five EBacc subjects has gone down since 2016, from 39.7% in 2016 to 38.2% in 2017, Department for... Read more
Selective schools, Theresa May believes, are the best way to lift disadvantaged high-achieving pupils out of poverty. Those who oppose selection... Read more