Policy

Learndirect, the largest commercial provider of further education (FE) was rated Inadequate in March 2017*. Nevertheless, it will still receive... Read more
There are over 500 primary schools and about 200 secondary schools which have been stuck on requires improvement or satisfactory for their last two... Read more
52 secondary schools inspected in 2016/17 have not improved from requires improvement or worse since 2005, Ofsted’s Annual Report for 2016/17 reveals... Read more
The Diocese of Ely Multi Academy Trust (DEMAT) has received glowing praise from Ofsted, Schools Week reports. A focussed inspection of seven DEMAT... Read more
‘It’s too hasty to claim that these improvements [in global reading test PIRLS] are attributable to policy changes…’ says the Department for... Read more
10 year-olds in Northern Ireland ‘significantly outperformed 41 of the 49 other participating countries in reading’, says NFER analysis of the 2016... Read more
English 10 year-olds are now joint eighth in the world in reading as measured by the international PIRLS test . The Department for Education (DfE)... Read more
This weekend the entire Social Mobility Commission resigned. Alan Milburn, the Commission’s chair, wrote that he was ‘deeply proud of the work the... Read more
The Department for Education (DfE) doesn’t have a schedule for publishing impact assessment for free schools opening in September 2016 and September... Read more
The Department for Education (DfE) ‘must take ownership of blame in contributing to the historical problems that had brought about the current... Read more
Given Labour’s bold and exciting proposals for a free cradle to grave National Education Service, failures in the further and higher education... Read more
Academies should be able to return to local authority support if they wish, voted Wakefield councillors after a passionate debate* on the failure of... Read more
(This was first published in Education Forward: Moving schools into the future , a call for a new approach to education) Is it time for a focus on... Read more
A cross-party committee of MPs isn’t convinced the Department for International Development (DFID) acted correctly when it provided grant funding to... Read more
We’ve been here before. Time and again this site has said there isn’t enough data to come to a firm conclusion about the performance of free schools... Read more
Baxter College, Kidderminster, opened in February 2017. That’s what the Department for Education database says. School Performance Tables also say it... Read more
Submitted on behalf of Reclaiming Education 1.Introduction 1) Labour’s 2017 General Election Manifesto promised a National ­Education Service that... Read more
The Department for Education (DfE) says it won’t publish impact assessments for free schools opened in 2016 because they aren’t ready yet, Freedom of... Read more