School culture

Zero-tolerance risks exclusions for minor incidents It’s reasonable for schools to have ‘zero-tolerance’ policies towards ‘drugs or weapons’, cross-... Read more
Pupils told inspectors they now feel safe in school Great Yarmouth Charter Academy (GYCA) became notorious when it opened in September 2017 for... Read more
All-through academy, previously good, facing reorganisation and redundancies Turner Schools, a multi-academy trust (MAT) in Folkestone, is causing... Read more
Gaps in provision mean many pupils will miss out Education secretary Damian Hinds has announced a £5m fund for twenty ‘careers hubs’ intended to... Read more
PLEASE WATCH THIS FILM - A Healthy Education: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F5bv_YAgZ4 This is a short film to raise awareness about asbestos in... Read more
Redundancies at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy threaten ‘broadest’ curriculum Inspiration Trust runs two secondary schools in Great Yarmouth:... Read more
This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country. Thirty years ago this summer the Great Education... Read more
The ‘north/south attainment gap’ claimed to exist by The Sutton Trust, The Social Mobility Foundation, the DfE, the National Schools Commissioner and... Read more
I have received this response from The Sutton Trust to my article questioning the ‘attainment gap’ . Research by John Goldthorpe has shown that... Read more
Exam pressure causes stress – it’s well-known. And a little stress can improve performance – a ‘chilled’ attitude can cause underachievement and... Read more
On 31 March 2018, I watched a BBC 2 Sir David Attenborough programme about birds’s eggs. Although I have only a modest interest in garden birds,... Read more
Every Facebook user should be aware of the business model of ‘free’ social media type services. It is to collect personal data and then sell it for... Read more
Teachers at flagship free school Michaela Community School (MCS) fear they will be ‘harmed’ by pupils from other schools, recent accounts* reveal. It... 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
It’s essential, politicians say, for schools to close the gap in GCSE achievement between disadvantaged and advantaged pupils. But very few schools... Read more
The headline is true. But it’s also mischievous and misleading. Mischievous because it attempts to demonize free schools. It’s an antidote to recent... 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
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