School types

Consider these quotes from this recent Guardian article . The system is now pushing schools and their heads to prioritise “the interests of the... 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
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
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust . Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s powerful words [... 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 Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published what is probably the most comprehensive study yet on ‘The Attainment Gap’ , which has been the... Read more
Since becoming HMCI in January, Amanda Spielman has had a lot to say about the regrettable effects of the accountability system of which she is now a... Read more
Roger’s latest piece is another closely-reasoned critique of the ‘culture of training’ which is taking hold in English schools. The piece is clearly... Read more
Answer: when it’s a general cognitive ability. In the behaviourist ideology of the Global Education Reform Movement (GERM) that is increasingly... 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
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
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
The Conservative Party policy on grammar schools is abhorrent. It would take a blog and a half to recount all the evidence that has been amassed... Read more
This chart is taken from this article in The Conversation, and shows the proportion of children that get into grammar schools by affluence (from the... Read more
This Guardian article reports research arguing for the existence of a class-based conspiracy to prevent the children of poor families getting into... Read more
The last week has not been good for schools worried about money. The Chancellor seems immune to warnings about the state of school funding. The... Read more
At the end of last year the Local Schools Network website passed one million unique viewers, in the years since our launch. Here are our top ten... Read more
I do think we’re at a time, as a country, where this stuff really fits pretty well with economic crises … when you’re in a situation when you’re... Read more