School types

After the EU referendum I wrote an article which began by drawing attention to comments made by Conservative Party elder statesman, former Chancellor... Read more
Ever since Theresa May announced her policy of more grammar schools, I have been trying to work out the reasoning. Surely if it is not defeated in... Read more
In the autumn of 1973, an article by Milton Friedman appeared in the New York Times . Entitled ‘Selling Schools like Groceries’, the piece was part... Read more
The new Conservative Prime Minister has indicated her willingness to allow the creation of new grammar schools and selection at age 11 in the English... Read more
Since 2010, a number of big ‘edu-businesses’ have entered the new market created by New Labour’s academies programme, a market which has developed... Read more
Last week's Education Policy Institute report is an addition to the growing body of evidence that Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) do not result in... Read more
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04.07.16 by
So another of Gove's heros has fallen. Sir Greg Martin , one time head of the Durand Academy, fawned over by politicians on both sides of the... Read more
Earlier this month, the Department for Education announced that Amanda Spielman, the current chair of Ofqual, will be replacing Sir Michael Wilshaw... Read more
Part two of two (part one is here ) At the end of March Islington received a formal complaint of serious misconduct by me. The complainant was a... Read more
Part one of two "A five-year-old is five times more likely than an adult of 30 to develop mesothelioma , a type of cancer linked to asbestos, if they... Read more
Kent County Council created a commission to review social mobility in Kent grammar schools and its final report can be read here . The social divide... Read more
The current controversy over the owners’responsibility for the collapse of the high street retailer BHS – on top of the shareholders’ revolt over the... Read more
Analysis by PWC finds that the majority of academy trusts continue to underperform. At the same time, between 2014 and 2015, there has been... Read more
Just five days ago, Schools Week reported that a fourth undersubscribed University Technical College, UTC Lancashire, is to close just two years... Read more
Nicky Morgan yesterday announced that the government had "abandoned" plans to force all schools to become academies. This had to happen, due to the... Read more
On Tuesday, in the House of Lords, the Labour peer Lord Watson asked " Can the Minister tell the House who, apart from existing academy chains, has... Read more
As protests grow at so many aspects of current policy - from an impoverished curriculum to the diminishment of local democracy, the erosion of... Read more
The number of pupils at schools affiliated to the Independent Schools Council ( ISC ) has risen, says the ISC. Pupil numbers in 1,249 schools which... Read more