This is the last article I will post on Local Schools Network.  It’s time for me to stop chasing stories about the goings-on in the English education system and properly retire.I shall miss being a keyboard warrior.  This feeling will not be shared by the Department for... Read more
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Two heads of secondary schools in Ellesmere Port told their MP, Justin Madders, they had concerns about ‘the apparent...

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The tribunal which forced the Department for Education to release documents about The Education Fellowship Trust has wider...

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Neighbours of Coombe Wood School, a secondary free school opened in September 2018, have become increasingly fed up with...

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There is a discrepancy of £1.6m between what the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) says it must repay the Education and...

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Skinners’ Academy, Hackney, was judged good in a short inspection in May 2017.

Inspectors said the...

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Chapel Street Community Schools Trust (CSCST), one of the earliest trusts to open a free school, is to give up its academies,...

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This is the last article I will post on Local Schools Network.  It’s time for me to stop chasing stories about the goings-on in...

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There is a discrepancy of £1.6m between what the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) says it must repay the Education and...

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Ofsted chief, Amanda Spielman, published a ‘commentary on school funding’ this morning.  But the blog, potentially embarrassing...

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Johnson Kane, CEO of the failed Education Fellowship Trust, ‘tricked’ the Department for Education into believing he was...

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Fourteen of the top fifteen schools based on Progress 8 scores have one thing in common: they have few low-achieving pupils. ...

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Chapel Street Community Schools Trust (CSCST), one of the earliest trusts to open a free school, is to give up its academies,...

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FoI requests for details of advances and non-repayable grants to academies refused

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The investigation into the collapsed academy trust, SchoolsCompany, is still not finished, Freedom of Information has confirmed...

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A sixth-form attended by the new schools’ minister, Baroness Berridge, closed in 2018 after a post-16 free school opened nearby...

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The impact assessment* for Turner Free School, Folkestone, is ‘seriously flawed’, writes Peter Read at Kent Independent Advice...

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Demand for selective places is higher than the number of places available, a recently-released document from the Department for...

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Fourteen of the top fifteen schools based on Progress 8 scores have one thing in common: they have few low-achieving pupils. ...

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