The gap between disadvantaged pupils and others continues to narrow,’ says the Department for Education in its commentary on the 2018 Key Stage 2 assessment tests.The graph on page 1 shows a narrowing of the disadvantage gap from 3.34 in 2011 to 2.90 in 2018 – a difference of 0.... Read more

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The Department for Education (DfE) is ‘minded to terminate’ the funding agreement with Cuckoo Hall Academy Trust (CHAT) for Cuckoo Hall Academy...

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Thousands of schools under local authority stewardship haven’t been independently audited for more than five years, a Schools Week investigation...

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The Department for Education has sent a warning letter to REAch2 Academy Trust saying it is ‘minded to terminate’ the trust’s funding agreement...

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Labour’s analysis of disadvantaged pupils currently in the sixteen grammar schools chosen to receive money from the Selective School...

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In my original article on this subject, ‘The Gap Exposed’, I set out my reasons for believing the current preoccupation with closing the...

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 A previous article entitled 'The Attainment Gap Exposed' has been deleted. This completed update replaces it.

 

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One, Robert Owen Academy, closed permanently in August

43% of free schools which entered pupils for GCSEs in 2018 had a...

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Great Yarmouth Charter Academy ‘closed’ after just one year

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy opened on 1 August 2017 when...

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Approval risks over-capacity after 2023/24

Applications to set up eight secondary/all-through free schools in Leicester...

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Gibb clearly rattled by cuts evidence

Cuts in Lewisham, Warrington, Leigh, Suffolk, Devon, East Sussex, Bolton…

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Prioritising data and results is endemic…

Ofsted has seen evidence of declining education quality driven by narrowing the...

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Test results at former Downhills are higher today, says Gibb

Test results at Harris Academy Philip Lane, formerly Downhills...

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106 out of the just over 500 free schools* which have opened are in temporary accommodation, Freedom of Information shows...

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Test results at former Downhills are higher today, says Gibb

Test results at Harris Academy Philip Lane, formerly Downhills...

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Special needs pupils being let down

Councils spent nearly £100m in the past four years on fighting appeals against their...

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Hinds's defence (or is it defiance?) is ill-founded

The education secretary Damian Hinds defended the ‘broad thrust’ of data claims made by...

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Professor Becky Allen of the UCL Institute of Education has written important articles about the Pupil Premium (PP) that I discuss here and here...

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The present system in England harms all pupils

There’s something in the air – and it’s not just too-early Christmas music...

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