It’s vital to fight fake news, education secretary Damian Hinds said in a recent press release.He’s right. ‘Since ancient times, propagandists have sought to manipulate the truth,’ he said.  And social media means untruths can spread and take hold more quickly.‘What starts as... Read more

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Fulwood Academy in Preston has been less than good since it opened in 2009.  It’s surprising, then, that the stand-alone academy...

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Local authority maintained schools are slightly more likely to be good or better than academies, newly-released data from the...

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Transcripts on government websites of speeches by politicians and officials are usually accompanied by the speaker’s mugshot.  But this wasn’t the...

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Academies should be allowed to return to the stewardship of their local authority if teachers, parents and locals support the...

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Hundreds walked to Westminster yesterday to protest about poor school funding.  The march, led by Jess Phillips, Labour MP for...

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An alternative provision unit run by TBAP, the academy trust investigated by Panorama in March after whistleblowers alleged...

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In the autumn of 2016, Donald Trump paid a visit to a charter school in Cleveland, Ohio.  Candidate Trump gave a...

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It’s nearly nine years since the Academies Act was propelled through Parliament with the speed usually reserved for emergency...

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Transcripts on government websites of speeches by politicians and officials are usually accompanied by the speaker’s mugshot.  But this wasn’t the...

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Local authority maintained schools are slightly more likely to be good or better than academies, newly-released data from the...

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Michael Gove, environment secretary, told the BBC* he was ‘ready’ to join the Tory leadership battle.  ‘Ready’ to unite the...

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Michael Gove’s bid to become the next prime minister began with contemplating the fickle nature of fate.  What would have...

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Should there be a rule preventing MPs from repeating questions that have already been adressed many times in the current...

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Bright Tribe Trust and Perry Beeches The Academy Trust are both still listed on the Department for Education’s approved academy...

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The Department for Education has written off up to £5.7m owed by the notorious academy trust, SchoolsCompany, Schools Week...

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Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman has again called for the outstanding school exemption to be lifted.   This follows the release...

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Michael Gove’s bid to become the next prime minister began with contemplating the fickle nature of fate.  What would have...

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The Department for Education rushed out a press release yesterday after proceedings in Parliament. 

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