Primary school pupils in multi-academy trusts (MATs) made the least progress in reading, official data issued last week reveals.   Surely this data shows MATs are inferior to other types of schools?The answer is No.  It would be misleading to jump to conclusions based on... Read more

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Now there’s a surprise.  Introduce a new performance measure such as the EBacc and it doesn’t take a genius to realise schools will change tactics...

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Minister for school standards, Nick Gibb, is clear.  Children who pass the phonics screening test are ‘on track to be fluent readers in primary...

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Bright pupils living outside Birmingham would not be able to attend grammar schools in the city if catchment areas are changed to allow...

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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 gap between disadvantaged pupils and others continues to narrow,’ says the Department for Education in its commentary on the 2018 Key Stage 2...

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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…

Cuts...

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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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57% of National Leaders of Governance work in LA schools

Over half of the National Leaders of Governance (NLGs), were...

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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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