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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57% of National Leaders of Governance work in LA schools

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

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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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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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Twelve of the sixteen outstanding grammar schools ‘chosen’ for expansion haven’t been inspected for eight years or more.  Five* were last...

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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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I return to the work of Professor Rebecca (Becky) Allen, Director of the Centre for Education Improvement Science, UCL Institute of Education, who...

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Writing for LSN in 2014, the late Maurice Holt noted the ‘transatlantic...

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Hinds says Rayner is ‘plain wrong’ – but she isn’t

Labour’s shadow secretary of state for education, Angela Rayner, is ‘...

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UKSA chair appears to be losing patience - and not before time

Sir David Norgrove, Chair of the UK Statistics Authority (...

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West London Free School among missing data

Capital costs for seven of the first 24 free schools are still not known.  The...

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SchoolsCompany Trust and Bright Tribe included

It might be expected that academy trusts criticised for their finances would...

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Shortly to be published research by Professor Michael Shayer reveals an accidental breakthrough in how highly significant cognitive development in...

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