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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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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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Ofsted’s Annual Report ‘highlighted a catalogue of failures’ around provision for pupils with special education need and disabilities (...

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

 

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‘…we’ve long been technical education snobs in this country,’ said Education secretary Damian Hinds in a speech at Battersea Power Station...

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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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This update of my article of 25 April 2016 has been prompted by the recent case of the children of a Syrian family being bullied and the...

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Outstanding schools inspections should increase but only when ‘concerns’ raised

Schools minister Nick Gibb asks Ofsted to review ‘its...

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DfE implies private is superior to state

Scholarships will be available for ‘gifted children in care’...

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Misleading Ofsted stats cited again…   

Nick Gibb: ‘In 2010, just 66% of pupils were attending schools judged by Ofsted to be good or...

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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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