Accountability

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 i n its commentary on the 2018 Key Stage 2...

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09.12.18 by

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

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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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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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It’s not LAs who control schools but MATs

After a wait which exceeded the time limit for responding to Freedom of...

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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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57% of National Leaders of Governance work in LA schools

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

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A Conference called by the Reclaiming Education alliance

'Education is in crisis. Our children are the most unhappy in the developed world , their...

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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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I refer 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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Previously low-attaining pupils lower Progress 8 score

It was supposed to be fairer: judging school outcomes on progress...

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PM’s dodgy statements were ‘factually correct’, Hinds says

‘Ensuring the integrity of education statistics is very...

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ASCL launches inquiry into system leaving pupils 'deflated'

The Association of Schools and Colleges has launched an...

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

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Full SoS speech to former FASNA is available somewhere, but where?

It’s quite normal for parts of speeches to be redacted...

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