Accountability

The reform of the modern education system began early in the 19th Century. What eventually became known as the Education Reform Movement dates...

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‘ Outsourcing has been hit by a string of recent failures, but that does not mean that outsourcing has failed. Labour should...

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‘…standards in our schools have risen significantly since 2010 - with 85% judged to be good or outstanding compared to only 68...

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Geoff Barton, ASCL general secretary, attacked former education secretary Michael Gove at the union’s annual conference in...

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This was the subject of the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme broadcast on 4 February 2019.

As the number of children leaving...

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Cuckoo Hall Academy, once elevated by former education secretary Michael Gove as an example for other schools to follow, is...

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Twenty-one warning notices were sent to independent schools in November by the Department for Education (DfE), new data reveals . This brings the...

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I have recently written a number of articles on the subject of the ‘Attainment Gap’ and the ‘Pupil Premium’. Having discovered the email...

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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 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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