An alternative provision unit run by TBAP, the academy trust investigated by Panorama in March after whistleblowers alleged...Read more
Why are increasing numbers of children being physically restrained in mainstream and special schools?
On 25 February 2019 TES carried a...Read more
Should there be a rule preventing MPs from repeating questions that have already been adressed many times in the current...Read more
Schools ministers have constantly hyped how much better schools are now than when Labour left office in 2010. But recent Ofsted...Read more
Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman has again called for the outstanding school exemption to be lifted . This follows the release of...Read more
60 fee-paying schools so far this year* have been sent warnings from the Department for Education after inspections found they...Read more
In Loco Parentis
Throughout my teaching career the legal and professional advice to schools and individual teachers was at all times to...Read more
State-funded primary schools are doing so well that ‘wealthy, ambitious parents’ are saving private school fees and opting for...Read more
You can read Part 1 ‘The role of religion’ here .
The first important step is to point out the difference between the state and the...Read more
The Department for Education has refused to release names of academy trusts receiving loans or non-repayable grants to help...Read more
Could it be the Department for Education is using schools minister Nick Gibb as an Aunt Sally?
The Bishop Anthony Educational Trust (BEAT) has ‘not been successful enough’ in improving schools with significant weaknesses,...Read more
Ofsted’s decision to retain the four-grade rating system for school inspections - outstanding down to inadequate - is ‘one of...Read more
‘…there is no evidence from the attainment data that these [exam] reforms helped lower-attaining pupils,’ concludes Education Datalab in its...Read more
‘The parents screamed and swore at me,’ says a Sunday Times headline for an article explaining why the ‘visionary head’ of...Read more
The Harris Federation entered hundreds of native English speakers into an exam designed for speakers of English as a second...Read more
Education secretary Damian Hinds has hit back against Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal to replace primary school tests with an...Read more