Comprehensive schools

‘…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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I have just watched Emily Thornbury on the Andrew Marr show (11 Nov 2018) being asked about the view of the London Mayor that, “the problem would...

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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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...and fewer pupils eligible for free school meals

The top ten mainstream state-funded schools in England based on...

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This 1999 paper by Professor Michael Shayer is of enormous significance for the future of the English education system and the way that school...

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This is the title of a Guardian article which appeared on 11 September 2018. The following (in italics) are excerpts.

Major study of 1.8...

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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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Dr Montacute’s article is linked to a Sutton Trust media release of 31 July 2018, purporting to show that high attaining disadvantaged pupils are...

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Consider these quotes from this recent Guardian article .

The system is now pushing schools and their heads to prioritise “the interests...

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This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country.

Thirty years ago this summer the Great...

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Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust .

Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s...

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Selective schools have long been associated with higher achievement in exams at 16. This achievement plays a major part in marketing for ‘top’...

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Conservatives are ignoring the ‘huge success right before their nose,’ wrote Fraser Nelson in the Telegraph earlier this month.

And what...

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71% of UK adults want more spending on education, the British Social Attitudes Survey 2017 reveals.

The survey also found 83% would like...

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It’s essential, politicians say, for schools to close the gap in GCSE achievement between disadvantaged and advantaged pupils.

But very...

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Local authority maintained schools are among the best in the country when judged by Progress 8. I’ve said so before .

But let's be honest...

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The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published what is probably the most comprehensive study yet on ‘The Attainment Gap’ , which has been...

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Selective schools, Theresa May believes, are the best way to lift disadvantaged high-achieving pupils out of poverty. Those who oppose selection...

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