Sir Kenneth Baker, former education secretary from 1986-89, fired a broadside against GCSE reforms in England in a letter to the...Read more
Could it be the Department for Education is using schools minister Nick Gibb as an Aunt Sally?
‘…there is no evidence from the attainment data that these [exam] reforms helped lower-attaining pupils,’ concludes Education Datalab in its...Read more
Now there’s a surprise. Introduce a new performance measure such as the EBacc and it doesn’t take a genius to realise schools will change tactics...Read more
The decline in inspection outcomes for non-association, non-special independent schools during the academic year 2016/17 ‘has been quite stark’,...Read more
Ofsted plans to ‘analyse inspection intervals’ for outstanding schools seem to have been shelved.
In July, the Ofsted Board meeting...Read more
Theresa May’s speech on university tuition fee reform omitted one salient fact : it was the Coalition government which raised fees to up to £9k...Read more
The proportion of pupils entering at least five EBacc subjects has gone down since 2016, from 39.7% in 2016 to 38.2% in 2017, Department for...Read more
There are permanent ‘system risks’ in education which need constant oversight, Department for Education (DfE) accounts reveal. If these risks are...Read more
The 2015 Tory Party Manifesto said the party would continue setting up University Technical Colleges (UTCs) until there was one ‘within reach of...Read more
‘ Are you a libertarian or Stalinist? ’ asked BBC Radio 4 Today when it interviewed Michael Gove in January 2011. Gove had been education...Read more
According to the dictionary , ‘transformed’ means ‘to change (something)...Read more
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This book is a truly collaborative effort, a distillation of the thinking and writing of...Read more