The Department for Education (DfE) is ‘ minded to terminate ’ the funding agreement with Cuckoo Hall Academy Trust (CHAT) for Cuckoo Hall Academy...Read more
It’s not LAs who control schools but MATs
After a wait which exceeded the time limit for responding to Freedom of...Read more
I refer to the work of Professor Rebecca (Becky) Allen , Director of the Centre for Education Improvement Science, UCL Institute of Education, who...Read more
If free schools were aimed at empowering parents then they've failed
‘The very basis of the free school programme is to...Read more
Hinds says Rayner is ‘plain wrong’ – but she isn’t
Labour’s shadow secretary of state for education, Angela Rayner, is ‘...Read more
Free schools ‘best means’ of addressing rising school numbers, says NSN
The need for more school places is best met by...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
Lilac Sky trust given £122k by DfE in same financial year
Lilac Sky Schools Academies Trust (LSSAT) became notorious in...Read more
SchoolsCompany Trust had ‘liquidity’ issues
The SchoolsCompany Trust, which is losing The Goodwin Academy and its three...Read more
Crumbling Cumbrian school will receive ‘substantial capital investment’
At last, after ten years, Whitehaven Academy is...Read more
Consider these quotes from this recent Guardian article .
The system is now pushing schools and their heads to prioritise “the interests...Read more
Repair bill expected to be £5 million
The head of The King’s Church of England School in Wolverhampton, James Ludlow, is...Read more
This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country.
Thirty years ago this summer the Great...Read more
Schools judged ‘coasting’ will no longer have to become academies, Education Secretary Damian Hinds is ‘ expected to say’ today.