Local schools

In Loco Parentis

Throughout my teaching career the legal and professional advice to schools and individual teachers was at all times to...

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It’s nearly nine years since the Academies Act was propelled through Parliament with the speed usually reserved for emergency...

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State-funded primary schools are doing so well that ‘wealthy, ambitious parents’ are saving private school fees and opting for...

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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...

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These are profound issues about which there is little consensus in the UK. Elsewhere in the world states and societies are increasingly coming to...

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The Department for Education rushed out a press release yesterday after proceedings in Parliament.

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Closing a school and selling the site for housing could raise millions, the Department for Education’s property arm, LocatED,...

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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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Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, and the campaign group Save our Schools are organising a day of protest...

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Thomas Marshall, head of Baverstock Foundation School from September 2010 and then executive head of Baverstock Academy from...

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E-ACT, a long-established multi-academy trust with a chequered past , has been served with warning letters saying the Department...

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Star Academies, I wrote yesterday , received a letter saying the Department for Education was ‘minded to terminate’ funding for Highfield...

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The purpose of schools is to fill the heads of children with knowledge. Who could argue with that? It’s obvious right?

‘Self...

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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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A union warning to teachers in catholic schools about academization has been rebuffed by education secretary Damian Hinds (see...

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Damian Hinds, the education secretary, appears to believe schools which aren’t academies are not making ‘right decisions’. He’s quoted in Schools...

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This article contains many quotes from others (follow the links). All such quotes are in italics. The blog site ‘Reclaiming Schools’ has...

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Primary school pupils in multi-academy trusts (MATs) made the least progress in reading, official data issued last week reveals.

Surely...

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