Local schools

Thousands of schools under local authority stewardship haven’t been independently audited for more than five years, a Schools Week investigation...

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MP blames free school for falling roll at doomed Hameldon College

A local council will continue paying money under a...

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It’s not LAs who control schools but MATs

After a wait which exceeded the time limit for responding to Freedom of...

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57% of National Leaders of Governance work in LA schools

Over half of the National Leaders of Governance (NLGs), were...

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I refer to the work of Professor Rebecca (Becky) Allen , Director of the Centre for Education Improvement Science, UCL Institute of Education, who...

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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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No evidence of monitoring for eight PSBP projects, NAO found

The Department for Education (DfE) told the National Audit...

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The process has been ‘shambolic’

Way back in 2015, Oxfordshire County Council identified a need for a new secondary...

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Bonus points: which claims are being probed by UK statistics watchdog

Which of the following were used by Damian Hinds,...

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Free schools ‘best means’ of addressing rising school numbers, says NSN

The need for more school places is best met by...

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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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2017 assessments even more baffling than those for 2016 openers

Two days ago, I highlighted puzzling aspects of impact...

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Bizarre assessments don’t inspire confidence

When free school proposals are approved, the Department for Education does a...

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Shoring up schools needs to be open and fair

If a shop goes bust, it’s likely to quickly close its doors.

But...

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Not additional funding – must be repaid

Academy trusts received £4,734,656.00 of advances in the financial year 2017/18,...

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Sandymoor school boasted it would be ‘outstanding from day one’

When Sandymoor free school opened in Runcorn in 2012 as...

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Crumbling Cumbrian school will receive ‘substantial capital investment’

At last, after ten years, Whitehaven Academy is...

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Gaps in provision mean many pupils will miss out

Education secretary Damian Hinds has announced a £5m fund for twenty ‘...

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