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Special needs pupils being let down

Councils spent nearly £100m in the past four years on fighting appeals against their...

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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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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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Redundancies at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy threaten ‘broadest’ curriculum

Inspiration Trust runs two secondary...

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I recently wrote an article about the deficit at Casterton College, Rutland, a successful secondary school with a good Ofsted rating and a...

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The unions are crying wolf over school funding for English schools. That’s the opinion of Mark Lehain, former head of Bedford Free School and now...

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Teaching morale is low these days, what with cuts, workload, high stakes tests... And that’s without twitter drawing attention to self-promoting...

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Tim Coulson, former Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) for the East of England, is now chair of governors at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy...

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Schools minister Nick Gibb was clear : 86% of mainstream free schools approved since 2014 have been where school places were needed ‘and the...

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There are permanent ‘system risks’ in education which need constant oversight, Department for Education (DfE) accounts reveal. If these risks are...

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The last week has not been good for schools worried about money. The Chancellor seems immune to warnings about the state of school funding. The...

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The Department for Education has accepted a questionnaire response from Ebenezer Scrooge. The survey completed in his name canvasses parents and...

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I last wrote about Highbury Grove School (HGS) in 2014: I quote 'The parents who chose HG back in 2011 and in successive years have continued to...

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23.07.16 by

It's been a busy couple of weeks. No I don't mean trying to keep up with the headlines or the fallout from the headlines, though I can't say that...

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The academization programme is ‘at best an untested experiment’; at worst, it’s ‘an almost wilful throwing-away of aspects of the post-war...

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As protests grow at so many aspects of current policy - from an impoverished curriculum to the diminishment of local democracy, the erosion of...

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Rumblings of discontent about education policy in England are developing into a roar. And it’s not from the usual suspects known collectively as ‘...

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The 2015 Conservative manifesto includes a section on localism and the ‘Big Society’. It describes “a vision of a more engaged nation, one in which... Read more