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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

‘Ten Facts You Need to Know About Academies’. That’s the latest Department for Education press release .

The DfE tries to dispel what it...

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SATS: One Parent’s Dilemma

English children are now the most heavily tested in the world – and a revolt is building within weeks of the...

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I have been reading your interview with the Guardian on Friday, and I'm concerned and not a little bit angry. Many of the views you expressed in...

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Another day, another press release. On Wednesday morning, the DfE released a statement announcing the passing of the Education and Adoption Bill...

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Jerry Roodhouse, a Lib Dem councillor in Rugby, Warwickshire, has condemned plans to use playing fields to rehouse the existing...

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Yesterday, the Guardian published an excellent piece by journalist John Harris on the death of creativity and enjoyment of learning our state...

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LSN readers may have been a little puzzled by headlines yesterday, including in the Guardian, proclaiming ‘Soaring state schools...

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According to press reports this weekend Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha are considering sending their son to...

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Thank you, I am delighted to be here.

This book is a truly collaborative effort, a distillation of the thinking and writing of...

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The launch last week of LSN’s first book The Truth About Our Schools at Goldsmiths, University of London, covered in detail here , provided a...

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‘It's hardly surprising that most people have never heard of RSCs and even those who have are unclear about their role,’ Neil...

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How does a famous columnist even have the gall to suggest that ‘as a start in life ( going to a comprehensive) …is right up there with dying at the... Read more

A popular head teacher killed herself after shortly after inspectors said her school was Inadequate, an inquest has heard.

Carol Ann...

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A father and daughter have written this piece for us about their experience of life in a selective local authority. I don’t want to denigrate my...

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Robert Bruce Middle School, Kempston, Bedford, is consulting on whether to become an academy. A letter to parents says the consultation runs until... Read more
I’ve got a new T-Shirt. It’s printed with this slogan: ‘Primary Charter 4 Too Young to Test’. A bit of fun? Yes. But there’s a serious message. This... Read more
In the end, perhaps, it passed with more of a whimper than a bang. Or rather, the bang was elsewhere – with the question of Tory tax evasion,... Read more