I live in an area where there are many schools close by. I discovered when applying for a reception place that I lived 50 yards further away from the... Read more
90% of parents said their child’s school was good or very good, the second wave Longitudinal Study of Young People in England revealed. The study,... Read more
As a parent and social researcher I believe the "Voluntary Contributions" asked of parents undermine the United Nations Convention on the Rights of... Read more

‘The level of parental dissatisfaction with the education system has been laid bare in new figures that show more than a third of mothers and...

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My son's school had informed my son during his first day of Year 13 that the school will no longer be teaching a subject he will be doing for A2. He... Read more
‘The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another…’ First line of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Read this... Read more
I am a MFL and ICT teacher and have taught in inner city and rural schools over the last 15 years. In my role as SCITT Programme Leader, I am... Read more
What would happen if we had a few years without the league tables? I have been pondering this idea since reading the letter Ofqual sent to schools in... Read more
.@trussliz : “This is a brilliant example of how inspiring school leaders and teachers can transform ... schools.” Schools... Read more
I am sure I am not alone in being unsure of what to think about the Birmingham “Trojan Horse “ story. I daresay we will find out more tomorrow when... Read more
`The rule of law is fundamental to the operation of any democracy, but getting access to the appropriate legal remedies is a complex and expensive... Read more
“As a local authority school we simply would not be listened to by central government or other funding agencies…” This is one of the reasons cited by... Read more
My daughter goes to Hove Park School in East Sussex. The management team of that school wants to turn it into an academy. Parents appear to not want... Read more
Is there a school in the country that doesn’t want to work in partnership with parents? If so, I haven’t found it. Since schools seem universally to... Read more
Child-centred education has taken some battering lately particularly from Civitas which has published not one, but three, books all saying the same... Read more
I first heard about plans to turn Hove Park School in East Sussex into an academy less than a month ago and already campaigning against it has become... Read more
It happened so suddenly and so brutally, like being plunged into a nightmare beyond even Kafka’s vivid imagination. Overnight, we were invaded,... Read more
Do you have a school age child under 17? If so the National Audit Office wants to hear from you. The watchdog, which is independent of Government, is... Read more