Now there’s a surprise. Introduce a new performance measure such as the EBacc and it doesn’t take a genius to realise schools will change tactics...Read more
The Department for Education (DfE) is ‘ minded to terminate ’ the funding agreement with Cuckoo Hall Academy Trust (CHAT) for Cuckoo Hall Academy...Read more
‘…we’ve long been technical education snobs in this country,’ said Education secretary Damian Hinds in a speech at Battersea Power...Read more
Prioritising data and results is endemic…
Ofsted has seen evidence of declining education quality driven by narrowing the...Read more
Free schools ‘best means’ of addressing rising school numbers, says NSN
The need for more school places is best met by...Read more
Why did Ireland do so well in global reading test? SoS asks
Education Secretary Damian Hinds visited Dublin last week to...Read more
Rise in number of disappearing KS4 pupils
Off-rolling, whereby secondary schools exclude pupils likely to lower an...Read more
Alleged ‘grade inflation’ hasn't ended
Remember when Michael Gove used to bang on about grade inflation? His reformed...Read more
Zero-tolerance risks exclusions for minor incidents
It’s reasonable for schools to have ‘zero-tolerance’ policies towards...Read more
Consider these quotes from this recent Guardian article .
The system is now pushing schools and their heads to prioritise “the interests...Read more
This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country.
Thirty years ago this summer the Great...Read more
The ‘north/south attainment gap’ claimed to exist by The Sutton Trust, The Social Mobility Foundation, the DfE, the National Schools Commissioner...Read more
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust .
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s...Read more
Teachers at flagship free school Michaela Community School (MCS) fear they will be ‘harmed’ by pupils from other schools, recent accounts* reveal...Read more
Theresa May’s speech on university tuition fee reform omitted one salient fact : it was the Coalition government which raised fees to up to £9k...Read more
This is the title of a publication by ‘More than a score’.
More than a score is a broad coalition established by the largest teachers’...Read more