Policy

Outstanding schools inspections should increase but only when ‘concerns’ raised

Schools minister Nick Gibb asks Ofsted to review ‘its...

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DfE implies private is superior to state

Scholarships will be available for ‘gifted children in care...

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Misleading Ofsted stats cited again…

Nick Gibb : ‘In 2010, just 66% of pupils were attending schools judged by Ofsted to be good or...

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Test results at former Downhills are higher today, says Gibb

Test results at Harris Academy Philip Lane, formerly...

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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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106 out of the just over 500 free schools* which have opened are in temporary accommodation, Freedom of Information...

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Professor Becky Allen of the UCL Institute of Education has written important articles about the Pupil Premium (PP) that I discuss here and here...

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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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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 love the club’ but the members want me to leave

Three-quarters of the 600,000 children of EU nationals in the UK have...

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Gibb clearly rattled by cuts evidence

Cuts in Lewisham, Warrington, Leigh, Suffolk, Devon, East Sussex, Bolton…

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The present system in England harms all pupils

There’s something in the air – and it’s not just too-early Christmas music...

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Approval risks over-capacity after 2023/24

Applications to set up eight secondary/all-through free schools in Leicester...

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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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A Conference called by the Reclaiming Education alliance

'Education is in crisis. Our children are the most unhappy in the developed world , their...

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Inspection data still being cited without context

The UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) couldn’t have been clearer: the way...

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Prioritising data and results is endemic…

Ofsted has seen evidence of declining education quality driven by narrowing the...

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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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