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06.12.18 by

A previous article entitled 'The Attainment Gap Exposed' has been deleted. This completed update replaces it.

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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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Gibb clearly rattled by cuts evidence

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

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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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Previously low-attaining pupils lower Progress 8 score

It was supposed to be fairer: judging school outcomes on progress...

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...and fewer pupils eligible for free school meals

The top ten mainstream state-funded schools in England based on...

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One, Robert Owen Academy, closed permanently in August

43% of free schools which entered pupils for GCSEs in 2018 had a...

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If free schools were aimed at empowering parents then they've failed

‘The very basis of the free school programme is to...

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Free schools ‘best means’ of addressing rising school numbers, says NSN

The need for more school places is best met by...

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Rise in number of disappearing KS4 pupils

Off-rolling, whereby secondary schools exclude pupils likely to lower an...

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Zero-tolerance risks exclusions for minor incidents

It’s reasonable for schools to have ‘zero-tolerance’ policies towards...

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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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This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country.

Thirty years ago this summer the Great...

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The ‘north/south attainment gap’ claimed to exist by The Sutton Trust, The Social Mobility Foundation, the DfE, the National Schools Commissioner...

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‘Free schools have largely been set up in areas with a need for more school places,’ research * from NFER and Sutton Trust shows. It’s good news...

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I have received this response from The Sutton Trust to my article questioning the ‘attainment gap’ .

Research by John Goldthorpe has...

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Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust .

Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s...

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Ofsted plans to ‘analyse inspection intervals’ for outstanding schools seem to have been shelved.

In July, the Ofsted Board meeting...

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