Misleading Ofsted stats cited again…
Nick Gibb : ‘In 2010, just 66% of pupils were attending schools judged by Ofsted to be good or...Read more
I refer to the work of Professor Rebecca (Becky) Allen , Director of the Centre for Education Improvement Science, UCL Institute of Education, who...Read more
One, Robert Owen Academy, closed permanently in August
43% of free schools which entered pupils for GCSEs in 2018 had a...Read more
If free schools were aimed at empowering parents then they've failed
‘The very basis of the free school programme is to...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
Rise in number of disappearing KS4 pupils
Off-rolling, whereby secondary schools exclude pupils likely to lower an...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
‘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...Read more
I have received this response from The Sutton Trust to my article questioning the ‘attainment gap’ .
Research by John Goldthorpe has...Read more
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust .
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s...Read more
Ofsted plans to ‘analyse inspection intervals’ for outstanding schools seem to have been shelved.
In July, the Ofsted Board meeting...Read more