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The Weald of Kent Grammar School (WKGS) opened an ‘annexe’ in Sevenoaks in 2017. It was suspected at the time that the annexe’s...

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The National Audit Office has criticised the support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in...

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Leigh Academies Trust (LAT) took over two primary schools in Tonbridge, Horsmonden and Paddock Wood, earlier this month but the...

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Writing in The Times , the new education secretary Gavin Williamson says he wants ‘more free schools to shake things up and do...

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The ethnicity ‘attainment gap’

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has produced a table showing ‘attainment gaps’ for ethnic...

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Nutrition standards in schools may not be met if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, some councils warn. The BBC reported that these local...

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Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey has again been judged to require improvement by Ofsted. Its provision for 16-19 year-olds was good...

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05.08.19 by

Farewell then, Damian Hinds. Perhaps it’s too soon to assess your legacy, but given the survival rate of recent education secretaries, perhaps we...

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Four University Technical Colleges (UTCs), schools providing technical education for 14-19 year olds, changed hands in financial...

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Fifteen free schools changed hands in financial year 2018/19, Department for Education data reveals*. This brings the total of...

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Nine academies run by notorious academy trust Bright Tribe were transferred to new trusts in the financial year 2018/19,...

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It’s vital to fight fake news, education secretary Damian Hinds said in a recent press release .

He’s...

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Academies should be allowed to return to the stewardship of their local authority if teachers, parents and locals support the...

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Why are increasing numbers of children being physically restrained in mainstream and special schools?

On 25 February 2019 TES carried a...

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Michael Gove’s bid to become the next prime minister began with contemplating the fickle nature of fate. What would have...

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In Loco Parentis

Throughout my teaching career the legal and professional advice to schools and individual teachers was at all times to...

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The building formerly used by the defunct Manchester Creative Studio is being occupied by property guardian company, Global Guardians, Freedom of...

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When Donald met Ron

In the autumn of 2016, Donald Trump paid a visit to a charter school in Cleveland, Ohio. Candidate Trump...

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