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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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These are profound issues about which there is little consensus in the UK. Elsewhere in the world states and societies are increasingly coming to...

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Payments made by Collective Spirit Free School (CSFS), Oldham, and Manchester Creative Studio (MCS) to a related party,...

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When this question is asked by a politician, an unsolicited social media post, or someone selling you something, it is always wise to think about...

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School refusal, school exclusions, self harm, drug culture, gang violence, social media and child suicides all appear to be linked, but...

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The purpose of schools is to fill the heads of children with knowledge. Who could argue with that? It’s obvious right?

‘Self...

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This was the subject of the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme broadcast on 4 February 2019.

As the number of children leaving...

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This article contains many quotes from others (follow the links). All such quotes are in italics. The blog site ‘Reclaiming Schools’ has...

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Check your knowledge of the goings-on in education in England during 2018

Who slated the Department for Education (DfE) about the... Read more

I have just watched Emily Thornbury on the Andrew Marr show (11 Nov 2018) being asked about the view of the London Mayor that, “the problem would...

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Writing for LSN in 2014, the late Maurice Holt noted the ‘transatlantic...

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Many struggle to recruit pupils, ten have closed

The University Technical College (UTC) initiative is failing, an...

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