Selection

DfE implies private is superior to state

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

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We're told there is no money for education but Theresa May has turned the ESFA upside down, given them a damned good shaking, and found £400m of...

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Selective schools put social cohesion at risk ‘for no clear improvement in overall results’. That’s the conclusion of Durham University academics...

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Bourne Grammar School, Lincolnshire, has reinstated Y12 pupils who were previously ‘advised’ it wouldn’t be in ‘their best interests’ to carry on...

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The Conservative Party policy on grammar schools is abhorrent. It would take a blog and a half to recount all the evidence that has been...

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This Guardian article reports research arguing for the existence of a class-based conspiracy to prevent the children of poor families getting...

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As our government zigzags on yet another approach for schools, I wonder why, unlike most countries, we can’t settle on a model and Get It Right...

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Fed up with a couple of years failing to persuade the Information Commissioner and the courts that simply releasing 11+ test marks will undermine...

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After the EU referendum I wrote an article which began by drawing attention to comments made by Conservative Party elder statesman, former...

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Britain’s favourite civil servant, Sir Humphrey, once said of Prime Minister Hacker, “If he can’t ignore facts he’s got no business...

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Every school should welcome every child. There should be no barriers to any state school . Schools funded by taxpayers should be open to children...

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Melissa Benn, Chair of Comprehensive Future, annotates Theresa May’s supposedly ‘One Nation’ speech on the steps of Downing Street on...

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The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan Education Secretary The Government London

13 May 2016

Dear Nicky Morgan,

Following the...

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The 2015 Conservative manifesto includes a section on localism and the ‘Big Society’. It describes “a vision of a more engaged nation, one in which... Read more

Phasing out private and grammar schools in the UK is essential if the increasingly cross party call for ‘equality of opportunity for all’ is...

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I am a proscribed organisation.

I wasn’t even aware of the fact until the recent news coverage of Schools Adjudicator Dr Elizabeth...

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Thank you, I am delighted to be here.

This book is a truly collaborative effort, a distillation of the thinking and writing of...

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The launch last week of LSN’s first book The Truth About Our Schools at Goldsmiths, University of London, covered in detail here , provided a...

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