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Janet Downs

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ArticleThe tweeting headteacher who took over the world Francis Gilbert74 years 11 months ago
ArticleFour more academies, including a free school, told to sort out their finances. And a much-praised head who set up free schools is suspended amid claims of ‘gross misconduct’. Janet Downs484 years 11 months ago
ArticlePassionate defence of Arts education in the Lords - schools minister tries to deflect criticism Janet Downs24 years 11 months ago
ArticleOnly 38% would support building new grammars, says latest YouGov poll Janet Downs634 years 11 months ago
Article90% of parents are satisfied with their child’s school says DfE research which finds little difference between LA schools and academies. Janet Downs14 years 11 months ago
ArticleOfsted found pupils in private school were still being slapped despite ban on physical punishment. Was telling the school to rewrite its policy really sufficient? Janet Downs04 years 11 months ago
ArticleComplex structures could increase perception of wrongdoing, warns Chief Auditor in Durand Academy report Janet Downs64 years 11 months ago
ArticleNicky Morgan: An arts education should not be the privilege of a few but a fundamental priority for all. Stop discouraging teenagers away from the arts Allan Beavis264 years 11 months ago
ArticleAcademy funding contracts could mean an insecure future for some schools Peter Newsam34 years 11 months ago
ArticleAre Trojan Horses only a problem in respect of Islam? Roger Titcombe274 years 11 months ago
ArticleA thousand flowers will bloom, says Minister for School Reform, and it’s all because of ‘autonomy’ Janet Downs94 years 11 months ago
ArticleNo rhyme or reason in the allocation of teacher training places Richard Harris74 years 11 months ago
ArticleDurham LA criticised for slow action in two of its schools – but DfE rules makes intervention difficult. Janet Downs324 years 11 months ago
Article‘Bring Back Secondary Moderns for the 75%’ doesn’t quite have the same appeal as the call to reintroduce grammars. Janet Downs214 years 11 months ago
ArticleEducation Secretary Nicky Morgan tells teenagers: Want to keep your options open? Then do science Roger Titcombe44 years 11 months ago
ArticleRegional Commissioner blocks academy chain once cited by Gove: Academies Week exclusive Janet Downs14 years 11 months ago
ArticleGov’t will encourage academies to take out loans to fund development – announcement sneaked out at half term Janet Downs54 years 11 months ago
ArticleShould spending by schools have a ‘John Lewis’ style test? Janet Downs14 years 11 months ago
ArticleNFER Research on Academy performance seems to back up LSN analysis ... Peter Martin34 years 11 months ago
ArticleWhat are these weaknesses in measuring school attainment the Auditor wrote about? Is the Gov't aware of them or are these 'weaknesses' too useful for propaganda? Janet Downs194 years 11 months ago
ArticleHow big a problem is financial malpractice in academy trusts? Can the EFA cope? Janet Downs04 years 11 months ago
ArticleLargest multi-academy sponsor AET gets Financial Notice to Improve: EFA has serious concerns about ‘volatility’. Janet Downs224 years 11 months ago
ArticleWould a proposed e-academy offering full-time virtual education really 'reshape education in England'? Janet Downs64 years 11 months ago
ArticleMinisterial statement re secondary school results not impartial and didn’t meet professional standards, says UK Stats Watchdog Janet Downs04 years 11 months ago
ArticleThe Academy Head, the £4,500 desk and the £170k salary Henry Stewart754 years 11 months ago