According to Schools Week, “More than 900 schools with successive less than ‘good’ Ofsted inspections face being forced into becoming academies or joining a new trust from September.”In fact there are 1,143 mainstream schools with successive “less than good” inspections and 844... Read more

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According to Schools Week, “More than 900 schools with successive less than ‘good’ Ofsted inspections face being forced into becoming academies or...

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Two heads of secondary schools in Ellesmere Port told their MP, Justin Madders, they had concerns about ‘the apparent...

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The tribunal which forced the Department for Education to release documents about The Education Fellowship Trust has wider...

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Neighbours of Coombe Wood School, a secondary free school opened in September 2018, have become increasingly fed up with...

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There is a discrepancy of £1.6m between what the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) says it must repay the Education and...

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Skinners’ Academy, Hackney, was judged good in a short inspection in May 2017.

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According to Schools Week, “More than 900 schools with successive less than ‘good’ Ofsted inspections face being forced into becoming academies or...

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Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s chief adviser who was once consigliere to Michael Gove at the Department for Education, is ‘...

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Eight years ago, Lord Griffiths of Burry Port gave a character assessment of the then education secretary in a debate on the...

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“Gove ally savages No 10 on schools…General Gove is ready for a fight to the death”, Times front page, 16 June 2014 While other front pages...

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The story is familiar to anyone who has read David Laws’ book Coalition:  the Department for Education (DfE) under Michael Gove was dysfunctional...

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