The new education secretary Gavin Williamson is, he says, the first one ‘to personally take charge of further education and skills’.   You would expect him, then, to applaud successful BTEC students receiving results yesterday.And he did – but only up to a point.His... Read more

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The ethnicity ‘attainment gap’

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

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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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Sir Kenneth Baker, former education secretary from 1986-89, fired a broadside against GCSE reforms in England in a letter to the...

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It might be hoped that a new education secretary would heed warnings by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) about the...

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‘Truly, satire is dead,’ tweeted Warwick Mansell on hearing Michael Gove was to launch a ‘rapid rebuttal unit’ to fight media ‘...

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Thousands of young people received results today but there’s been little media interest.

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Transcripts on government websites of speeches by politicians and officials are usually accompanied by the speaker’s mugshot.  But this wasn’t the...

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Local authority maintained schools are slightly more likely to be good or better than academies, newly-released data from the...

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

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Nearly six years ago, Boris Johnson gave the Margaret Thatcher lecture at the Centre for Policy Studies.

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Bright Tribe and its associated trust, ALAT, face a possible £1.8m clawback by the Department for Education, Schools Week...

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

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

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Changing the reason for refusing a Freedom of Information request following an internal review is ‘not ideal’, the Information...

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Nearly £8m was awarded in grant funding (aka transfer fees) to academies which changed hands in financial year 2018/19,...

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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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Bright Tribe and its associated trust, ALAT, face a possible £1.8m clawback by the Department for Education, Schools Week...

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An alternative provision unit run by TBAP, the academy trust investigated by Panorama in March after whistleblowers alleged...

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