This is the last article I will post on Local Schools Network.  It’s time for me to stop chasing stories about the goings-on in the English education system and properly retire.I shall miss being a keyboard warrior.  This feeling will not be shared by the Department for... Read more
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Skinners’ Academy, Hackney, was judged good in a short inspection in May 2017.

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