After Michael Gove kick-started his leadership bid earlier this afternoon, he was asked time and again about whether he could be trusted. These questions were prompted by the revelation, not just that he’d snorted cocaine, but had written a Times* article in 1999 condemning... Read more
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Schools ministers have constantly hyped how much better schools are now than when Labour left office in 2010.  But recent Ofsted...

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Bright Tribe Trust and Perry Beeches The Academy Trust are both still listed on the Department for Education’s approved academy...

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Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman has again called for the outstanding school exemption to be lifted.   This follows the release...

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Michael Gove’s bid to become the next prime minister began with contemplating the fickle nature of fate.  What would have...

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The Department for Education, I’ve been told, does not hold information about a ‘charge’ in favour of the education secretary...

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Magna Academy. Poole, was judged outstanding in 2015 and would normally be exempt from further inspection unless concerns were...

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Education secretary Damian Hinds has hit back against Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal to replace primary school tests with an...

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The following are my personal views arising from Greta’s words.

On climate change

Like Greta, I am with David Attenborough and the...

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It’s nearly nine years since the Academies Act was propelled through Parliament with the speed usually reserved for emergency...

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When Donald met Ron

In the autumn of 2016, Donald Trump paid a visit to a charter school in Cleveland, Ohio.  Candidate Trump gave a...

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‘The parents screamed and swore at me,’ says a Sunday Times headline for an article explaining why the ‘visionary head’ of...

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Michael Gove, environment secretary, told the BBC* he was ‘ready’ to join the Tory leadership battle.  ‘Ready’ to unite the...

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Our Top Choices

State-funded primary schools are doing so well that ‘wealthy, ambitious parents’ are saving private school fees and opting for...

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The building formerly used by the defunct Manchester Creative Studio is being occupied by property guardian company, Global Guardians, Freedom of...

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In Loco Parentis

Throughout my teaching career the legal and professional advice to schools and individual teachers was at all times to act ...

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Michael Gove, environment secretary, told the BBC* he was ‘ready’ to join the Tory leadership battle.  ‘Ready’ to unite the...

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You can read Part 1 ‘The role of religion’ here.

The first important step is to point out the difference between the state and the...

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The Department for Education has refused to release names of academy trusts receiving loans or non-repayable grants to help...

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