Michael Gove, when education secretary, told the Leveson Inquiry in 2012 he was ‘concerned’ about any proposal which might affect press freedom.  Further media regulation, Gove said, would prevent ‘exercising of freedom of speech’.But that appears to apply only to journalists... Read more
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Trent Valley Academy, Gainsborough, was officially opened in June 2010 by the Duke of Gloucester.  The new-build academy, which...

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‘Scrapping exams at 16 would create a better education system,’ The Times editorial says today.

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Gaia Technologies, a supplier of ICT services to schools whose government approval was suspended in August when Gaia entered...

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The suspended former executive principal of Thrive Partnership Academy Trust (TPAT), Catherine Hutley, has been...

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Nine years ago, the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme started under Labour was abolished by the incoming Coalition...

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State schools in England are legally required to submit school census returns to the Department for Education (DfE).  The...

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Thousands of university students could be disenfranchised if an election is called for 12 December unless they take steps to...

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The Times published three articles today about special needs funding in England.  A good thing, you might think, given the two...

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 Rodillian Academy Trust which runs four academies in Yorkshire has been slapped with its second Financial Notice to Improve (FNtI), Schools Week...

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Hanson School, Bradford, has been waiting to become an academy since 2011.   Two trusts, SPTA and WCAT, abandoned the school. ...

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The official academy sponsor list*, updated by the Department for Education yesterday, still contains names of troubled academy...

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‘Severe delays’ in issuing Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (...

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The International Academy of Greenwich (IAG), a free school opened in September 2016, has announced its closure. 

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There’s an ‘urgent need’ to restore confidence in the system which supports provision for children and young people with special...

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The annual round for academy trusts to bid for funding from the Condition Improvement Fund opened yesterday, the Department for...

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World Bank investment in Bridge International Academies in Kenya via its subsidiary organisation IFC* is to be investigated...

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UK journalists have been sucked into ‘Johnsons fake news machine’, writes Peter Oborne in an Open Democracy article.  He claims...

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Baroness Barron, like many Conservatives, thinks the recently-announced £14bn extra investment in education in England, is a...

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