Accountability

You would think the Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield would know better. She is, after all, supposed to be the advocate for...

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The ethnicity ‘attainment gap’

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

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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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Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey has again been judged to require improvement by Ofsted. Its provision for 16-19 year-olds was good...

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Controversial Great Yarmouth Charter Academy (GYCA) was judged good this month.

GYCA is run by...

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This is a consultation run by TES. This is the blurb.

Nearly a third of students who took...

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This is essentially an issue typical of historical interactions between the private and public sectors. It is currently topical in the English...

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Falmouth School, Cornwall, has been served with a ‘ Termination Warning Letter ’ by Dominic Herrington, the National Schools...

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

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Why are increasing numbers of children being physically restrained in mainstream and special schools?

On 25 February 2019 TES carried a...

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Should there be a rule preventing MPs from repeating questions that have already been adressed many times in the current...

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

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60 fee-paying schools so far this year* have been sent warnings from the Department for Education after inspections found they...

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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...

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

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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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