There’s an ‘urgent need’ to restore confidence in the system which supports provision for children and young people with special...Read more
The ethnicity ‘attainment gap’
The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has produced a table showing ‘attainment gaps’ for ethnic...Read more
This is essentially an issue typical of historical interactions between the private and public sectors. It is currently topical in the English...Read more
The registration form for The Skinners’ School, a selective school in Kent, contains an unlawful clause, Kent Independent...Read more
These are profound issues about which there is little consensus in the UK. Elsewhere in the world states and societies are increasingly coming to...Read more
‘Parents fear social engineering, says leading head,’ writes today’s Times (£) under an eye-catching front page headline:...Read more
This was the subject of the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme broadcast on 4 February 2019.
As the number of children leaving...Read more
This article contains many quotes from others (follow the links). All such quotes are in italics. The blog site ‘Reclaiming Schools’ has...Read more
Bright pupils living outside Birmingham would not be able to attend grammar schools in the city if catchment areas are changed to allow...Read more
This is the title of a Guardian article which appeared on 11 September 2018. The following (in italics) are excerpts.
Major study of 1.8...Read more
‘Unreasonable to remove places which are forecast to be needed’
In a ruling which is likely to affect any academy wishing...Read more
Consider these quotes from this recent Guardian article .
The system is now pushing schools and their heads to prioritise “the interests...Read more
‘1.9 million more pupils in good or better schools’ claim is false
Former schools minister David Laws has told the...Read more
This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country.
Thirty years ago this summer the Great...Read more
‘ We are very pleased that, like other good and outstanding schools, selective schools now have access to a fund to allow them to expand their...Read more
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust .
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s...Read more
Faith free schools must reserve half of their applications for children who are not of the faith.
That doesn’t mean half of pupils in...Read more