Hackney New School closed for a fresh start at the end of October after the free school had been downgraded from good to...Read more
Schools Minister Nick Gibb has a new enemy in his sites: ‘futurologists’.
Futurologists attempt to...Read more
I have just watched Emily Thornbury on the Andrew Marr show (11 Nov 2018) being asked about the view of the London Mayor that, “the problem would...Read more
The Guardian of 2 September 2018 carried this story from which I quote as follows (in italics).
Parents have criticised the use of...Read more
Zero-tolerance risks exclusions for minor incidents
It’s reasonable for schools to have ‘zero-tolerance’ policies towards...Read more
Pupils told inspectors they now feel safe in school
Great Yarmouth Charter Academy (GYCA) became notorious when it opened...Read more
Redundancies at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy threaten ‘broadest’ curriculum
Inspiration Trust runs two secondary...Read more
Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, part of the Inspiration Trust, has become notorious for its strict behaviour policy especially the rule, now...Read more
‘ If you feel sick we will give you a bucket. If you vomit - no problem! You’ve got your bucket. ’
This is the instruction to pupils...Read more
A comprehensive school accepts pupils irrespective of prior attainment.
A grammar school accepts only pupils who pass a selection test....Read more
As protests grow at so many aspects of current policy - from an impoverished curriculum to the diminishment of local democracy, the erosion of...Read more
This is a summary version of the full article which you can read here
Although this could be one my most important articles in relation...Read more
Co-authored by Roger Titcombe and Janet Downs
The government increasingly involves itself in what should be taught and how it should be...Read more