I am writing this shortly after the Chancellor, George Osborne, made his March 2016 budget announcement that all the remaining Local Authority...

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This article is an extract from a forthcoming book, The Long Game: The Lessons We Can Learn From Long-Serving Teachers, which will be published...

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I am an advocate for comprehensive education but I am afraid I haven't made much progress in Lincolnshire convincing the powers that be that...

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This book is a truly collaborative effort, a distillation of the thinking and writing of...

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Alan Gurbutt Sadly, comprehensive schools of the 1950s and 1960s never reached South Lincolnshire. I went to a “red brick” secondary modern school...

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Safeguarding includes protecting children from extremist views, according to police guidance about what Prevent* means for schools. Safeguarding met... Read more
The evidence is thin. Ofsted visited 21 mainstream Birmingham schools: 15 of these were monitoring inspections, 6 were full. And although Ofsted... Read more
“It might be best if you looked elsewhere”. That’s what one school told a parent of a child with special needs (SEN), said the Children’s... Read more
On 8th April over a hundred people packed Committee Room 14 at the House of Commons to talk about the kind of education policies they want to see on... Read more
“Complaints about schools’ admissions policies dismissed by watchdog” Headline on Press Release Bristol Cathedral Choir School (BCCS) and Cathedral... Read more
My husband and I spent years planning ahead. Even before our nuptials we decided to marry in a parish church somewhere. We chose one in the catchment... Read more
Academies increase autonomy in state schools, writes Anthony Seldon, head of Wellington College, in a report for the think-tank, the Social Market... Read more
The New Year kicks off with a spat between Deputy PM, Nick Clegg, and Education Secretary, Michael Gove, according to the Mail . Clegg claims the... Read more
Walsall Academy, where only 9% of the 2012 GCSE cohort were previously low-attaining pupils* and 46% were high-attainers*, has been censured by the... Read more
The Fair Admission Campaign , which wants every state-funded school to be open equally to all children irrespective of faith, has today launched an... Read more
Over the next 18 months, all the parties will be setting out their policies for the next Parliament. As far as education is concerned the stakes... Read more

Without wishing to give more of the oxygen of publicity to education minister Michael Gove’s soon –to-depart adviser Dominic Cummings, the long...

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“Schools go backwards: Pupils are worse at maths and literacy than their grandparents. … England only country where those retiring have better skills... Read more