Local authority maintained schools are slightly more likely to be good or better than academies, newly-released data from the...Read more
Hundreds walked to Westminster yesterday to protest about poor school funding. The march, led by Jess Phillips, Labour MP for...Read more
In Loco Parentis
Throughout my teaching career the legal and professional advice to schools and individual teachers was at all times to...Read more
State-funded primary schools are doing so well that ‘wealthy, ambitious parents’ are saving private school fees and opting for...Read more
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...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
The Department for Education rushed out a press release yesterday after proceedings in Parliament.
Closing a school and selling the site for housing could raise millions, the Department for Education’s property arm, LocatED,...Read more
‘ Outsourcing has been hit by a string of recent failures, but that does not mean that outsourcing has failed. Labour should...Read more
Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, and the campaign group Save our Schools are organising a day of protest...Read more
Thomas Marshall, head of Baverstock Foundation School from September 2010 and then executive head of Baverstock Academy from...Read more
E-ACT, a long-established multi-academy trust with a chequered past , has been served with warning letters saying the Department...Read more
Star Academies, I wrote yesterday , received a letter saying the Department for Education was ‘minded to terminate’ funding for Highfield...Read more
The purpose of schools is to fill the heads of children with knowledge. Who could argue with that? It’s obvious right?
This was the subject of the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ programme broadcast on 4 February 2019.
As the number of children leaving...Read more
A union warning to teachers in catholic schools about academization has been rebuffed by education secretary Damian Hinds (see...Read more
Damian Hinds, the education secretary, appears to believe schools which aren’t academies are not making ‘right decisions’. He’s quoted in Schools...Read more