Local schools

Nine years ago, the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme started under Labour was abolished by the incoming Coalition...

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Per-pupil spending in England will be ‘almost back’ to 2009/10 levels in real terms by 2022/23, says the Institute for...

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Hanson School, Bradford , has been waiting to become an academy since 2011. Two trusts, SPTA and WCAT, abandoned the school....

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Leigh Academies Trust (LAT) took over two primary schools in Tonbridge, Horsmonden and Paddock Wood, earlier this month but the...

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The chancellor, Sajid Javid, has announced £14bn extra funding for schools in England. His apparent spending splurge is supposed...

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Medway council considered granting a ‘commercial loan’ to the Delce Academy, Rochester, for a classroom block to house new...

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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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Nutrition standards in schools may not be met if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, some councils warn. The BBC reported that these local...

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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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Local authority maintained schools are slightly more likely to be good or better than academies, newly-released data from the...

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Hundreds walked to Westminster yesterday to protest about poor school funding. The march, led by Jess Phillips, Labour MP for...

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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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It’s nearly nine years since the Academies Act was propelled through Parliament with the speed usually reserved for emergency...

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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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These are profound issues about which there is little consensus in the UK. Elsewhere in the world states and societies are increasingly coming to...

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The Department for Education rushed out a press release yesterday after proceedings in Parliament.

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Closing a school and selling the site for housing could raise millions, the Department for Education’s property arm, LocatED,...

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