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
This article contains many quotes from others (follow the links). All such quotes are in italics. The blog site ‘Reclaiming Schools’ has...Read more
Primary school pupils in multi-academy trusts (MATs) made the least progress in reading, official data issued last week reveals.
Thousands of schools under local authority stewardship haven’t been independently audited for more than five years, a Schools Week investigation...Read more
MP blames free school for falling roll at doomed Hameldon College
A local council will continue paying money under a...Read more
It’s not LAs who control schools but MATs
After a wait which exceeded the time limit for responding to Freedom of...Read more
57% of National Leaders of Governance work in LA schools
Over half of the National Leaders of Governance (NLGs), were...Read more
I refer to the work of Professor Rebecca (Becky) Allen , Director of the Centre for Education Improvement Science, UCL Institute of Education, who...Read more