Posts by: Freddie Whittaker

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A cross-party bid to force “hostile” schools to give colleges and apprenticeship providers access to their pupils to promote vocational courses has been approved in the House of...
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The government should be “extremely cautious” about further changes to primary assessment, Ofqual’s chief regulator has told MPs. Sally Collier told the education select committee this morning that feedback...
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The government has been accused of wasting taxpayers’ money on its flagship free school project after an investigation found more than half of new places were in areas...
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The CfBT multi-academy trust has appointed a senior director from Oasis Community Learning as its new chief executive, with his brief to lead recently-revealed expansion plans after the...
Experts
As the education select committee prepares to grill the schools minister Nick Gibb about primary assessment tomorrow, Nick Brook sets out his three priorities for the government’s upcoming...
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The government is in talks with a council over plans to create a ‘spin-off’ multi academy trust to run the region’s rural primary schools. The negotiations between the Department for...
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Councils across England say compulsory sex education should be extended to academies in order to reduce the spread of sexually-transmitted infections in young adults. The Local Government Association...
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A struggling Bournemouth free school is still without a sponsor less than two months ahead of its move to a £35 million new site, despite re-brokerage to a...
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The MP who chairs Parliament’s influential education committee says the government has “yet to prove the case” for new grammar schools following an inquiry into ministers’ plans to expand...
Experts
The 1944 Education Act famously created three types of schools: academically selective grammars, selective technical schools, and secondary moderns for the hoi polloi. Grammars and secondary moderns charged...
Reviews
A phrase much heard among impressive heads of history that I have worked with is ”kicking rubbish data upstairs to SLT”. This is not unprofessionalism; it is the...