Posts by: laura mcinerney

Experts
In the summer of 2013, the health secretary was stopped in his tracks. Jeremy Hunt’s decision to close the emergency department at Lewisham Hospital was ruled unlawful. It...
Experts
Before I became a teacher I briefly worked for KPMG, one of the world’s largest auditors. It was shortly after the fall of Enron, itself one of the...
Profiles
Robert Halfon, the new chair of the education select committee, campaigned in the corridors of Parliament for the position using leaflets and badges as if he were in...
Experts
It is beyond tedious to watch two ministers argue in public over the meaning of the word ‘skills’ when they could be fixing education, writes Laura McInerney One...
News
More secondary schools have fallen below floor standards, but fewer have been defined as “coasting”, according to new figures released by the Department for Education today. This year...
Experts
Is the grammar school policy about to get a second wind? Contributing editor Laura McInerney considers the possibility and how Labour should respond. Ugh. It appears the grammar...
News
Damian Hinds is the new education secretary, having replaced Justine Greening earlier tonight after her unexpected resignation from the government. Here’s what we know about him… Born in...
Experts
Now the end of 2017 is near, I too face a final curtain. Dear readers, this is my last edition as editor of Schools Week. It’s not a...
News
Justine Greening has announced that schools labelled “coasting” will be given a package of support rather than an enforced change in leadership, as part of her new series...
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Justine Greening has finally published her social mobility action plan, entitled ‘Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential’. Much of it includes policies we already knew and some philosophical underpinnings about...
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The next round of applications for free schools will open in early 2018 and will be particularly focused on “challenging areas” that haven’t yet benefited from the programme....