Opinion

If we join a MAT, will we lose our individual identity?

If we join a multi-academy trust, will we lose our individual identity? Christine says: There are those that say...

Christine Bayliss
Christine Bayliss
Opinion

Wilshaw and Carter to clash in first day of evidence

Sir Michael Wilshaw and Sir David Carter will appear together at the first evidence hearing next week of the...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Why don’t we care about the purpose of education?

In one of the most significant periods of upheaval in education, debate around collaboration centres too much on structure...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Academy trusts – don’t get caught out by new PSC regulations

From 6 April 2016, new company ownership rules came into force, which will affect some academy trusts. Hannah Catchpool explains....

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

What would make an all-academy system work?

The schools landscape could look very different from how it does today, quite quickly, if the government’s vision for...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

‘It’s all about the money’: The REAL reason behind forced academisation

Why are the Conservatives intent on making every school into an academy? It’s not about standards, it’s all about...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Education white paper’s ‘policy fantasies’ don’t address the real issues facing schools

The 2016 White Paper finishes the messy reforms began in 2010 to create a fully school-led system.  I announced...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Opinion

White Paper: Erosion of local authorities could see a ‘wild west’ race to the bottom

The first thing that is striking about the White Paper is the change of tone from Michael Gove’s era...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
News, Opinion

What Is An Academy? (And other questions about converting schools)

The government has announced it wants all schools to become academies by 2022. But what are they? Editor Laura...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford