• So it’s goodbye to the Education for All bill... or is it?

    New laws forcing more schools to become academies will not happen in this academic year. That’s about the only certainty in a week of seemingly abandoned plans. It’s official. The Education for All bill is no more. Or so almost everyone was proclaiming last week when a throwaway line in a statement from Justine Greening

    5.00 Nov. 5th, 2016 | 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 this to my teacher-friend over dinner last night. She hadn’t a clue what I was talking about. In 2010, a McKinsey report on the ‘best education systems in the world’ shaped policy wisdom on how to

    11.40 Mar. 30th, 2016 | Opinion

  • Teachers could strike over plan to make all schools academies

    Teachers could strike over plans to turn all schools into academies, a leading teaching union has said. The leadership of the National Union of Teachers has confirmed that wording of a priority motion being worked up for its annual conference in Brighton this weekend will include room for debate about industrial action. Proposals which will

    14.04 Mar. 25th, 2016 | News

  • Morgan to be grilled by MPs over white paper academies plan

    Education secretary Nicky Morgan will be grilled by MPs over her plans for education next month. Ms Morgan will appear in front of the House of Commons education committee on Wednesday April 27 to answer questions about her educational excellence everywhere white paper, which was released last week. Plans in the document to turn every state

    11.48 Mar. 24th, 2016 | News

  • ‘Never look where their hands are pointing’: The hidden parts of the white paper

    Never look where their hands are pointing. A childhood obsessed with magicians teaches you that, but it’s also true for politicians. Never look where their hands are pointing: it’s always a distraction. With that in mind the Schools Week team pored over the 128-page education white paper unveiled last Thursday pulling out every possible policy.

    5.00 Mar. 24th, 2016 | Opinion

  • The Education Excellence Everywhere White Paper: Everything you need to know

    Nicky Morgan today revealed her white paper for education to drive “Education Excellence Everywhere”. Here is everything you need to know:   Recruitment Looks like we have some sort of recognition about the teacher recruitment problems. The paper says recruiting is becoming more difficult and the government “recognise the challenge is increasing” 1. The National

    11.03 Mar. 17th, 2016 | News