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Revealed: Failing schools that received emergency cash

An emergency government funding pot for schools “in danger of imminent failure” handed out £2.6 million to 29 schools...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Private schools repeatedly fail school standards but stay open

Almost 200 small independent schools are still open despite repeatedly failing to reach Ofsted standards, according to new Schools...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Superhead researchers reveal 9 indicators of a successful ‘turnaround’ headteacher

Heads with the best long-term school improvement plans are often nearly fired two years into the job simply because...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Notices to failing private schools to be made public by government

Damning improvement notices for dozens of failing private schools will now be published online by the government, a year...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

How many schools should we be trying to help?

The question may not be how many coasting or failing schools need help, but how many we have the...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Why Morgan’s plan to fire heads of ‘coasting schools’ relies on imaginary people

So, what does the government’s new ‘coasting schools’ plan actually involve? Things we know: – As soon as a...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Nicky Morgan: Academies are a ‘better kind’ of school than local authority ones

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show this morning, education secretary Nicky Morgan agreed that academies are a ‘better kind’...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

The system could be given the freedoms to be great

It looks like a busy five years for Nicky Morgan: 500 new free schools, an extra 17,500 maths and...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Three ways to heal a failing school

Rapid remedial action is needed: Try a three-pronged approach of raising expectations, earning the trust of staff and prioritising...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor