• Northants council plunders £9m from school improvement fund

    A bankrupt county council siphoned off £9 million meant for school improvements in a desperate bid to prop up its depleted reserves, it has been revealed. Northamptonshire county council hit the headlines in February after its bank balance plummeted so low that it was forced to bring in what’s called a Section 114 notice, banning

    7.00 Apr. 21st, 2018 | News

  • Let’s put teacher CPD at the heart of school improvement

    In an increasingly fragmented system, here’s how one part of the country has taken a joint approach to school improvement, explain Simon Faull and Simon Burgess In England we have a reasonably functional system of school accountability, using school performance tables and Ofsted inspections, which provide outcome and process oversight. While this system is often

    5.00 Mar. 17th, 2018 | Opinion