• Government 'taking forward' academies white paper, Greening confirms

    The government remains committed to the idea of all schools becoming academies and is “pulling together” legislation to enact its Education for All white paper, Justine Greening has confirmed. School leaders had raised concerns with Schools Week about a confusion between the green paper plans for selection and the white paper focus on academies. Greening

    11.11 Sep. 15th, 2016 | News

  • 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

  • ‘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