Tag Archives: academies

From purdah to paralysis

30 Jun

From purdah to paralysis

The STRB’s Report delayed by ‘purdah’ ahead of the EU Referendum. Now machinery of government seems to be in a state of paralysis… school, college and nursery professionals waiting – not only for the STRB report, but also for: Schools National Funding Formula; the early years workforce strategy…and announcements on apprenticeships.

Do academies raise standards? The “ideology” of rushed, forced academisation without consultation (Updates: U-turn on compulsory academies, concerns over lack of evidence)

22 Jun

Do academies raise standards? The “ideology” of rushed, forced academisation without consultation (Updates: U-turn on compulsory academies, concerns over lack of evidence)

The Education and Adoption Bill and measures on “coasting” schools. Plus updates on forced academisation programme and Queen’s Speech.

Educational excellence everywhere? (updated)

6 May

Educational excellence everywhere? (updated)

Education White Paper: “Educational excellence everywhere”

‘Right to request’ or responsibility to provide? (updated)

7 Dec

‘Right to request’ or responsibility to provide? (updated)

Comment on Nicky Morgan’s speech to the 2015 Conservative Party Conference. Plus update on ‘right to request’ policy.

Talking point: Accident of birth? The challenge of coastal communities

19 Nov

Talking point: Accident of birth? The challenge of coastal communities

In an article in ‘SecEd’, “Combatting the coastal school challenges”, Heath Monk’ highlights the challenges coastal schools face and a study by Dr Tanya Ovenden-Hope, ‘Coastal Academies: Changing school cultures in disadvantaged coastal regions in England’.