Tag Archives: academies

Sour note for school music. Are LA cuts and academisation to blame? (updated)

3 Jun

Sour note for school music. Are LA cuts and academisation to blame? (updated)

A quality music education only reaches a minority of pupils in England’s schools, according to an Ofsted report (2013). BBC News: “Funding cuts put music at risk” (2014)

Gove’s “Chancellors”: new layer of bureaucracy or reinventing LEAs?

21 Nov

Gove’s “Chancellors”: new layer of bureaucracy or reinventing LEAs?

New cadre of school regulators called chancellors to be appointed by Michael Gove to oversee free schools and academies, according to The Guardian.

Where are the language teachers?

20 Nov

Where are the language teachers?

The UK has an “alarming shortage” of people able to speak the 10 languages vital to our future prosperity and global standing, warns British Council.

Talking point: school uniforms (updated)

20 Sep

Talking point: school uniforms (updated)

Are school uniforms too expensive or even necessary?

Talking point: Horsemeat in school meals

18 Feb

Talking point: Horsemeat in school meals

Food Standards Agency tests have revealed that horse DNA has been found in some school meals. Local councils have been blamed for driving down food quality, with cheap food contracts for schools, by the boss of Iceland.