Tag Archives: academies

Do academies raise standards? The “ideology” of rushed, forced academisation without consultation (Updated: ‘Coasting’)

30 Jun

Do academies raise standards? The “ideology” of rushed, forced academisation without consultation (Updated: ‘Coasting’)

The Education and Adoption Bill and measures on “coasting” schools

Don’t turn schools into an election battleground with a ‘war’ on education

2 Feb

Don’t turn schools into an election battleground with a ‘war’ on education

The election campaign has begun …

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.