Tag Archives: free schools

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.

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.

“Parental trigger” or shooting oneself in the foot?

16 Sep

“Parental trigger” or shooting oneself in the foot?

The New Schools Network is calling for the introduction of a “parental trigger” that could ultimately lead to the removal of a school’s headteacher.

Free schools cause for concern

9 May

Free schools cause for concern

The Commons Public Accounts Committee has raised concerns that oversight arrangements for free schools are not yet working effectively.