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Recent Interesting News Stories

Oh! What a tangled web we weave…

Sir David Carter: Attainment gap is the ‘civil rights challenge’ of our time

Evidence not rhetoric

The inevitable consequence of the lack of funding, restricted curriculum and a draconian accountability system.

The unintended consequences of Government

‘Unjustifiably high salaries’ paid by some academies

MPs highlight 102 academy trusts in England that pay some trustees over £150,000 a year.
Another free school closing at what cost?
The government is criticised for giving taxpayers’ money to a training provider accused of failing.



Getting the basics right –

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St Olave’s Grammar School row head resigns:

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Minister tells small MATs: ‘Team up to grow’

Academy governors in dereliction of duty:

 Why we no longer need Ofsted’s gold star:

Fast-track teaching scheme condemned by academics | HeraldScotland :

Headteacher board elections: the results

EXCLUSIVE: Grey Coat school apologises for donation ‘confusion’:

Nick Gibb: Policymakers ‘put too much pressure on heads to pass floor standards’ :

What Theresa May had to say about schools in her Conservative Party conference speech:

Weekend read: Is growth mindset the new learning styles?:

Disadvantaged pupils learning watered-down curriculum, says Ofsted:

National Audit Office – retaining and developing the teaching workforce


School cutbacks put ‘education system at risk’

Head teachers say government required savings risk destabilising education.

Sats tests: Exam results ‘manipulated for political agenda’

Head teachers express concerns that exam results can be manipulated by politicians and their agencies.



Only 15% of pupils from the poorest 30% of homes in England attend an outstanding primary, says study. (BBC) –

Pupils are struggling with the pressure of a new grading scheme for GCSEs, a teacher union says. (BBC) –

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Why is Ofsted ignoring these disappearing students?  What category do these students fall into SEN, FSM, Disadvantaged, Learning Difficulties etc?

Top state schools ‘dominated by richest families’ –

There’s no such thing as ‘British values’ – Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland all teach different things.  Sir Tim Brighouse. 1 March 2017 –


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