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Dozens of secondary schools exclude at least 20% of pupils

40 of the 45 highest excluding schools were academies or free schools. Is this how ‘success’ is achieved? How much more evidence is needed before policy-makers accept that academisation isn’t the answer (but a large part of the problem)? A … Continue reading

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Academies minister cuts links with MAT he founded

The minister who oversees the academy system is cutting his formal links with the high-profile academy trust he founded. Lord Agnew’s dual roles at the Department for Education and the Norfolk-based Inspiration Trust had prompted concerns about potential conflicts of interest. … Continue reading

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DfE ‘minded to terminate’ funding of ‘inadequate’ primary academy in Wiltshire

A Wiltshire primary school that is part of the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust faces having its funding stopped and being rebrokered to a new sponsor after receiving an ‘inadequate’ grade from Ofsted in July. Marden Vale CofE Academy was … Continue reading

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The only way to end the class divide: the case for abolishing private schools

The continuing gap between state and private education is reinforcing privilege and harming the prospects of another generation. The only solution is integration. By Melissa Benn https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/aug/24/the-only-way-to-end-the-class-divide-the-case-for-abolishing-private-schools

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E-ACT primary school has SATs results cancelled for reading and maths

Year 6 pupils at a primary academy in Birmingham run by the chain E-ACT will not receive scores for their reading and maths SATs, after the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) found “doubt over the accuracy or correctness” of the … Continue reading

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