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Low-performing MATs most likely to tell teachers how to teach

Low-performing multi-academy trusts (MATs) tend to have a more prescriptive approach to how teachers in their schools teach, a new Department for Education-commissioned study has found. Today’s research report, written by Toby Greany, a professor at UCL Institute of Education/University of … Continue reading

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The fight against forced academisation

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The broken promise of autonomy for heads in multi-academy trusts

Headship is changing fast. The growth of federations and multi-academy trusts, and the concurrent emergence of executive and multi-school leadership, threatens to break the promise of autonomy that has been central not just to the substance of headship (and governorship), … Continue reading

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Trust praised by ministers tops suspensions tables

An academy trust praised by ministers tops the fixed-term exclusions tables in four authorities that concern Ofsted Exclusions divide education. The government’s Timpson Review is currently looking at the practice and earlier this year Ofsted wrote to schools in ten … Continue reading

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The private takeover of schools like this is well under way: 7,000 have gone

This is a story about democracy in Britain, how badly it is broken and how it might be fixed. It is about people battling arrogant bureaucrats and highly paid company executives. Yet it is a world away from television debates, … Continue reading

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