22 Mar 2016
The announcement has been made that there will be legislation unveiled in the budget to turn every school in England into an academy independent of local authority control .
Links to documents that say why this is not a good idea. With new article by Matthew Bennett, The Schools Business
27 Nov 2015
Schools in England face unprecedented budget cuts. This follows cuts imposed by the government over the last five years that have seen many services slashed and around ten percent reduction in the budgets of sixth forms. In the new round school budgets could see reductions by as much as eight and a half percent by 2020. Inner city London areas could be hit harder, up to 24 percent in boroughs such as Southwark, Camden and Tower Hamlets.
24 Nov 2015
Rankings of countries based on how well their students perform in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) always receive a great deal of attention from the media and politicians. But PISA rankings, produced by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, are limited when it comes to evaluating the quality of education systems and their efforts to improve children’s lives.
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