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Dramatic slowdown in number of schools opting to become academies

The number of schools choosing to become academies has slumped dramatically in the past 12 months, continuing a strongly downward trend which started two years ago, Education Uncovered can reveal. In the academic year 2018-19 the number of applications to … Continue reading

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Two academy chains dominate list of 41 schools that excluded more than one in five pupils

Academies accounted for 39 of the 41 schools with the highest exclusion rates. The other two were run by their local authority. An English state school has suspended more than half its pupils in a single year for the first … Continue reading

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Leaked documents reveal Tories’ dramatic plans for schools

A raft of dramatic and controversial education measures including billions of pounds in new funding, a crackdown on student behaviour and a further wave of free schools are to be announced by the government within days, according to a confidential … Continue reading

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England school places shortage ‘made worse by academies’

Councils are warning that a looming shortage in the number of school places across England is being made worse by academies, as last decade’s baby boom enters secondary schools over the next five years. The Local Government Association (LGA) is … Continue reading

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A revolutionary plan for schools

Good stuff from Melanie Griffiths. Read and weep at what the last 40 years has done to education. But then re-read, wipe the tears and become a part of how we repair the damage https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/revolutionary-plan-schools#.XVQd2nHRvPy.twitter

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