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Which types of school are more likely to off-roll students?

One of the many problems with the current accountability system is that students who leaders can see are likely to get very low progress scores will contribute negatively to performance measures. Being under pressure to turn around a poor Ofsted … Continue reading

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Minister worried about schools ‘gaming’ the exclusions system

An education minister had admitted he is “worried” that schools are gaming the exclusion system because the way they are recorded is “labyrinthine”. Lord Agnew told MPs today that he agreed that schools should not be able to exclude pupils under the reason … Continue reading

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Council battles academy trust over £4 million unpaid bill

A cash-strapped council is trying to sue an academy trust for more than £4 million over alleged unpaid services. Lambeth council in south London has been in an escalating legal battle with the Parallel Learning Trust (PLT) for more than … Continue reading

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In Whose Interest? The UK’s role in privatising education around the world

By Global Justice Now and National Education Union, based on initial research carried out by Mark Curtis Today, 262 million children and young people worldwide are being denied a basic human right: the right to education. Despite the commitment made … Continue reading

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Delta DID ‘flatten the grass’, emails show

Emails seen by Schools Week reveal senior leaders at an academy trust arranged and encouraged support for a controversial approach to behaviour management – although it denied it had any such policy. Delta Academies Trust insisted it did not have … Continue reading

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