7 Mar 2014

The NUT welcomes the news that the Secretary of State has withdrawn his appeal against the High Court’s ruling in respect of the academisation of The Warren comprehensive school in Chadwell Heath, Romford. This is a significant development and the first legal brake that has been applied to the DfE’s undemocratic forced academy agenda.

2 Dec 2013

We shouldn’t be surprised that the Government’s Free Schools programme is failing. Failure is built in to the system: it’s a natural – even desirable – consequence of the English education market designed by Gove and his soon to be ex-advisor Dominic Cummings. He’s the man who implemented the policy while working for the DfE and is now leaving to set up his own free school.

15 Nov 2013

Investigations by both the Edexcel exam board and the school found the complaint was justified and the teacher was suspended pending a disciplinary hearing
From The Independent

21 May 2013

Guest Post from @Brixtonite
In 2002 Jo Shuter took over Quintin Kynaston School in St John’s Wood, north London. Her appointment wasn’t popular with everyone – 100 staff left in her first year, 70 in the first term – but despite such a high staff turnover (which might have raised eyebrows elsewhere) she soon acquired the unofficial title of ‘superhead’ and the approving eye of Tony Blair, who used the school to launch his Children’s Services Green Paper in 2003.

26 Apr 2013

Sir Bruce Liddington – one of the best-paid figures in education – will announce his formal resignation on Friday after four years in charge of E-ACT.
It is believed Sir Bruce, who earned around £300,000 in 2010-11, including pension and expenses, agreed to quit after pressure was put on him by the organisation’s board.