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“Schools that Work for Everyone”. Except When they Don’t

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“Schools That Work For Everyone” is the government’s consultation document on grammar schools and faith schools. According to the government, this document outlines its ambition “to create an education system that extends opportunity to everyone, not just the privileged few”. … Continue reading

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#TellNickyNO

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23rd March 2016, people will come together – in London, Manchester, Sheffield, Coventry, Birmingham and elsewhere – to campaign against the undemocratic decision to make all schools academies. We urge you to join any local action if you are able … Continue reading

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No to Forced Academies. Yes to a Better System of Education in England.

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Ironically, George Osborne may have done children, teachers, parents and educators a huge favour when he announced the government’s decision to convert all schools to academies. This budget announcement has galvanised opinion and action from those who are dedicated and … Continue reading

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Academies – Democracy, Autonomy, Choice, Privatisation – only one of the above.

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Let’s be clear: the announcement that George Osborne is providing funding to convert all schools to academies is not about autonomy. Let’s also be clear about the additional funding that the chancellor is providing to secondary schools for extended hours. … Continue reading

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Replacing Ofsted; Improving Accountability

Since its inception Ofsted has had its critics. Since its establishment, the focus for schools and for the education they provide has been on whatever Ofsted inspects – rather than what professionals think, feel and know are the most important … Continue reading

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Ofsted, Politics and Primary Schools

We’re not aware of any government minister who’s tried to tell solicitors or barristers how to work with their clients. We’re not aware of any politician who’s tried to tell doctors and surgeons how to treat the sick. When it … Continue reading

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