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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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Opposition to the new Education Bill

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According to an editorial in the Guardian “Nicky Morgan is wrong to remove parents’ right to object to a school being forced to convert to an academy” http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/22/guardian-view-education-bill-needs-improvement This is not only wrong – it’s an outrage. This is the … Continue reading

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Tristram Hunt’s Call for a Politically Independent Ofsted

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Tristram Hunt has written an article about Ofsted in the Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/12/school-inspections-political-meddling-gove-ofsted Read it and wonder. Or weep. Or both. He rightly says that Ofsted needs to be “free of political meddling”. Nobody is going to disagree with that. Ofsted … Continue reading

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