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Is the academies programme working?

Is the academies programme working? | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it

Problems with the academies programme raise profound questions about its effectiveness, equity and sustainability.

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Academies and free schools in rush to open state-funded boarding schools

Academies and free schools in rush to open state-funded boarding schools | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Long the preserve of the upper classes, a wave of cut-price boarding schools providing a state-funded education could be made available to children from less privileged backgrounds.
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DfE rejects centralisation of schools

DfE rejects centralisation of schools | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
The Department for Education (DfE) has rejected claims it has taken steps to centralise the education system by setting up a ‘middle tier’ of civil servant
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Michael Gove: wind-up artist

Michael Gove: wind-up artist | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Michael Gove likes to make mischief. Every so often he stokes London’s liberal elite into fits of righteous indignation. If he does this out of pure joy, then his latest…
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The Ofsted model of school inspection has become toxic. There's a better way

The Ofsted model of school inspection has become toxic. There's a better way | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
James Park: Ofsted has come to dominate everything that goes on in schools. Open debate between staff, students and parents is preferable
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A class apart: Pushy parents who set up free schools jump queue for child places

A class apart: Pushy parents who set up free schools jump queue for child places | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
The move will anger thousands of mums and dads who face missing out on their first choice of primary school for their children.
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Michael Gove is winning the hearts of state heads

Michael Gove is winning the hearts of state heads | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Teaching unions don’t want you to know, but head teachers support Michael Gove's education reforms
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Muslim free school plans on hold over 'extremism' claims

Muslim free school plans on hold over 'extremism' claims | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Ministers have been forced to suspend plans to open a high profile Muslim free school amid allegations of links to “extremist” views.
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Free school founder Toby Young reveals he hates spending time with his children

Free school founder Toby Young reveals he hates spending time with his children | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Toby Young says he can't stand being with his kids
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The report the Department for Education does NOT want you to read

The report the Department for Education does NOT want you to read | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
One of the better policies of this government is its offering massive databases up for public scrutiny. Sunlight is the best disinfectant, argues David Cameron, and outsiders can scrutinise what…
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Academy boss quits over probe into school finances

Academy boss quits over probe into school finances | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
The head of a major chain of academy schools is to quit following major criticism over alleged financial mismanagement by the group, the Telegraph has learnt.
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Tighten grip on academies, say MPs

Tighten grip on academies, say MPs | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
The parliamentary spending watchdog says poor oversight and inefficient funding systems have pushed up the cost of the government's expanding academies programme.
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Costs of running ‘Eton of state sector’ hugely unrealistic

Costs of running ‘Eton of state sector’ hugely unrealistic | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
In theory, it sounds like a brilliant idea.
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Does the government really want innovation in free schools?

Does the government really want innovation in free schools? | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it

Suspicions are growing that truly original ideas for schools that could help disaffected children are being rejected.

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Michael Gove and 'correct grammar': let me explain this slowly

Michael Gove and 'correct grammar': let me explain this slowly | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Michael Rosen: If you want to see more children fail to acquire Standard English, go ahead with your programme of primary school grammar tests
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Head teacher group's attack on free schools

Head teacher group's attack on free schools | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Free schools are "unwelcome and potentially divisive" in Somerset, state school head teachers have warned.A group which represents the 38 secondary schools and academies in the county is...
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Queen's Speech: a fiery summer ahead for education

Queen's Speech: a fiery summer ahead for education | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
As Parliament begins its penultimate session before the 2015 General Election, it is worth asking: what does yesterday's Queen's Speech mean for education?
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Why parents should leave their kids alone

Why parents should leave their kids alone | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
What if the best thing we could do for our children is just to leave them alone? Jay Griffiths on why modern parenting is making our children miserable
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London schools set to feel strain of population growth

London schools set to feel strain of population growth | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
The capital will need 118,000 extra state-funded primary and secondary places within three years, according to research
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Gove's warning to sponsors of failing academies

Gove's warning to sponsors of failing academies | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
EDUCATION secretary Michael Gove has pledged to remove sponsors of academies in Oxfordshire if they fail to turn them around.
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Hundreds of heads on £100k salaries

Hundreds of heads on £100k salaries | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
A growing number of England's school leaders are on six-figure salaries, Department for Education data shows.
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At last, it's official: spending more doesn't make public services better

At last, it's official: spending more doesn't make public services better | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
New research suggests that cutting government down to size will leave Britain stronger and more socially cohesive
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Michael Gove backs creation of Royal College of Teaching in attack on unions

Michael Gove backs creation of Royal College of Teaching in attack on unions | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Education secretary proposes alternative body to NUT and NASUWT, which he said are run by 'tiny group of activists'
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Free schools teach a hard lesson

Free schools teach a hard lesson | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Though architects played a large part in the first wave of free schools, cost-cutting has seen good design sidelined.
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County bans academy broker visits

County bans academy broker visits | School Reform Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Government education officials who try to persuade schools to become academies have been told to stop visiting the county of Lancashire.
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