4 Sep 2014

Nicky Morgan has given her first interview since schools have started, and has talked about considering for-profit education. She acknowledges that many people would not be happy with the idea, but says she has “left the door open to the introduction of for-profit schools, saying it was a policy on which she was happy to take further advice’

Julie High Court
3 Sep 2014

A London council has suspended an elected NUT official. Julie Davies, Haringey NUT branch secretary and a vocal supporter of the Save Downhills anti academy campaign, was suspended just before the end of the summer term. This week the NUT will challenge the Council at the High Court.


3 Sep 2014

How can we reduce educational inequality?
Tuesday 23rd September
David Lammy
Eddie Playfair
Professor Diane Reay
Catherine West
Chair: Emma Ann Hardy


hove grovel
18 Jul 2014

Michael Gove has been removed from his post of Secretary of State for Education in the cabinet reshuffle. Free school founder Katharine Birbalsingh lamented on Twitter saying that Gove was the goose that had laid the golden eggs.


17 Jul 2014

On the morning of Tuesday 15th July, ‘Hove Park not Gove Park’ badges became collectors’ items when Michael Gove lost the confidence of Dave Cameron and was demoted from Secretary of State for Education. On Tuesday afternoon, Brighton & Hove City Council announced the result of a ballot of Hove Park School parents. More than 1,500 parents had the vote and on a turnout higher than for local elections fewer than 160 voted to convert the school to an academy with more than 70% of those voting being clearly against conversion.

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15 Jul 2014

Wilshaw stumbles on being told of Gove’s demotion. The Chief Inspector apparently does not know the new Secretary of State for Education.


15 Jul 2014

“I am leaving the profession and only one person turned up to interview for my replacement. I know of two other schools which have been so far unable to fill vacant positions in my subject, all in greater Manchester. maybe people will take notice when there are not enough teachers left who want to do the job any more.”


gove ugly 2
15 Jul 2014

Michael Gove has been removed from his post of Secretary of State for Education in the cabinet reshuffle.
Gove will become the Chief Whip and not …


15 Jul 2014

In 2010, Michael Gove promised an educational “revolution” as he rolled out plans to allow all schools to convert to academy status. This would, apparently, increase educational achievement – and in particular enhance the life chances of the most vulnerable.

8 Jul 2014

When Sally Morgan, Labour peer, was ousted as the Chair of Ofsted, she claimed it was a party political move by the current Secretary of State. His current favoured candidate appears to be the multi-millionaire Tory Donor David Ross, Chairman of Carphone Warehouse who leads the David Ross Education Trust. How could he manage the conflict of interest given that his trust runs a chain of 25 academies?


  • Raf Feys says: Pasi Sahlberg verspreidt volgens Finse leraars al te veel nonsens over Fins onderwijs Wat...
  • Gary Hudson says: The above comment would appear to be contempt of court, an offence punishable by imprisonment. It...
  • angela dickinson says: please add Baroness Debbie Stedman-Scot (Tory peer, founder of a profit making organisation...
  • Jo Robertson says: Since our local secondary school (Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar in Ashbourne, Derbyshire)...
  • Alan Penn says: Are there any locations where only academy schools are available? What rights are available to pupils...

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