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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Katharine Birbalsingh criticised over ‘wasteful’ free school project

January 22nd, 2012 at 10:47 pm » Comments (0)

Daniel Boffey, policy editor guardian.co.uk, Saturday 21 January 2012 21.30 GMT   Katharine Birbalsingh, the teacher described as a Tory darling for her attacks on state education standards, is at the centre of a ...more »

‘Free’ School seeks to evict up to 500 workers from site

January 19th, 2012 at 1:18 pm » Comments (0)

The Michaela Community School (MCS) group is seeking to take possession of theTrident Business Centre, having lost their preferred site in Lambeth. Currently the Trident Business Centre is home to Wandsworth ...more »

Free School and Academies – “funding is ‘flawed’, London Councils warns”

January 19th, 2012 at 11:54 am » Comments (0)

The Government’s funding of academies and free schools is flawed and lacks transparency, say the capital’s local councils. London Councils, the organisation which represents the 33 local authorities in the capital, ...more »

Free-school licence advertised on Swedish ‘eBay’

January 19th, 2012 at 10:18 am » Comments (0)

Tuesday 17 January 2012 Row erupts after permit to run Malmö primary school advertised on Blocket auction site, with starting price of £47,000 A permit to run one of Sweden's free schools ...more »

Barclays to support new free schools and academies

January 19th, 2012 at 10:13 am » Comments (0)

By Angela HarrisonEducation correspondent, BBC News Barclays Bank is to lend its support to England's new academies and free schools. The bank will offer £1m to groups that want to set up ...more »

Negative impact on the existing schools say two Lambeth Head Teachers

January 19th, 2012 at 10:09 am » Comments (0)

Oasis, the Christian charity, are consulting over a plan to open a Free School in the Waterloo area. Two local Headteachers said: Local Headteachers have expressed concern that the setting up ...more »

Free schools ‘will not boost access to good schools’

January 19th, 2012 at 10:03 am » Comments (0)

The government's flagship free schools programme is unlikely to boost access to good schools as they are too expensive, research has suggested. The Bristol research said it was "inconceivable" more than ...more »

Chorley headteachers in ‘unprecedented’ letter of concern over ‘free school’ plan

January 19th, 2012 at 10:02 am » Comments (0)

THE headteachers of all six secondary schools in Chorley have jointly written to The Citizen to air their concerns over a proposed “free school’ for the town. In an unprecedented move, ...more »

US private education firm approved for free schools

January 19th, 2012 at 10:00 am » Comments (0)

A US private education firm's UK arm has been officially approved to sell services to groups setting up free schools and academies in England. Edison Learning, a for-profit education business, has ...more »

Free schools in England set for extra £600m

January 19th, 2012 at 9:55 am » Comments (0)

26 November 2011 Last updated at 01:12 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-15901118 The government is to spend an extra £600m on building 100 new free schools in England over the next three years. The BBC's Ben Wright said the ...more »
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