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Michael Gove has said free schools could stay open until 8pm

July 6th, 2011 at 4:32 pm » Comments (5)

Gove this week announced that free schools will be able to lengthen not just term times, but the length of the school day, too.   Free schools will be free to open ...more »

Contractors put off bidding for ‘risky’ free school jobs

July 6th, 2011 at 4:29 pm » Comments (0)

Capital delivery body Partnerships for Schools offered eight free projects to contractors on the £4bn academies framework earlier this year. But firms, which had been starved of work for some ...more »

Allan Beavis asks if Hyman’s article is synchronicity or just commercial interest?s

June 20th, 2011 at 9:04 am » Comments (0)

Peter Hyman – an eloquent voice of the Free School movement. But even he makes grandiose and unsubstantiated claims. The Sunday Times today profiles Peter Hyman and his experiences in schools ...more »

Maybe being a free school is now old hat

June 18th, 2011 at 11:38 am » Comments (0)

[caption id="attachment_206" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Fiona Millar"][/caption] The Michaela Community School Prompted by a few threads on this site, I have had a look at the website for school being proposed by Katharine ...more »

90% of Free School applications fail

June 6th, 2011 at 3:54 pm » Comments (0)

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Free schools to ‘tap into people’s creativity’

June 6th, 2011 at 3:42 pm » Comments (1)

The coalition government in Britain believes that encouraging parents and independent groups to set up schools free from local government control and allowing communities to run them will improve education ...more »

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK Fighting Academy Conversions & Free Schools

June 5th, 2011 at 9:40 am » Comments (3)

Fighting Academy Conversions & Free Schools. One year on from the Academies Act Saturday 11th June, 10.30am – 4pm Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS A major one day conference for governors, ...more »

Warning from Sweden as debate on profit heats up!

May 30th, 2011 at 4:02 pm » Comments (2)

Sweden's free school profits debate heats up While applications to starts privately-run, publicly-funded free schools (friskolor) are on the rise in Sweden, there is nevertheless gathering unease about the suitability of ...more »

Is Finland what Gove really had in mind?

May 26th, 2011 at 9:03 am » Comments (2)

  Are Finnish schools the best in the world? KEY FEATURES OF THE FINNISH EDUCATION SYSTEM All teachers must have a master's degree before they start teaching. Compulsory schooling starts at seven with voluntary ...more »

Do we really want this? Creationism ‘banned from free schools’

May 21st, 2011 at 11:01 pm » Comments (3)

Critics have warned that evangelical groups will be able to teach such ideas without interference, as free schools will not have to follow the national curriculum.But now the Department for ...more »
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