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Time for Michael Gove to come clean on-time-for-michael-gove-to-come-clean-on-cash-for-school-repairs-

July 15th, 2011 at 6:48 am » Comments (0)

  THE Government wants us to believe there is no money for repairing schools. Schools minister Nick Gibb might as well have suggested that Liverpool schools will have to put a bucket ...more »

Archive of Debate on Free Schools on Women’s Hour

July 12th, 2011 at 11:17 am » Comments (0)

To listen to the debate bbc.in/r3bImA more »

Research on Free Schools Policy

July 12th, 2011 at 11:12 am » Comments (0)

New research on Free Schools Policy by  Dr Higham, of the Institute of Education, University of London, presented at a conference on 8th July 2011.  Some of his findings include ...more »

Fiona Millar – Looks at the improvement of Lilian Bayliss School and the Free School proposed on its doorstep

July 12th, 2011 at 9:46 am » Comments (0)

Fiona Millar writes a great piece in the education Guardian: 'Some years ago, I was invited by Channel 4 to make a film about parent choice. Travelling around the country was ...more »

School puts free plans on hold

July 10th, 2011 at 9:51 pm » Comments (0)

School puts free plans on hold Published on Friday 8 July 2011 06:00   A NORTH Northumberland private school has put its plans to become the North East’s first Free School on hold.   In Feburary, ...more »

What Katherine Birbalsingh has in common with George Bush

July 10th, 2011 at 9:48 pm » Comments (0)

What Katherine Birbalsingh has in common with George Bush Katherine Birbalsingh has posted a bizarre Telegraph blog in response to Fiona Millar’s piece on Academy chains in Monday’s Guardian Firstly, the comparison between a US ...more »

NAHT criticises suggestions that free schools can offer better services than their mainstream equivalents

July 6th, 2011 at 4:41 pm » Comments (0)

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) General Secretary Russell Hobby  notes that "This 'freedom' for free schools and academies is another mirage that downplays and ignores the substantial innovations in ...more »

The Babeling of Miss_Snuffy- Article by Matt Pearson

July 6th, 2011 at 4:35 pm » Comments (0)

”Katharine Birbalsingh was the teacher who exposed the failings of the comprehensive school system at the Conservative Party Conference last year” is the preface to her blog on the Daily Telegraph ...more »

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 »
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