Digging around in the undergrowth of schools reform in England
Warwick Mansell's news and analysis site
“New ideas” floated by Department for Education amount to tired re-treads of initiatives which have struggled in the past
Not-so-hidden agenda behind controversial forced academisations would be exposed in glare of greater transparency. No wonder decision-making happens in secret
Is Labour moving in the right direction by replacing Ofsted with inspections triggered by parental, teacher and governor concerns?
Why is Ofsted using the term “cultural capital”, given that its definition seems to add so little meaning in the new inspection framework?
Officials stamping their feet over not being involved in academy takeover discussions is no basis for deciding the future of our schools
England’s cobbled-together system for parcelling out our schools to incoming “sponsors” is a national disgrace