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Counting the cost of a fragmented school system

Sara Bubb.  In an effort to turn schools into academies too little attention has been given to constructing a middle tier oversight system that is fair and efficient for all. This is an unescapable conclusion of our new study, Understanding

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Are private schools better managed than state schools?

Alex Bryson and Francis Green.  In recent years governments of all hues have urged private schools to sponsor state schools to help raise education standards. In 2012 Lord Adonis, who had earlier been Labour’s Minister for Schools, argued that successful

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The school bosses investigation: the deeper questions

Ron Glatter.  The accountability of academy chains, also known as ‘multi-academy trusts’ (MATs), is once more in the public spotlight. A Channel 4 Dispatches programme ‘How school bosses spend your millions’ aired at the end of July following a joint investigation

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What do ‘skills’ mean for school governing bodies?

Helen Young.  In a recently published article[i] in the Journal of Education Policy (JEP), I traced how governors with ‘skills’ are increasingly privileged over representative governors. I wrote about the ongoing devaluation of representative governors and of any hint of

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Academisation: a cautionary tale from Holland

Toby Greany and Melanie Ehren. The schools white paper brings together recent announcements from the budget and the funding consultation as well as the provisions in the Education and Adoption Act to set out the next phase of school reform.

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