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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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Local heroes? Labour’s plan for a ‘middle tier’ should be seen as work in progress

Ann Hodgson and Ken Spours The latest output from Labour’s policy review tries to tackle one of the most difficult legacies of the Coalition Government; a highly fractured and privatised English education landscape. Accordingly, David Blunkett’s Middle Tier Review decided to

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Academy conversions: why money doesn’t always talk

Rebecca Allen Thousands of primary and secondary schools have chosen to convert to academy status (the chart below covers secondary education). A survey by the think-tank Reform showed that financial considerations were the most widely cited reason for conversion, as predicted

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