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Birmingham’s ‘Trojan Horse’ saga: partnership and trust are what are needed now

Chris Husbands The inspection report is glowing: “This is an outstanding school… Teaching is outstanding overall… The curriculum is outstanding… Students behave exceptionally well in lessons…” In 2013, 75% of all its pupils attained five GCSEs grades A*-C including English

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The self-improving school system: competing policies undermine the coalition’s admirable aims

Toby Greany On 18 March I will be giving my inaugural lecture on the ‘self-improving’ school system (there are still some places left, book here!) In this blog I want to set out some of the ideas I will explore

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Ofsted, school accountability and the most able students

Chris Husbands OFSTED’s report on the progress made by the most able children in non-selective secondary schools has hit the headlines, finding that more than a quarter (27%) of previously high-attaining pupils had failed to achieve at least a B

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Let’s replace our Fortnum’s v Walmart system with a John Lewis model of schooling

Sandra Leaton Gray Last week, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published an analysis of fair opportunities for pupils (PDF). Andreas Schleicher, its Special Adviser for Education, has said that social division represents a long term issue for the

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If knowledge in education is sticky, how do we get it unstuck and flowing?

Chris Husbands The report of the Pearson/RSA Academies Commission has been published. I was one of the commissioners and – as I have blogged before – the Commission provided a fascinating opportunity to look closely at the English school system

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