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School-university partnerships: fragile and fragmented, but still worth fighting for

Toby Greany It’s no great secret that partnerships between schools and universities are in a state of flux. Historical relationships are being reshaped by the push for a self-improving school-led system in England in particular, with the rapid expansion of

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Select Committee Academies report: a clear-headed action plan for a new Secretary of State

Toby Greany Back in 2006-07 I acted as special advisor to the House of Commons Education Select Committee for an enquiry on Building Schools for the Future. Labour’s Barry Sheerman MP was the committee’s longstanding chair back then and it

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Conflicts of interest in academy schools are symptoms of a wider malaise

Toby Greany This post is co-published with The Conversation As part of its ongoing inquiry into academies and free schools, the Education Select Committee recently published a report that it had commissioned from Jean Scott and me on conflicts of interest in academies. We

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Self-improving school system: will it be survival of the fittest or team effort?

Toby Greany A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog that trailed some of the ideas from my inaugural lecture on 18 March. In it, I identified four criteria for a self-improving school system and I set out four

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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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