“I am not a great fan of philanthropic foundations.”

by Stephen Tall on June 27, 2014

This speech from Owen Barder is well worth a read in full – but it’s his justifiably provocative opening section which grabbed me: … let me begin with a confession: I am not a great fan of philanthropic foundations. I (…)

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Poll of school leaders and governors: Don’t like Coalition’s education policies – BUT do like Lib Dem Pupil Premium and infant free school meals

by Stephen Tall on June 27, 2014

A couple of findings worth highlighting from a major survey of more than 2,000 school leaders and governors, commissioned by The Key, and carried out by polling firm Ipsos Mori. It probably won’t come as a surprise to discover that the Coalition’s performance on education is viewed unfavourably: three-quarters of school leaders (75%) are dissatisfied […]

My recommended reading for today June 27, 2014

by Stephen Tall on June 27, 2014

Here’s some of the articles that have caught my attention in the past couple of days… cdn.cfbt.com 2nd report on London schools improvement this week. Best bit is the ‘Lessons’ section, starting p.121 (esp No.1) http://bit.ly/1pGetMP Outsourcing meets its outer (…)

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