Posts Tagged “academies”

Academisation or the Pupil Premium: what’s having most effect? 3 quick thoughts…

by Stephen Tall on December 11, 2014

The Department for Education today published Key Stage 2 performance tables, covering the attainment data for 11 year-old pupils. You can read the detail here, and below are three tables/graphs that stood out for me… 1) Let’s see how the Conservatives’ (…)

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Education: 47% of Lib Dems want grammar schools opened up, while clear majorities oppose academies, free schools and for-profit schools

by Stephen Tall on February 1, 2014

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 750 party members responded – thank you – and we’ve been publishing the full results. (There were a couple of results I ran out of time […]

Nick (finally) makes his education speech and launches the Coalition’s own ‘Champions League’

by Stephen Tall on October 24, 2013

Five days after it was pre-briefed, Nick Clegg finally made his speech on A Liberal Vision for Education at Morpeth School in Tower Hamlets. (Morpeth is, by the way, a fantastic school. I visited it for my day-job 18 months ago, and was shown around by two of its pupils, Vanessa and Mahir: the transformational […]

What Lib Dem members think about EBacc, academies and free schools

by Stephen Tall on October 3, 2012

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum before conference to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. More than 550 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Narrow backing for replacing GCSEs with EBacc LDV asked: Nick Clegg and Michael Gove […]

Six Lib Dem MPs rebel on Coalition’s Academies Bill

by Stephen Tall on July 27, 2010

The BBC reports: MPs have approved legislation [317 votes to 225, Government majority 92] which paves the way for a radical overhaul of the school system in England. The Academies Bill, allowing schools to opt out of local council control as early as September, is now due to receive Royal Assent on Tuesday. However, the […]



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