Headteachers at war with Ofsted?

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In the world of education, it’s sadly predictable that we seem to have several warring factions.  We’ve got the government fighting with the unions, parents and kids… Safe to say no-one is safe really. One of the ones I wasn’t expecting to flare up is Ofsted and school heads.  You’d think that they’d just be... Read more »

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Chilly university prospects in rural areas

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In this world of constant connectivity and good road and transport systems, should it matter where you live if you want to go to university? Evidently, it does. A recent Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) study of how many university places are available around England shows provision is still concentrated on the cities... Read more »

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It’s time to focus on Apprenticeships

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The big drive in education policy over the last decade or so, under whichever government one chooses, seems to have been to keep young people in education. Many moons ago, Tony Blair’s Labour government famously spoke of wanting 50% of youngsters to go on to university – and in 2011/12, almost 50% of school leavers... Read more »

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