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The Pupil Premium and Dedicated Schools Grants by Dale Peters

The Department for Education has released further information about the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) allocation process. The PPG, worth £625m in 2011-12 and rising to £2.5bn by ... Read More

RM Education and MeritTrac sign e-marking licensing agreement in India by Admin

RM Education, the leading global education provider, is pleased to announce that it has signed a six year licensing agreement with MeritTrac Services Pvt Ltd, for the ... Read More

The Wolf Report by Dale Peters

Michael Gove's foreword to the Review of Vocational Education (The Wolf Report) starts by saying: Since Prince Albert established the Royal Commission in 1851 policy-makers ... Read More

School Partnerships: pitfalls and possibilities by Tim Brighouse

Increasingly schools are being encouraged to consider partnerships with other schools. This blog is intended to help schools make the best use of partnerships. First a word ... Read More

The English Baccalaureate by Tim Brighouse

The English Baccalaureate seems to have provoked three reactions. 'It is outrageous and exclusive rather than inclusive: we shall ignore it'. I came across this last night ... Read More

Building Schools for the Future High Court Decision by Dale Peters

The High Court has given its verdict in the case of six councils against the Secretary of State for Education regarding the Government's decision last year to stop Building ... Read More

The Education Bill - Second Reading by Dale Peters

The Education Bill was given its second reading in the House of Commons yesterday (8 February 2011). MPs backed the bill by 324 votes to 244, a majority of 80. Michael Gove ... Read More

Education Bill by Dale Peters

Summary The first draft of the Education Bill was published by the UK government on Thursday. Much of the content of the Bill had already featured in the Schools White Paper ... Read More

National Curriculum Review by Dale Peters

Today, at Twyford CoE School in west London, Michael Gove launched the Department for Education's (DfE) review the National Curriculum for 5-16 year olds in England. The new ... Read More

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