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Special Educational Needs Reforms by Ina Zuncke

The Department for Education has announced the reforms to special educational needs in its formal response to the public consultation on its Green Paper "Support and ... Read More

Academies Update: April 2012 by Ina Zuncke

Latest statistics from the Department for Education reveal that there are now 1,776 academies open in England (as of 1st April). This number is made up of 355 sponsored ... Read More

Academy chains: implications for leadership by Ina Zuncke

As of 1st of March 2012 there were 1,635 academies open in England, of which 1,298 were converted academies and 337 sponsored academies. A further 161 sponsored academies, ... Read More

Academies Update: February 2012 by Ina Zuncke

The latest data released by the Department for Education (DfE) shows that as of 1st of February 2012, there are 1,580 academies open in England. The number of open ... Read More

ICT in Schools by Ina Zuncke

There is little doubt that technology plays a huge role in our society, with increasing use of computer technology in our everyday lives and an increasing number of people ... Read More

Autumn Statement 2011 by Dale Peters

Yesterday's Autumn Statement (previously known as the Pre-Budget Report) provided some additional detail on school funding up until the end of Parliament. A total of £1.2 ... Read More

Business Intelligence: does it have a place in our schools? by Admin

School improvement starts here! At the National College New Heads Conference this morning, Matt Walker (RM Education) and Robin Sutton (an independent educational ... Read More

Important information for schools converting to Academy status before September by Admin

It's come to our attention the fact that a number of schools risk losing, in some cases, significant surplus revenue funds if converting to academy status before September. ... Read More

School Funding: More Questions Than Answers by Dale Peters

School Funding The final day of Parliament before the summer recess saw the Government's response to the Review of Education Capital in England and the launch of ... Read More

Academies: The Story So Far by Dale Peters

All I seem to be writing about at the moment is academies, but it forms a major component of the Government's education policy, so I think that's okay. Rather than bring you ... Read More

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