Archive | September, 2017

Warning over ‘looming secondary school place squeeze’ | BBC News

7 Sep

The Learning Renaissance

A potential shortage of school places looms ahead in secondary schools in England, councils are warning.

The Local Government Association says schools will be thousands of places short over the next few years as a population bulge moves up from primary.

It says schools in 12 councils will be over capacity by 2018, rising to nearly half of councils within five years.

But the Department for Education attacked the figures as “thoroughly misleading”.

Read more on the BBC website: Warning over ‘looming secondary school place squeeze’ | BBC News

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Graham Brown-Martin on what is driving the Department for Education

4 Sep

The Learning Renaissance

A timely article on the state of the UK Department for Education, its policies and practices, from Graham Brown-Martin of The Revolution…

The government position on education since Michael Gove, now championed by Greening and Nick Gibb, Secretary of State for School Standards, has been firmly fixed on dismantling progressive, personalised, learner-centred education. Instead, government ideologues, their advisers and think tanks, have driven through retrograde policies that seek to make school education both teacher-centred and teacher-proof.

Read the full article here: Jobs for the boys | Medium

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