UK Academies

ICT Has Been Cut Loose, Not Set Free

Mike Matthews | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Mike Matthews

The english language, unlike computer coding, is beautiful. The language is ever changing, different words from different counties make it the language of business and love. It allows for many words or expressions to be used in many different ways. It has rules that can be broken without any seeming rhyme nor reason.

Gove Facing Legal Action Over 'Illegal' Academy Bids

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove is facing legal action from a school after it accused the education secretary of attempting to illegally force the primary to convert to ...

Schools Minister Forced To Defend Academies After Headteacher Challenge

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Nick Gibb was forced to defend his government's academy plans after one headteacher's attack on the proposals was applauded by an audience of heads, t...

WATCH: Which State Secretary Bored Students To Sleep?

Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Far from being captivated by the charismatic Michael Gove and hanging onto his every word with baited breath, these students from Haberdashers' Aske's...

Gove: Those Who Oppose Academies Are Happy With Failure

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove has hit out at local authorities opposing his plans to replace 200 primary schools with academies calling them "obstructive ideologues" m...

Gove: Critics Of Academies Plan Are 'Enemies Of The Promise'

Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics

Critics of the government's academies programme are the "enemies of promise", Michael Gove said today, as he pushes ahead with plans to transform 200 ...

Out Of This World: Pupils Win Lesson From TV Star

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Pupils at a Yorkshire school will be given a lesson by TV science star Professor Brian Cox, after winning a nationwide competition, which saw them bea...

Labour Table Questions In Attempt To Expose Gove Private Email Scandal

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

In a bid to ascertain the full extent of the use of private email accounts for official business between Michael Gove and officials at the Department ...

New Academies 'Overpaid' By Government, Financial Times Says

PA | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Many schools which chose to convert to academy status last year were mistakenly given extra public funding, in some cases worth tens of thousands of p...

School Turns Off Radiators To 'Save Planet'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A head teacher has been called "barbaric" after turning the school heating off on one of the coldest days of the year - all to "save the planet". R...

Hogwarts Banquets Teach Pupils 'Used To TV Dinners' How To Eat

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

An academy in Grimsby is hosting Hogwarts-style banquets to teach pupils from one of the poorest areas of the UK how to use a knife and fork. Havel...

Education Bill Receives Royal Assent

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The coalition government's education bill received Royal Assent on Tuesday, meaning its provisions will now be implemented in schools across England. ...

The Free Schools Programme is Important - and Labour are Confused

Damian Hinds | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Damian Hinds

To revisit briefly, the germ of this debate and Twigg's latest article: last Friday, an interview appeared in the Liverpool Daily Post entitled 'I will back free schools, says Labour's new shadow education minister Stephen Twigg'. This was a significant (and extremely welcome) shift.

Stephen Twigg's U-Turn On A U-Turn

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Politics

Labour's new shadow education secretary has rolled back from comments he made supporting free schools, saying on Sunday he still had "real concerns" a...

Flagship Academy Gets Green Light To Expand

PA | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

One of England's original academy schools has been given the go ahead to expand. Mossbourne Academy in Hackney, east London, has been granted permi...

Gove's Milestone: 1,000 Converted Academies Now Open

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

As the 1,000th converted academy opens, more than one million children - or one in three secondary pupils - in England are reported to attend academie...

Lucy Sherriff

Schools Shun Faith Worship Law, Prompting Calls For Repeal

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A large number of schools in England are ignoring a statutory requirement to provide daily collective worship, a survey has found, renewing debate ove...

MAP: Gove's Free Schools

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Despite facing opposition, the first free schools are due to open this September. Championed by Education Secretary Michael Gove, there are 24; eight ...

Schools Should Favour Poor, Says Sutton Trust Report

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Schools should give priority to children from poor backgrounds in an attempt to further social mobility, a report by the Sutton Trust said on Friday. ...

Can Companies Turn Round the UK's Inner Cities?

Colin Morrison | Posted 20.10.2011 | UK
Colin Morrison

Let's get past the UK riots, cut through the political rhetoric, and separate the crimes from inner city deprivation. As the flakey media lose interest, it is time for politicians to get back to the jigsaw puzzle. But the picture has changed.

Forward thinking - Education for all our Futures

Christine Blower | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Christine Blower

The National Union of Teachers believes in an education system that provides the best for all our children and for all our communities - a good local school for every child. Joined up thinking and democratic accountability are crucial but, as we approach the new school year, this vision is under renewed threat.