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Following launch of a government consultation last week, Claire Alderson asks whether planned new powers for regional schools commissioners are a further move towards a homogenous education system. In education, creativity should be allowed free reign, and teachers with ample experience and expertise in the profession should be trusted. So why, then, after greatly accelerating the academies...

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Hannah Ranson who leads our work with schools reflects on the reputation of the Free Schools programme. On Tuesday (21st October) I attended a Westminster Education Forum event on 'The future shape of England's school system - academies, free schools and accountability and policy options'; an ambitious topic to cover in the space of one morning! During one of the sessions there was a question...

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On the day the Social Mobility and Poverty Commission publishes its second State of the Nation report, Jordan Kenny explores whether elitism is alive in the HE sector. No matter what your political affiliation, you will hear the main party leaders say that education is a fundamental driver of social mobility that gives everyone, no matter their background and social status, the chance to excel...

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