Monthly Archives: October 2016

fis-edsolutions ltd -bbc report Failing academies ‘not being taken over fast enough’

Failing academies are not being helped to improve fast enough in England by the government officials overseeing them, a committee of MPs has heard.

Just 84 of the 277 academies rated as inadequate between 2010 and 2015, had been found new academy sponsors, the Commons Education Committee heard.

Ian Mearns MP also said the oversight of failing academies was “not working”.

The government says failing academies face swifter action than struggling schools linked to local authorities.

Regional school commissioner for East Midlands and the Humber Janet Bexon Smith told the committee: “Re-brokerage does sometimes take time, and that is about finding the right match.

“We have got to persuade another trust to take on a school that has already been brokered once [converted to academy status].

“And we often find they will look at it, they have to do their due diligence, and say, ‘It is too broken, we would not be able to take it on,’” she said.

Another school commissioner, Rebecca Clark, who oversees the academies programme in the South West, told the committee the need to get new potential academy sponsors on board was a “very real priority” for her and her colleagues.

“Five to 10 to 15 years from now, we should have a system where we can catch schools before they go into decline,” she said.

 

fis-edsolutions ltd- bbc report School system does not reward the best head teachers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37717211

The school system systematically fails to recognise the head teachers who make the biggest impact in improving pupils’ chances, research suggests.

Heads who focus on short-term success, even at the expense of the long-term, tend to be rewarded by the system.

The study looked at 160 schools in England and is published in Harvard Business Review.

Leaders who build big, successful schools are less likely to be recognised.

The new research, produced by the Centre for High Performance, shared exclusively with BBC Newsnight and Schools Week, is based on internal administrative data from schools which covers everything from pay to timetables.

fis-edsolutions ltd- blogs a report that Jeremy Corbyn promised to fund student grants with higher business taxes and borrow more to build new council houses as he outlined Labour’s offer of “21st-century socialism” if Theresa May calls an election next year. The Labour leader said that he respected voters’ concerns about immigration but suggested that demands for curbs on numbers of new arrivals were “racist” in remarks sure to stoke the row over how the party should respond to the Brexit referendum. In an uncompromising response to appeals by Tom Watson, his deputy, not to “trash” New Labour, Mr Corbyn blamed Europe’s refugee crisis on “repeated…

Jeremy Corbyn promised to fund student grants with higher business taxes and borrow more to build new council houses as he outlined Labour’s offer of “21st-century socialism” if Theresa May calls an election next year.

The Labour leader said that he respected voters’ concerns about immigration but suggested that demands for curbs on numbers of new arrivals were “racist” in remarks sure to stoke the row over how the party should respond to the Brexit referendum.

In an uncompromising response to appeals by Tom Watson, his deputy, not to “trash” New Labour, Mr Corbyn blamed Europe’s refugee crisis on “repeated…