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Greening departure

Thu, Jan 11th, 2018 12:00:00 am

We've lost another Education Secretary. How can we make any long term plans when there's such a rapid turnover of Ministers?

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Will we get the benefit of Hinds' sight for education?

Thu, Jan 11th, 2018 12:00:00 am

Just as one Damian departs the Cabinet, in comes another one - and this time as Education Secretary. Damian Hinds picks up the brief but is his heart really in the job? See what the Independent says here.

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Don't mention the money

Thu, Jan 11th, 2018 12:00:00 am

Here's an interesting one. Apparently there are 29 stand-alone academies that are paying their leaders in excess of £150,000. Of these, 13 are at risk of getting into financial difficulty.  DfE is refusing to name them because it does not want them placed under "undue pressure" and says they need a "safe space". Considering that DfE now wants single-status academies to join MATs, what better excuse does DfE need for saying they are uneconomic an must join a MAT?

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Is local grammar good or bad?

Thu, Jan 11th, 2018 12:00:00 am

It didn't take long for Mr Hinds' qualifications for his new job to come to light!! As long ago as 2014, he was calling for a grammar school in every county or major conurbation.

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