Parents need to know their school admissions rights – let’s help them

When I wrote Those concerned with “student quality” should be shamed not lauded last week I thought I had covered every instance of how some schools manipulate admissions to their school. Following interactions and communications locally since then I have realised that I have underestimated the depths to which some will stoop. Having been appraised of […] Continue reading

Customers not stakeholders: the death of local accountability

Next month is the fourth anniversary of the formation of Educating Brentwood. A relatively short time ago but long enough, it seems, for the central concerns about the threat to educational accountability that we resolved to highlight locally and nationally to become glaring realities. The consequences of adopting a free market approach to school commissioning […] Continue reading