Larchwood Primary to continue progress as an academy with a local sponsor

As reported in this week’s local press, Larchwood Primary School will become an academy from May 1st this year. The recently expanded Brentwood Academies Trust will become it’s sponsor. http://www.brentwoodgazette.co.uk/Inadequate-Larchwood-Primary-School-shepherded-St/story-20409372-detail/story.html#ixzz2pjMFfDqy The Trust was formerly known as St Martins Academy Trust which was formed when the Hutton secondary school converted from local authority control in 2011. […] Continue reading

If an “impact” is what you seek, how valid is the assessment?

Last week the UK’s largest teaching union, the National Union of Teachers (NUT), released a statement confirming that, 18 months after their initial request, they had secured an obligation on the Department for Education (DfE) to release free school impact assessments: “The National Union of Teachers is delighted that the Information Commissioner has upheld the […] Continue reading