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

DfE FOI request refusals – “protection” or inhibiting “choice”?

As we have previously covered, in December the Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, ruled that the Department for Education (DfE) needed to rapidly improve the response rate to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests that they received (DfE in “special measures” – what would happen if they were a school? http://wp.me/p2dr6s-d1). This week, basic information regarding proposals […] Continue reading