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

School Transport Policy change will affect parents throughout Essex – will you be one of them?

In the next two months parents throughout Essex will be applying for primary and secondary school places for their children but this time they will have a further factor to consider before making their choices. As we highlighted in a post from last October, (Essex County Council proposed school transport policy undermines parental choice […] Continue reading