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

“I’m not a politician, I’m a parent” – why Educating Brentwood continues

Tomorrow (13th February) is the first anniversary of this website and the formal unveiling of Educating Brentwood. The founder members of the group had met, discussed and debated the developing educational landscape before then but it was on this date when we decided a public presence was absolutely necessary. An awful lot has happened in […] Continue reading

Guest Blog: “The Brentwood Local Delivery Group – Supporting local pupils and their families”

The degree of collaboration between Brentwood’s schools is largely invisible to most of us but some excellent support for families and students in the town are provided because of it. At our invitation, Susan Allen of the Brentwood Learning Partnership Association (BLPA), outlines what services are provided as part of this arrangement, how they came […] Continue reading