Guidance on coasting schools

April 7th, 2016 by Rachel Kamm

In all of the excitement about the proposals in the White Paper for all schools to become academies, there has been little discussion about the Guidance for local authorities and RSCs on Schools causing concern – Intervening in failing, underperforming and coasting schools. Alongside this guidance, the Government has published its response to the consultation exercise, which includes a useful summary of the amendments that the Government made to the Bill during its Parliamentary passage.  Read more »


New Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education

March 23rd, 2012 by Trevor S.

For those of you who follow such things, the Department for Education has announced the identity of the next Permanent Secretary of the Department.

The lucky winner is Chris Wormald, who is currently the Director General for the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office. His predecessor, Sir David Bell, has left to take up the Vice-Chancellorship of Reading University.

Mr Wormald will take up his new post at the end of March.