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Improving School Governance

Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:15 am
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How better governors make better schools
(2ND EDITION: Routledge, 2016)

Nigel Gann, Hamdon Education Ltd., UK

This is the first book to be published for a number of years which embraces the entire field of school governance and provides guidance on how governing
boards can best support the continuing improvement of their schools. The purpose and outcomes of good governance are explored, and a model of strategic governance offered which covers every area of board activities. The new landscape of education is described and some possible futures envisaged. With a Foreword by... Read More

The inadequate – and unopened – academies that claim to be outst

Tue May 03, 2016 7:43 am
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A newly converted Somerset primary academy which advertised itself as providing an “outstanding” level of education has been forced to retract its claims by the Advertising Standards Authority.

Castle Primary School, in Stoke-sub-Hamdon near Yeovil, was rated inadequate at its last Ofsted inspection in 2014 and was put into special measures as a result. The local authority then decided to transform the failing school into an academy, with the Redstart Learning Trust, based in nearby Chard, chosen as the sponsor. The school adopted academy status on March 1 last year and was revisited by Of... Read More
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