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Should we allow faith selection? Should the 50% cap be lifted from faith selective schools to allow their expansion?

With a view to increasing the number of good school places and thereby improving social mobility, the government has proposed a series of measures to ‘unlock’ new supply from ‘premium’ Sponsors from the independent sector, from HE, grammar school groups, and faith communities.

CMRE Forum roundtable, 15th November 2016

‘Further work required: selective schooling, outcomes, and a better way towards more equitable education’

Further work required: selective schooling, outcomes, and a better way towards more equitable education

As part of a wider commitment to improving social mobility by increasing the number of good school places, the government has proposed reform and expansion of grammar schools, prohibited since the 1998 School Standards and Frameworks Act.

Should for-profit providers of education services be excluded from the schools market? A review of theory and evidence

Opponents of the idea that schools could be owned and operated by businesses for profit often claim that such can only come at the expense of quality. Until relatively recently, there's been little rigourous evidence to help settle this question, but now that there is, it's clear that there’s no basis for this claim, and therefore for excluding commercial operators.

CMRE Forum breakfast, 31st August 2016

‘Autonomy? Accountability? Leadership?: What’s stopping Academies?’

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