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Editorial Comment: A very expensive mess

The academies programme is an expensive mess and, in the face of overwhelming evidence, the government is burying its head in the sand. It’s time for a radical rethink...
SecEd 497: Thursday, December 7

SecEd 497: Thursday, December 7

The final edition of SecEd for the autumn term published on Thursday, December 7. The next edition of SecEd, is due out on January 4. For more information, email and to register for our free weekly (during term time) ebulletin offering best practice, news and commentary, go to

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