logo-education
0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

all-through academy numbers set to soar

15 September 2011

The new school’s commissioner, Dr Elizabeth Sidwell, has said she is eager to see more all-through schools opening as academies under her watch. These schools are created by a secondary school joining up with one or more feeder primaries to educate children from age 3 through to 18.

Dr Sidwell hopes that removing the transitional period between primary and secondary education will eliminate the acknowledged ‘dip’ in performance between these phases of education. A child should be more confident and familiar in their surroundings if they do not have to switch schools at age 11.

However, it is not all plain sailing. Some schools, (especially small primaries) may be concerned that they would lose their autonomy by joining up with a secondary. Others may have concerns about bringing together two or more very different organisational structures.

These concerns can be overcome by careful planning and by considering all aspects of an all-through school proposal to ensure each school is content with the arrangement.

related opinions

Levelling Up – What now for education policy?

Following the Conservatives’ election victory in December the new government will be able to implement their election manifesto in full.

View blog

Multi Skilled Visit: what is the impact of it being a right under the new Electronic Communications Code?

A Multi Skilled Visit (MSV) is when a survey is carried out on behalf of operators for the purpose of seeing whether a new site is suitable for the installation and operation of electronic communications equipment.

View blog

UK universities receive fire and safety complaints

Statistics released by Eaton indicate that 1 in 4 Universities have received complaints about fire safety issues or building evacuation procedures from students, staff or members of the public in the last 5 years.

View blog

High Court issues injunction to LGBT teaching protestors

The High Court yesterday handed down its judgement in relation to an application for an injunction by Birmingham City Council, preventing protests in the vicinity outside of the Anderton Park School.

View blog

mailing list sign up



Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up