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Mon 6 March 2017

++ Funding commitment paves the way for Green Paper ambitions ++
++ Over 1,000 free schools to open by 2022 ++

Thu 23 February 2017

Taking place next month at the NEC in Birmingham, NSN will be delivering four sessions, including a keynote speech by Toby Young, Director of NSN.

The Education Show is the UK’s largest showcase of for CPD, teacher training and educational resources. Each year, thousands of education professionals gather to test and compare the latest resources, discuss policy and practice, and form collaborative links with their peers.

Wed 22 February 2017

“As the National Audit Office has said, free schools offer better value for money than previous school building programmes. They are the most cost effective way to create the 750,000 new school places we need between now and 2025. They are also more popular with parents and more likely to be rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted than any other type of school."

Tue 7 February 2017

"If the Government succeeds in its aim of creating between 225,000 and 275,000 new homes every year, we are going to need some new schools. The ambitious house-building programme is a great opportunity to get much-needed new schools built at no cost to the taxpayer. I’d like to see the planning process changed so developers find it easier to get planning consent if they’re proposing to build new schools alongside new houses.

Tue 7 February 2017

++ Number of arts GCSEs per pupil up since introduction of the EBacc ++
++ The more arts GCSEs students do, the better their schools perform ++
++ Charity calls for arts organisation to set up schools that marry arts with academics ++

Thu 19 January 2017

Free schools, which are three times more likely to be located in the most deprived areas of the country than the least deprived, today showed the impact they are having with free school students achieving attainment and progress 8 scores second only to converter academies.

Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School, a free school that opened in 2012, was the third highest performing state school by these measures.


Mon 9 January 2017

++ Exodus from London as families forced to leave behind England’s best schools in search of better quality of life ++

++ 45% of those leaving London are young families with children ++

++ NSN calls for new proposer groups to level the playing field++  

Thu 22 December 2016

Rory was a financial consultant advising a number of investors and listed companies in relation to shareholder value. In addition, he held a number of non-executive directorships, including at Alliance Trust plc.