‘Academies are a waste of public money’ – says leading UK Head Teacher, raising questions over their existence in the first place Reporter - Chrys Salter We all know of that one school in the wrong side of town, the one with the lowest GCSE results in the area year upon year and their student’s main objective is to stay out of prison, let alone make it to college or university. The conservative government have taken the ‘academy model’ introduced by the previous labour government in the early millennium, and have morphed it into something completely different, and let’s be honest, something utterly beyond recognition and salvation. Let’s begin by looking closely at what it means to be an academy in December 2016… Academies are independent, state-funded schools, which receive thei
More than 30% of ‘outstanding’ secondary schools in England were kept at the same inspection grade in their follow up Ofsted inspection, despite seeing a “significant deterioration” in their academic performance, a new analysis has revealed. Reporter - Chrys Salter Research by the Education Policy Institute, published in November, found large numbers of schools are maintaining positive Ofsted grades despite a “significant deterioration” in results, as the government introduces a new performance measure for secondary schools which focuses on progress rather than individual student outcomes. The research analysis of Ofsted inspection grades and the new performance data from 2007 to 2016, found that almost 34% of outstanding secondary schools who saw their performance progress stall or d
When students get a day off from college or university work most want to relax. Watching football on the weekend is a great way to relieve any stress. But some students are unable to see their favourite players live. Reporter: Sajid Hassan Match and season tickets in the Premier League have risen for the top clubs and are forcing money stretching students away. One alternative may be to invest in your local club. A cheaper alternative to the big leagues, you could have a more enjoyable experience. Below is my three minute audio piece about rising season ticket prices and possible solutions. A shorter piece was featured in the Voice of London radio show. Also check out my other article for more money saving ideas. For example: instead of watching the Arsenal/Tottenham derby from the Em...
Despite Tyson Fury's controversial, crude and over exaggerated character, has his personal issues allowed his outlandish persona to be understood? Reporter: Alex Zendra Tyson Fury, the unconventional, weird, outrageous British boxer who accomplished an unlikely task, ending the decade reign of- Wladimir Klitschko- in their fight. The Britton- Fury saw his stock had risen from defeating the Ukrainian world champion- from the boxing community. Not exactly from the entire British public. Many people understand the former heavyweight champion of the world to be, brash, arrogant, rude and a weird character-… but an excellent pugilist. Tyson had left remarks which the media understood as sexism, anti-Semitism and homophobia. Statements such as “Zionist Jewish people own all the banks all