About Schools Improvement


Schools Improvement was created by Tony Harbron in 2012 to gather the latest schools news in one place to help anyone interested in schools keep up-to-date with developments and opinions during a period of great change. In 2016, Tony joined forces with John Catt Educational and INK Education to continue running the service.

We hope to help readers make sense of media reports about schools and education by inviting feedback and comment, and by linking, where possible, to original sources/reports/documents so the reality behind the headlines can be properly understood.

The site features a daily round-up of schools-related stories from the media, plus polls, competitions, comment and guest posts. It is aimed at school leaders, teachers, governors, parents and policy makers (or anyone who cares about our schools!).

If you would like to receive a free daily update of new stories by email every morning just sign up for our bulletin here

If you have an interest in schools and/or education – in whatever capacity – and have something you’d like to share with our readers for the greater good please see our Guest Post guidelines.

Please don’t shoot the messenger…

We feature articles on this site because they are relevant to schools not because we endorse the views expressed.

We are trying to help those involved with or interested in schools to get a taste of what’s being said about schools in the media.

Some of the stories will be positive, some negative. Some will be from the right, some from the left. Some well informed, others less so. 

The beauty of the site is that the insights and wisdom of readers expressed through the comments and twitter replies soon pick apart ill-thought-out and ill-informed pieces.

We also do our best to include links to original sources so readers can see for themselves the background to the media stories.

JJA BWAbout John Catt Educational…

John Catt is a leading publisher of educational books, guides, magazines and journals, based in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Founded in 1959, the publishing house has built a reputation in independent, international and state education. John Catt is owned and run by the senior management team, James Rudge, Jonathan Barnes, and Alex Sharratt.

To contact John Catt Educational, click here.

About INK Education…

AH BWINK Education is the CPD company set up by John Catt in partnership with educationalist Andrew  Hammond in 2015. It ran its first training course in London in May 2015 and aims to generate new CPD opportunities for teachers and school leaders. Andrew is headteacher of a primary academy in Suffolk and an experienced educational author, speaker, presenter and teacher. INK is delighted to welcome Tony Harbron as a director following the new partnership with Schools Improvement.

Tony Harbron b&wAbout Tony Harbron…

Tony is a branding and communications expert and a former chief executive of a listed media company by background.

Tony has significant experience and expertise in schools marketing and helping educational organisations to communicate more effectively with parents and other stakeholders (especially in an online world).

He is an advisor to/investor in a number of organisations, specialising mainly in the fields of education and technology.

To email Tony click here

To connect with Tony on LinkedIn click here

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