Happy Christmas to all schools improvers – taking a break now until early 2016

Just a quick note to say we will be taking a short break now until the first full week back in January so we can all have a rest from the never-ending onslaught of schools news.

It has been quite a year for the site – without any promotion we have continued to grow and grow and have been visited by three hundred thousand unique users in 2015 who between them have been responsible for almost one and a half million page views.

Our email updates go out six days a week to nearly seven thousand subscribers and more than a third of these emails are opened on any typical day – an extremely high proportion for an email newsletter.

And on Twitter we now have over sixty thousand followers which is actually quite terrifying when you stop to think about it. But all this confirms just how engaged you all are with schools and how much you care about what is happening in education.

I hope we make life a little easier in helping you keep abreast of the latest developments and provide some interesting news, viewpoints and opportunities (along with the occasional story that makes you pull your hair out).

Thank you for visiting and sharing, and best wishes for a happy and healthy Christmas break.

See you all again soon!

Tony Harbron

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  1. Your website keeps me up-to-date with education news – essential for my educational blogging.  Have a great Christmas break and I look forward to the first post of next year.

  2. 5N_Afzal

    Thank you for the wonderful work you do keeping us up to date. Your email is almost always the first one I read every day! Also love the way you add comments, ask for opinions for every item and respond to our comments. This personal touch makes this site unique.
    Merry Christmas to you and see you in the New Year.

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