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    Governance of Academies in England: The Return of “Command and Control”?Anne West, David Wolfe & Basma B. Yaghi - 2024 - British Journal of Educational Studies 72 (2):131-154.
    School-based education in England has undergone significant changes since 2010, with a huge expansion of academies, schools outside local authority control, funded directly by central government. Academies and local authority (LA) maintained schools are subject to different legislative and regulatory frameworks. This paper focuses on the governance of LA maintained schools, single academy trusts (SATs) and schools that are part of multi-academy trusts (MATs). The research involved analysing legislative provision, policy documents, and documents addressing the governance arrangements of a sample (...)
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    The Development of the Academies Programme: ‘Privatising’ School-Based Education in England 1986–2013.Anne West & Elizabeth Bailey - 2013 - British Journal of Educational Studies 61 (2):137-159.
    ABSTRACT The secondary school system in England has undergone a radical transformation since 2010 with the rapid expansion of independent academies run by private companies (?academy trusts?) and funded directly by central government. This paper examines the development of academies and their predecessors, city technology colleges, and explores the extent and nature of continuity and change. It is argued that processes of layering and policy revision, together with austerity measures arising from economic recession, have resulted in a system-wide change with (...)
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    School Admissions: Increasing Equity, Accountability and Transparency.Anne West, Hazel Pennell & Philip Noden - 1998 - British Journal of Educational Studies 46 (2):188 - 200.
    This paper examines the impact of education reforms on school admissions policies and practices. It discusses the changes that are needed to improve the current system, especially in areas where the market is highly developed. It is concluded that the new legislation to be enacted by the current Labour Government should be beneficial, but that more far-reaching changes are needed for the admissions process to be equitable, transparent and accountable.
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    Accountability and Sanctions in English Schools.Anne West, Paola Mattei & Jonathan Roberts - 2011 - British Journal of Educational Studies 59 (1):41-62.
    This paper focuses on accountability in school-based education in England. It explores notions of accountability and proposes a new framework for its analysis. It then identifies a number of types of accountability which are present in school-based education, and discusses each in terms of who is accountable to whom and for what. It goes on to examine the sanctions associated with each type of accountability and some possible effects of each type. School performance cross-cuts virtually all facets of accountability, but (...)
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    Funding Early Years Education And Care: Can A Mixed Economy Of Providers Deliver Universal High Quality Provision?Anne West, Jonathan Roberts & Philip Noden - 2010 - British Journal of Educational Studies 58 (2):155-179.
    There has been a focus on policies relating to early years education and care across the developed world and particularly in Europe. In the UK, there has been a raft of policy changes alongside increased investment. However, this paper argues that these changes may not be sufficient to meet EU objectives in terms of quality or the government's policy goals of high quality, affordable and accessible early years education and care. There are major issues that appear to militate against achieving (...)
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    How New is New Labour? The Quasi-market and English Schools 1997 to 2001.Anne West & Hazel Pennell - 2002 - British Journal of Educational Studies 50 (2):206-224.
    This paper focuses on the reforms made to the quasi-market in school-based education in England that occurred between May 1997 and May 2001. It discusses the changes that have taken place in relation to parental choice, admissions to schools, school diversity, funding and examination 'league tables'. The Labour Government can be seen as having embraced the quasi-market with a similar enthusiasm to that of its Conservative predecessors although it has tended to emphasise social inclusion as opposed to competition. While it (...)
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    ‘Nationalising’ and Transforming the Public Funding of Early Years Education (and care) in England 1996–2017.Anne West & Philip Noden - 2019 - British Journal of Educational Studies 67 (2):145-167.
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    Publishing School Examination Results in England: Incentives and consequences.Anne West & Hazel Pennell - 2000 - Educational Studies 26 (4):423-436.
    Since 1992, the quality daily national press in England has published the examination results of secondary schools. In this paper, we discuss the policy context, the results that are published, how they are used by parents making preferences for secondary schools and the consequences of their publication. Overall, the publication of examination results has created a range of incentives for those in the education market place. These incentives serve to strengthen the position of certain categories of pupils on the one (...)
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    School choice, equity and social justice: The case for more control.Anne West - 2006 - British Journal of Educational Studies 54 (1):15-33.
    This paper focuses on school choice and the extent to which admissions to publicly-funded secondary schools in England address issues of equity and social justice. It argues that schools with responsibility for their own admissions are more likely than others to act in their own self interest by 'selecting in' or 'creaming' particular pupils and 'selecting out' others. Given this, it is argued that individual schools should not be responsible for admissions. Instead, admissions should be the responsibility of a local (...)
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    ‘Banding’ and secondary school admissions: 1972–2004.Anne West - 2005 - British Journal of Educational Studies 53 (1):19 - 33.
    This paper focuses on the system of banding used in England by the former Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) in order to seek to obtain an intake to secondary schools that was balanced in terms of ability. The first part of the paper provides a brief history of the system of banding, how it was informed by verbal reasoning testing and how it was subsequently based on the results of a specially constructed reading test. The second part of the paper (...)
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    ‘Banding’ and secondary school admissions: 1972–2004.Anne West - 2005 - British Journal of Educational Studies 53 (1):19-33.
    This paper focuses on the system of banding used in England by the former Inner London Education Authority in order to seek to obtain an intake to secondary schools that was balanced in terms of ability. The first part of the paper provides a brief history of the system of banding, how it was informed by verbal reasoning testing and how it was subsequently based on the results of a specially constructed reading test. The second part of the paper examines (...)
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    Choices and Expectations at Primary and Secondary Stages in the State and Private Sectors.Anne West, Philip Noden, Ann Edge, Miriam David & Jackie Davies - 1998 - Educational Studies 24 (1):45-60.
    This paper examines a range of issues concerned with the process of choosing schools in the private and state sectors at the primary/pre‐preparatory stage and at the time of transfer to secondary/senior school. The findings indicate that choices about schools are made at different times and in different ways by parents who use the state and private sectors. One of the key findings is that the process of choosing a school begins earlier in the private than in the state sector; (...)
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    Examination Results of Pupils Offered Assisted Places: comparing GCE Advanced level results in independent and state schools.Anne West & Robert West - 1997 - Educational Studies 23 (2):287-293.
    This paper reports the findings of a study comparing the public examination results at GCE advanced and advanced supplementary levels of pupils with assisted places in the independent sector and pupils in the state sector of similar ability. The examination entries and results of pupils with APs were compared with those of pupils who had gained an AP at the same school but had not attended that school; they had, instead, taken their A levels in the state sector. After controlling (...)
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    Legislation, ideas and pre-school education policy in the twentieth century: From targeted nursery education to universal early childhood education and care.Anne West - 2020 - British Journal of Educational Studies 68 (5):567-587.
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    Paying for Higher Education in England: Funding Policy and Families.Anne West, Jonathan Roberts, Jane Lewis & Philip Noden - 2015 - British Journal of Educational Studies 63 (1):23-45.