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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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    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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    ‘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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    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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    Issues in the Development of Children’s Centres on Nursery and Primary School Sites.Jane Lewis, Cathy Finnegan & Anne West - 2011 - Educational Studies 37 (4):435-445.
    This paper explores the development of children’s centres in England between 2004 and 2008, focusing on the newly created centres that have been located on primary and nursery school sites. Using both an analysis of policy documents and interview data from three urban local authorities, we examine the use of premises and the differing priorities of centre staff and school heads, particularly in relation to the balance of services between early years education, childcare and family support. We also explore governance (...)
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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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    Market‐Oriented School Reform in England and Finland: School Choice, Finance and Governance.Anne West & Annamari Ylönen - 2010 - Educational Studies 36 (1):1-12.
    This paper explores the introduction of market‐oriented reforms into school‐based education in England and Finland. The contexts into which reforms were introduced differed, with a fully comprehensive system being in place in Finland but not in England; the motives were also different; and different trajectories have since been followed. Whilst there are apparent similarities, with choice and diversity having a high political profile in each country, the policy mix varies: two different models can be discerned, with the Finnish reforms being (...)
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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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    School Diversity and Social Justice: Policy and Politics.Anne West & Peter Currie - 2008 - Educational Studies 34 (3):241-250.
    This paper focuses on the long established diversity in the English education system – independent schools, grammar schools and religious schools – and in so doing explores tensions between education policy, politics and social justice. It explores the differential access to these different types of school, their social composition and implications for social justice and for wider society. It is argued that if social justice is to be a goal of government, further policy changes are needed over and above those (...)
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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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    Specialist Schools: An Exploration of Competition and Co-Operation.Kate Bell & Anne West - 2003 - Educational Studies 29 (2-3):273-289.
    This paper examines the specialist schools programme in England and, in particular, the issue of co-operation between specialist and non-specialist secondary schools. It explores the policy and how it has evolved over time, before examining literature relating to specialist schools, segregation and achievement. A small-scale research study, which involved interviews with officials at national and local levels, and in specialist schools, and a survey of non-specialist schools is described and results analysed. Although the specialist schools programme appears to have facilitated (...)
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    Selectivity, Admissions and Intakes to ‘Comprehensive’ Schools in London, England.Anne West & Audrey Hind - 2006 - Educational Studies 32 (2):145-155.
    This study focuses on admissions criteria used for ‘comprehensive’ secondary schools in London, UK. It was found that schools whose admissions were controlled by the local authority were more likely to report giving priority to children with medical/social needs and special educational needs than were schools that controlled their own admissions; the latter were more likely to report the use of various potentially ‘creaming’ criteria. There was also more ‘selectivity’ among London comprehensive schools with autonomy over admissions, with higher proportions (...)
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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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    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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    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.
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    Exam-Oriented Education and Implementation of Education Policy for Migrant Children in Urban China.Bo Hu & Anne West - 2015 - Educational Studies 41 (3):249-267.
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    Campaigns by Parents to Set Up New Schools in England: Issues and Barriers.Hazel Pennell & Anne West - 2009 - Educational Studies 35 (1):37-52.
    This paper focuses on the role of parents in the planning and setting up of new secondary schools in the context of proposals to extend the right of parents in relation to new schools. The research focused on 15 parent campaigns that had recently taken place or were ongoing: seven aimed to obtain new schools and eight to prevent new schools being set up. Interviews were carried out with members of the campaigns, local authority officials, academy sponsors and a DfES (...)
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    Teacher Assessment in the Inner City at Key Stage 1.Pam Sammons, Anne West & Jean Hailes - 1996 - Educational Studies 22 (2):261-276.
    This study examines the experience of national teacher assessment in a sample of inner‐city infant schools. In particular, it addresses the conduct of teacher assessment in the three core curriculum areas of English, mathematics and science, and modifications made for children with English as a second language and those with special educational needs. Two distinct approaches to teacher assessment emerged, with integration into classroom activities occurring in some cases, but frequently separate ‘bolt‐on’ activities being carried out. It is interesting to (...)
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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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    Classroom Organisation and Teaching Approaches at Key Stage One: Meeting the Needs of Children with and Without Additional Educational Needs in Five Inner City Schools.Anne West, Jean Hailes & Pam Sammons - 1995 - Educational Studies 21 (1):99-117.
    This study is based on case studies of five inner city schools and focuses on organisation and teaching approaches used by teachers of Year 2 classes. It also addresses teaching approaches adopted and support for children with ‘additional’ educational needs, operationalised in terms of both special educational needs and English language needs. Planning was almost universally carried out on a weekly basis, with longer‐term planning also being apparent. Varied responses in relation to teachers’ aims and teaching approaches adopted emerged. These (...)
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