Author Archives: Paul Bradshaw

About Paul Bradshaw

Founder of Help Me Investigate. I'm a visiting professor at City University London's School of Journalism, and run an MA in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University. I publish the Online Journalism Blog, and am the co-author of the Online Journalism Handbook and Magazine Editing (3rd edition). I have a particular interest in Freedom of Information and data journalism.

Providing school places – who’s responsible, who does what

TweetA recent report (PDF)¬†from the National Audit Office on funding for new school places includes some useful background detail on how the school system works. In particular, a diagram (shown below) on who’s responsible for what provides a useful at-a-glance … Continue reading

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Useful education links for April 2nd through April 13th

TweetThese are the education links we found interesting between April 2nd and April 13th: Primary school pupils face rise in large classes – In 1998 Labour made it illegal for class sizes to go beyond 30 for children aged four … Continue reading

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Worth investigating? “Student investment” and student accommodation

TweetInvestment in student housing “more than doubled” last year, according to a January report in the Telegraph: “Investment is student accommodation has risen sharply over the past three years, during the worst financial crisis since the 1930s. “The jump in … Continue reading

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Useful education links for March 4th through March 28th

Tweet These are the education links we found interesting between March 4th and March 28th: Next Steps Taken for data.ac.uk… | OUseful.Info, the blog… – A new unveiling this week was the HE equipment register (which I think grew out … Continue reading

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School food hygiene ratings: how to find them in your area

TweetWith food hygiene in the news following the horsemeat scandal, I thought I’d put together a quick guide on getting information about your own local schools’ hygiene ratings. You can download FSA ratings of food hygiene for each local authority. … Continue reading

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Useful education links for January 11th through February 16th

Tweet These are the education links we found interesting between January 11th and February 16th: University students pay £550,000 fines in a year – Oxford and Cambridge rank seventh and fifth respectively in the fines table. Fines for missing a … Continue reading

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Useful education links for November 4th through January 2nd

Tweet These are the education links we found interesting between November 4th and January 2nd: £3.2 MILLION library fines bill for forgetful Midland students – Birmingham Mail – Times Higher Education – Public-backed funding to private college students shoots up … Continue reading

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3 useful searches for finding out about school management

TweetHere are three simple uses of advanced search techniques that can help you find out more about how a school is run: “Senior management team” site:sch.uk will look for pages that mention the exact phrase “senior management team” on school … Continue reading

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Useful education links for October 8th through October 15th

Tweet These are the education links we found interesting between October 8th and October 15th:

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Useful education links for August 23rd through September 12th

TweetThese are the education links we found interesting between August 23rd and September 12th:

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Useful education links for July 2nd through August 21st

TweetThese are the education links we found interesting between July 2nd and August 21st:

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Useful education links for June 22nd through July 2nd

TweetThese are the education links we found interesting between June 22nd and July 2nd:

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