SAGE Journal Articles

Woods, P., & Simkins, T. (2014). Understanding the local: Themes and issues in the experience of structural reform in England. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 42(3), 324–340.

This article utilises a context of trends in education policy since 1988 to examine the policies of the 2010 coalition government and through experience of the past, draw conclusions on future structural reform.   

Simkins, T., Coldron, J., Crawford, M. & Maxwell, B. (2019). Emerging schooling landscapes in England: How primary system leaders are responding to new school groupings. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 47(3), 331–348.

This article explores tensions in English primary schools as they respond to changes in the school system and the push towards academisation led by government policy since 2010.