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Of all the Big Ideas bequeathed by the Blair government, the one that has intrigued foreign leaders more than most is his Delivery Unit, headed up by Sir Michael Barber in the early 2000s.
The idea that success is the mundane application of a handful of disciplines ("government by routine, not government by spasm") may not appeal to a politician's ego, the glossy brochure industry or the media but "it works", says Sir Michael.
Almost a quarter of a million fewer children are being taught in failing secondary schools compared with three years ago, new figures suggest.
Find out how your school fared in our interactive graphic, below.
COMMENTBy Giles Broadbent
Canary Wharf Group sponsors a coding club network across Tower Hamlets.
This nationwide network of volunteer after-school clubs aims to let children rip the screen off their computers and tablets and let them rummage around with the gubbins inside.
By Giles Broadbent
In a borough where 72 per cent of residents are "deprived" and where 57 per cent of children live in poverty, it is little wonder that the Tower Hamlets Foodbank is in great demand.
(The average Tower Hamlets salary is £11,400 and, in Canary Wharf, £95,000 so it's also not surprising that Wharfers have stepped into help fill shelves, bags and bellies this season.)
By Lutfur Rahman
This has been a remarkable week for our borough, which has made national headlines in the wake of an independent academic study into the turnaround of our borough's schools.
In 1997 Tower Hamlets schools were rated the worst in the country.