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Researchers slam Laker and Hil...

Sep 22, 2017 by

Jess Staufenberg – Rival researchers have condemned a new study that recommends controversial ways headteachers can turn...

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Private schools repeatedly fai...

Sep 19, 2017 by

Jess Staufenberg – Almost 200 small independent schools are still open despite repeatedly failing to reach Ofsted standards,...

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Minister slams academics who w...

Sep 10, 2017 by

Alix Robertson – Schools minister Nick Gibb has slammed academics refusing to engage with researchED, an international project...

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Mixed-ability groups barely ex...

Sep 4, 2017 by

Alix Robertson – Teaching pupils in mixed-ability groups is so unpopular that researchers struggled to find enough examples to...

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EBacc grades drop as pupils pu...

Aug 28, 2017 by

Jess Staufenberg – GCSE results reveal a spike in the lowest grades in some core EBacc subjects, which experts have said could...

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A-level results 2017: History ...

Aug 21, 2017 by

A-Levels 2017: ‘Politics yay, history boo’ – the changing tastes of 18-year-olds Freddie Whittaker – Record numbers of pupils...

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Boys’ A-level performanc...

Aug 14, 2017 by

Freddie Whittaker – This year’s A-level results are expected to show a surge in performance among boys, despite a fall in top...

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1 in 6 schools have character ...

Aug 4, 2017 by

Billy Camden – Fewer than one in six schools have formal plans in place to build character in pupils, despite nearly £10...

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Mixed schools boost ethnic int...

Aug 2, 2017 by

John Dickens – Pupils have less “anxiety” towards peers from other ethnic groups when they are taught in mixed schools, a...

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Dropping practicals from scien...

Jul 31, 2017 by

Dropping practicals from science A-level grades gets mixed response, says Ofqual report Jess Staufenberg – The reformed science...

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Ofsted prepares to prosecute f...

Jul 28, 2017 by

Alix Robertson – Four illegal schools are refusing to comply with government enforcement notices to cease their operation...

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Single textbook approved for m...

Jul 24, 2017 by

Billy Camden – The government has approved just one textbook as part of its £41 million maths mastery programme – falling short...

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Homework contracts raise stand...

Jul 17, 2017 by

Jess Staufenberg – Schools should establish homework contracts with parents to set out everyone’s responsibilities in making...

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PISA tests for 5-year-olds

Jul 15, 2017 by

Freddie Whittaker – Organisers of the new computer-based PISA tests the UK is to pilot for five-year-olds have hotly denied...

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Reform grammar schools or pull...

Jul 12, 2017 by

Freddie Whittaker – Ministers are under pressure to reform grammar schools or pull their funding after new government data...

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Secondary attainment gap still...

Jun 27, 2017 by

John Dickens – The attainment gap between poor and wealthy children has remained “stubbornly large” in secondary schools...

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Ofsted to look more closely at...

Jun 23, 2017 by

Jess Staufenberg – The curriculum has been lost “as a needle in a haystack” within Ofsted inspections despite being the “real...

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Cheltenham College ‘disgrace’ ...

Jun 9, 2017 by

Alix Robertson – A private school with annual fees of £35,000 is looking to take on a £3.50-an-hour apprentice to tend its...

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UTCs plan to switch recruitmen...

Jun 5, 2017 by

Billy Camden – University technical colleges across the country are planning to recruit pupils a year before their standard 14...

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Scaled-up literacy scheme fail...

May 30, 2017 by

John Dickens – A scaled-up scheme to train teaching assistants to deliver literacy interventions to struggling pupils has not...

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