Posts by: Freddie Whittaker

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Labour has the “political will and vision” to make England’s education system “the envy of the world”, the shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has said today, but school...
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A lower 11-plus test pass mark will be introduced for poorer pupils in a bid to make grammar schools more inclusive, but research suggests this could defeat the...
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Academy bosses should not be taking decisions which have a negative impact on other trusts, Sir David Carter has warned. One of the “biggest challenges” Carter said he...
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School leaders heckled the education secretary Justine Greening today over claims that grammar schools help close the attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils. Heads shouted “rubbish” and audibly groaned...
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Geoff Barton strides around his school with the pride of a parent whose child has won a prize for being the best in everything. As he paces the...
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Headteachers are being forced to increase class sizes to cope with funding pressures, with some leaders reporting they are now teaching pupils in classes of 40 or more. Of...
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Plans to fund free transport for disadvantaged pupils to grammar schools could leave councils and schools out of pocket, with one Oxfordshire councillor warning that the move could...
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Pupils with low prior attainment at partially selective schools are less likely to achieve good GCSEs than those at non-selective schools, analysis by the National Foundation for Education...
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The chancellor Philip Hammond has unveiled his spring budget in the House of Commons today. Most of the education announcements were released in advance, so there were few...
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More than £530 million will be set aside in this week’s budget to create new free schools and improve existing school buildings. But the announcement has raised questions about...
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Disadvantaged pupils will be offered free transport to grammar schools up to 15 miles from their home under new government plans. The chancellor Philip Hammond is set to...