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The gap in achievement between 15-year-old pupils in England in key subjects is one of the largest and most unequal among developed countries, a release of international test...
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The low number of pupils achieving a GCSE in English and maths has been blamed for a recruitment crisis in early years education. Experts say that rules introduced...
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The only secondary school on the Isles of Scilly has been placed in special measures and told an academy order will now be triggered, raising the question of...
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Sir David Carter, the national schools commissioner, has said the new £140 million strategic school improvement fund proves the government’s intentions have shifted from “mass conversion to mass improvement”. The...
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The number of teachers gaining qualified status (QTS) through an “assessment-only” route – involving about four hours of lesson observation and no further training – has more than...
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Pupils in Catholic schools are the “most ethnically diverse in the country”, proving that a religious ethos is “not divisive”, says the Catholic Education Service (CES). The Catholic...
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Academies can expect auditors to look “increasingly closely” at dwindling levels of cash reserves with experts warning the new national funding formula will not be a “miracle cure”...
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Five parliamentary select committees have written to Justine Greening to say the demand for compulsory sex and relationships education (SRE), and personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)...
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Girls in year 5 performed “significantly” worse than boys in mathematics in England, amid a mixed global picture for closing gender gaps in attainment, according to an analysis...
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England has retained its place as a solid performer in maths and science for year 5 and year 9 pupils – but has seen no overall improvement since...
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The government has refused a committee recommendation to make it statutory for schools to develop a specific approach to sexual harassment among pupils, despite numerous MPs calling for...