Posts by: Jess.Staufenberg

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Several national newspapers this week reported Brent Council as the first in Britain to allow multi-belief school assemblies in place of daily Christian worship – but Schools Week...
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Sir Michael Wilshaw has become a trustee at Education Policy Institute (EPI) following his departure from Ofsted at the end of last year. The former chief inspector has joined...
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Ofsted has urged its inspectors to crack down on schools found to be “off-rolling” pupils, suggesting those transferring large numbers of children before their Year 11 exams could...
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Nearly one in five schools are failing to manage asbestos properly – with the government having to intervene in more than 100 schools found to be a “significant...
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The government should roll out an annual entitlement of continual professional development (CPD) for all teachers to boost retention rates, cross-party MPs have claimed. The education select committee has...
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The education select committee has published its teacher retention and recruitment inquiry today. The report gives a number of recommendations for improving recruitment, particularly across hard-pressed subjects and regions,...
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A programme for “chartered teacher status” will open next year, promises the Chartered College of Teaching. But critics question how “proven expertise” will be measured. Lucy Crehan (pictured),...
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A primary school will re-open above a Lidl supermarket in a move experts say shows the “huge need” for free school sites as many languish in temporary accommodation....
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Schools that lose high proportions of pupils to university technical colleges (UTCs) and studio schools often have to “reintegrate” youngsters a year later because institutions close or pupils...
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A long-awaited Ofsted report on the “reliability” of inspections – tested through sending two inspectors to a school to see if they give the same judgment – will...
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The EBacc has prompted a rise in pupils taking at least one arts subject at GCSE – but the number of teachers and contact hours dedicated to those subjects have...