Posts by: Jess.Staufenberg

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Teachers have accused the government of deliberately holding back approval for new ICT qualifications to force more pupils into the harder computing GCSE. Exam boards are still waiting...
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Schools are spending thousands of pounds on “question banks” to prepare pupils for exams and to improve assessment outcomes. The banks, which allow teachers to access different types...
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Multi-academy trusts that specialise in alternative provision are being asked to expand and sponsor new schools as local authority-run services are squeezed by greater demand. The number of...
Experts
There is a strange sense of relief in hearing a policy you have criticised for years finally be scrapped. I have long since argued against universal free school...
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Companies that run for-profit private schools overseas are “waiting” for the right opportunity to set up in England as the market for low-fee schools becomes more promising, say...
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Cuts to services that support pregnant pupils are leaving teachers having to act as “miracle workers”, with many schools shifting mothers-to-be into pupil referral units (PRUs) while keeping...
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More secondary moderns have moved from the lowest Ofsted ratings to good, leading some headteachers to say inspectors are recognising the impact of selection on their school data....
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Brexit will be one of the “top challenges” for schools in the next few years, hitting recruitment, funding and costs, says the head of policy at exam board...
Profiles
For a man who almost named his organisation the Society for the Prevention of Attacks on Secondary Moderns just to be able to abbreviate it to SPASM, Ian...
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The Department for Education has given teachers conflicting messages about when an approved list of 2019 technical and vocational qualifications will be finalised, leading many unable to prepare...
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Ofsted inspectors have received no training on secondary modern schools, despite them operating in some of the toughest conditions in the country. Laurence Reilly, a headteacher who is...