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The reformed science A-levels could be driving higher-ability pupils away from practicals, after mandatory experiments were dropped from the curriculum, according to a new Ofqual report. Most teachers...
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Examiners disagreed with each other on the marks they gave nearly three quarters of the time during a recent trial of exam papers. And according to a report...
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Nineteen local authorities have opened applications to run 19 new special free schools, as new figures reveal that more pupils with special needs are moving into specialist provision...
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Up to 93,000 retired teachers have been underpaid £35 million of their pensions after a calculation “error” went unnoticed for four years, Schools Week can reveal. The teachers,...
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Just four per cent of Gypsy, Roma and Irish traveller pupils manage to access higher education in Britain today, far less than the national average of 40 per...
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An academy trust will hand all its teachers and school leaders a two-per-cent pay rise, even though the government has capped pay increases at one per cent. The...
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The proportion of pupils permanently excluded from school has risen, government data shows. Statistics released by the Department for Education show that 0.08 per cent of pupils in...
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Half of all pupils who are permanently excluded by their school have mental health issues, though the figure is likely to be “closer to 100 per cent” because...
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The Department for Education has pledged to double its funding for a joint programme with the German government which aims to encourage pupils to learn the German language....
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Headteachers in the best schools can be “disincentivised” to strive for top grades because they do not have enough funding to afford the performance-related pay bonuses staff would...
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Pupils score three points higher in verbal reasoning tests if they have a parent who attends parents’ evenings, research has found. Children whose parents never read to them...