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Schools are “struggling” to provide for autistic pupils following a 25 per cent increase in autism diagnoses in the past four years, according to government data and local...
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Autism-specific schools make up almost half of all special needs free schools. The “more complex” requirements of autistic pupils compared with other special needs have led to high...
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Fewer primary schools fell below the new “floor standards” this year compared with last – overturning the government’s expectation that hundreds more would drop below because of the...
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Pupils in primary schools across the country vary in their progress – under the government’s new value-added measure – in some kinds of schools than others, government data...
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The implementation of primary assessment reforms has been “some of the worst ever seen” despite “strong competition” for the label, teachers and unions told the first education select committee...
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The National Audit Office (NAO) has delivered a scathing verdict on the Department for Education’s (DfE) lack of leadership on school finances as deficits continue to balloon. The...
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Education organisations have today outlined their opposition to the government’s new selective school proposals. Schools Week has rounded up the key arguments from official responses submitted as part...
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Debra Kidd says pupils are primed for national exams, which is why they struggle in tests such as PISA. An “atomised” curriculum that does not allow for transferable...
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A joint inquiry is set to investigate how schools and teachers can prevent and intervene in mental health issues among pupils. The education and health select committees will...
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Science and modern languages are going to get a good look-in too, says Sean Harford. Ofsted will increasingly check that science and modern languages are not being pushed...
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English schools are “way ahead of most of the world” in terms of collaborating to improve opportunities for pupils, says Andy Hargreaves. Education has moved from a focus...