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Schools are struggling to support the rising numbers of pupils diagnosed with autism because the label means other learning needs can be “neglected”, parents and experts have told...
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The Catholic church is set to take the government to court early this year over its decision to reject a priest’s letter as a legitimate way of admitting...
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A network of independent Christian schools which teach creationism claim they were used as a “soft target” by Ofsted after nine of their schools were inspected and downgraded. Ten...
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A pilot to encourage qualified teachers to return to teaching in state schools saw mixed results last year, with many more modern language teachers getting onboard than physics...
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Ofsted has delivered a mixed verdict on the organisations which inspect independent schools – after not being able to watch any of their inspectors in action and only...
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Local authorities will now have to estimate how many pupils move to certain free schools opening in their area under changes to how the government recoups funding. Under...
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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...