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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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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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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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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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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...
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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 pupils have not improved their PISA scores for almost the last decade, according to an international data set released today. Though they have managed not to fall...
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The gap in achievement between 15-year-old pupils in England in key subjects is one of the largest and most unequal among developed countries, a release of international test...
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The low number of pupils achieving a GCSE in English and maths has been blamed for a recruitment crisis in early years education. Experts say that rules introduced...
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The only secondary school on the Isles of Scilly has been placed in special measures and told an academy order will now be triggered, raising the question of...
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Sir David Carter, the national schools commissioner, has said the new £140 million strategic school improvement fund proves the government’s intentions have shifted from “mass conversion to mass improvement”. The...