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A primary’s “feeder” pre-school has been charging parents a “retainer fee” of almost £300 to secure government-funded nursery places that should have been free. St Peter’s pre-school playgroup,...
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Multi-academy trusts are six times more likely to be named after men than women, a Schools Week investigation has revealed. Analysis of the names given to multi-academy trusts...
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Breakfast clubs are more cost-effective than the government’s flagship £1 billion universal infant free school meals policy in improving outcomes for pupils in disadvantaged areas, according to researchers....
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A programme that develops pupils’ ability to reflect on their own learning has returned promising results for attainment in maths – but had negative impacts on reading, according...
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The government has failed to publish a report from its own consultation into the EBacc launched a year ago, with unions and campaigners calling on ministers to “come...
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Proposals to develop a new engineering A-level have been dropped, Schools Week can reveal, as more A-levels bite the dust. Schools Week reported last year that the Royal...
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Michael Gove has today backtracked on his historical resistance to new selective schools by saying the prime minister’s plans to expand grammars is “right” and will “spread excellence”....
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School Direct teacher training “needs to be longer” if trainees are to get the experience across different schools that Justine Greening has said she wants to see. The...
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Heads who taught PE or RE before leading failing academies are more likely to adopt a damaging “short-termist” approach to running schools, but are awarded the most honours....
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The diversity of ability within England’s classrooms is contributing to high teacher workload and needs new strategies that may include streaming and fewer teaching assistants, a researcher has...
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Private schools are bumping up their fees while state school funding remains flat, widening the attainment gap between the state and independent sectors, academics have claimed. Research published...