Posts by: john.dickens

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iGCSE results data will not be published this year as it is fully removed from league tables and students are pushed back towards regular GCSE courses. Pupils are...
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The Department for Education has today released the full list of candidates standing in the election to become a headteacher board member. The eight boards are made up...
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Handing schools extra money only boosts the attainment of pupils by a “fraction”, a new Department for Education (DfE) study has found. Researchers also found that school budget...
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The gap between poor pupils and their richer peers gaining a place at university has increased, a new study has found. Widening participation in higher education figures published...
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Schools teaching new decoupled A-levels will avoid being hit by budget cuts if their student drops out before completing the two-year course after the government tweaked funding rules....
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An academy trust set up by the long-standing free school advocate Toby Young has changed its name, dropping the term ‘free school’ in the process. The West London...
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The Department for Education’s move to toughen up rules over academy trust executive pay and good governance is welcome, but it misses two crucial points, argues Gillian Allcroft....
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A regional schools commissioner is about to make an “unprecedented” decision on whether a primary school can voluntarily quit its multi-academy trust. Christine Quinn, the RSC for the...
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Pupils have less “anxiety” towards peers from other ethnic groups when they are taught in mixed schools, a government study has found. However, while there is evidence that...
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A free school in Newcastle that does not teach humanities, arts or foreign languages has been branded ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted in its first inspection. The education watchdog singled...
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Four illegal schools are refusing to comply with government enforcement notices to cease their operation immediately, forcing Ofsted to take legal action to shut them down, Schools Week...