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A free school championed by schools minister Nick Gibb, and whose founder has previously said she would ban Ofsted, has been rated outstanding by the education watchdog. Michaela Community School,...
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The government has been urged to show it has the “teeth” to deal with people implicated in major academy finance scandals. Several instances of financial “impropriety” at the...
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Ofqual has today published figures revealing the number of entries into summer GCSE and A-level exams this year. The figures showed the overall entries to GCSEs had risen...
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The number of AS-levels entries has plunged as the effect of the government’s A-level overhaul starts to show. Ofqual has today published the summer 2017 GCSE and A-level...
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The removal of iGCSEs from league tables has boosted the number of entries into English language and literature GCSEs by around 50 per cent, new figures show. Ofqual...
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Angela Rayner will stay on as shadow education secretary, it has been announced this evening. Rayner tweeted that she is “extremely happy” to remain in the role, which she...
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Exams regulator Ofqual will meet with exam boards to discuss the impact of any exam disruption at schools based close to the Grenfell Tower blaze. It has been...
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A new study has found primary pupils may be more alert in the afternoon, which “contradicts” the practice of schools scheduling maths and literacy lessons in the morning...
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One of Michael Gove’s first decisions as education secretary was to abolish the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE) in 2010. He was “deeply sceptical” of the body,...
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A new report has exposed how an academy trust under investigation by the government has repeatedly breached finance rules – including paying staff severance cash before re-employing them...
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Tributes have been paid to the “dedicated” and “formidable” superhead Amanda Phillips who died yesterday. Phillips, chief executive of the Paradigm Trust, died after suffering fatal head injuries...