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An academy permitted by its regional schools commissioner to change the year groups it admits has cancelled the plan for September after just nine pupils applied for places....
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Schools and colleges will be measured on the results of their poorest pupils under a new “disadvantage” league table headline measure this year. New analysis published today has...
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The Department for Education has today published an analysis of two headline measures in the new 16-18 league tables. (Read more about the measures here) The two measures...
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The first public session of a joint inquiry by the health and education committee was held today. Schools Week has rounded up the key points:   1. School...
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Ofsted has dropped a commitment to send letters to headteachers doing an “exceptional turnaround job” at other schools after just one year and only five letters sent. The...
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Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman is set to announce a major investigation into whether schools are delivering a broad curriculum amid a gaming “scandal”. Spielman will tell Association...
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Amanda Spielman has pledged to continue ‘inspecting the inspectors’ as part of a new Ofsted research drive after publishing a landmark reliability study. The education watchdog has this...
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Ofsted had to beef up safeguards during its double inspection reliability study after inspectors, who were supposed to independently come to final judgments, were found to be discussing...
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More experienced headteachers are ready to resign over budget cuts that would “decimate” their schools, it was claimed today. Richard Slade, headteacher of Plumcroft Primary School, in Greenwich,...
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A council education director has been named as the new regional schools commissioner for the East Midlands and the Humber. John Edwards, director of education and skills at...
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Donations from wealthy sponsors are helping academy trusts to safeguard school trips, breakfast clubs and sports competitions as other schools are forced to axe provision as the funding...