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University technical colleges and studio schools have been excluded from the government’s EBacc entry target, but the measure will still be included in the institutions’ league table scores. On...
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The Department for Education will change the methodology for its Progress 8 accountability measure in 2018, after a consultation revealed school leaders are angry over the “disproportionate” impact...
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The Department for Education has published its annual accounts for 2016-17. Schools Week has the key findings:   1. Former edu sec Nicky Morgan got a £17k pay...
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The government has today published its academy trust survey for 2017. It analyses responses from 326 multi-academy trusts and 543 single-academy trusts, covering issues from why they converted,...
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The government has written off more than £500,000 it is owed by the now defunct Lilac Sky Schools Academy Trust. The trust is in the process of being...
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The headline EBacc attainment league table measure is set to be replaced by a new rating where schools are given an average EBacc points score. The government currently...
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More than two thirds of respondents to the DfE’s consultation on the English Baccalaureate are worried that schools will be unable to maintain a broad and balanced curriculum as...
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Secondary pupils with special educational needs (SEN) are more likely to be unhappy at school than their peers, a new wellbeing study has found. The research, commissioned by...
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There are enough high-performing schools with the potential to provide improvement support through partnerships with failing schools in almost every region, a new study has claimed. However the...
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Teachers are less likely to trust Ofsted the longer they have worked in schools, a new survey has found. The annual Ofsted attitude teacher survey, published today, also...
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The education secretary has pledged to deliver free schools in a more “cost-effective” manner so she can divert savings to increase school funding. School improvement funding and the...