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The government has simplified questions in this year’s primary SATs after reports that last year’s tests left pupils in tears. Schools Week has learnt that the Standards and...
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Ofsted has launched a new “good” logo for schools to display on their websites and in literature – just seven months after vowing to clamp down on schools...
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New rules requiring academy trusts and schools with more than 250 workers to publish their gender pay gap statistics kick in today. Employers that fall under the new...
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Early Excellence, the popular baseline assessment provider whose observation-based model was favoured by 70 per cent of primary schools, is “surprised” by the government’s preference for a test-based...
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Union leaders are demanding more of a say in the development of a new teaching apprenticeship to ensure it’s not “exploited” by cash-strapped schools. Mary Bousted, the general...
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Ministers have been urged to clamp down on over-powerful academy bosses after an investigation found one chief executive sacked the trust chair who suspended him. Ian Cleland, chief...
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The national schools commissioner has dismissed claims of “untouchable” schools too toxic for new sponsors to take over – insisting support is being delivered quicker than ever before....
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The Department for Education will scrap its RAISEonline programme used by schools to compare performance data in favour of a new, as yet unnamed, system later this year....
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Education secretary Justine Greening has this morning announced a consultation on a raft of primary school assessment changes – including scrapping SATs for seven-year-olds. The consultation will run...
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Students are more likely to gain a place at the country’s top universities after being sent letters from role models urging them to “aim higher in life”, a...
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The ‘fast-track’ ECDL qualification will be dropped from league tables in 2018 – a year earlier than previously announced. The move has angered one union boss, who said...