Posts by: john.dickens

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The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has launched its annual conference today with a survey revealing “the damage caused by funding cuts”. One in four of...
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Headteachers in a city criticised by Ofsted for failing pupils have secured £1 million of funding to help attract trainee teachers to their classrooms by paying off their...
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An academy chain will pull out of three schools after failing to drive “rapid enough” improvement – allowing trusts more local to the schools to take over. The...
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Teachers and moderators are up in arms over changes to primary writing assessments that have been labelled as “going back to the 19th century”. Moderators were told at...
Experts
I attended a briefing by the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) on February 5 for local authority leaders of statutory moderation of writing (key stages 1 and 2)....
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Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has called for urgent action to plug the flood of teachers leaving the UK to teach abroad – fuelled by a “worldwide...
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The Department for Education has been accused of not doing enough to train new teachers – as the rate of vacancies rockets by nearly ten-fold. A report published...
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Young offender institutions could be turned into “secure schools” with a greater focus on education, under new plans being considered by ministers. Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed...
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The Department for Education estimates £700 million is spent on training new teachers each year – but for the past four years it has failed to hit the...
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Ofsted has told schools they must do more to protect  vulnerable and disenfranchised pupils – despite new figures showing schools are spending more on alternative provision providers. A...
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The general secretaries behind two unions facing rumours of a potential merger have said it could be discussed at their conferences this spring, but admitted any such decision...