Posts by: laura mcinerney

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The school featured in a major Channel 4 series this year is struggling with historic debt of over £3 million, which its headmaster claims is “unfairly” preventing it...
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LocatED, a private company set up by the Department for Education in July 2016 to produce new sites for new free schools, has named its first project: the...
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Poorer pupils are missing out on music and sports clubs because they have to spend more time trying to improve their maths and English, the Sutton Trust has...
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Children studying in alternative provision favour teachers who they think teach well, according to new research, a perception which significantly contributes to in-class behaviour. Pupils were also found...
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We need to talk about exam re-marks – and quickly, says editor Laura McInerney It’s the first week of term and teachers of exam classes will be poring...
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GCSE results are out and there is a lot of noise in the statistics. Wales and Northern Ireland have not reformed their subjects in the same way as...
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GCSE results are out. Each year Ofqual produces boring-sounding variability charts. It’s a dull name, but very important data. These charts show how many centres, i.e. schools or...
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A lot of school leaders don’t seem to realise that the new “5 and above” rate is the measure on which the school will be judged. That’s because...
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It’s nice to see Nick Gibb explaining how harder GCSEs are going to lift all standards. It must be ace to be a politician, all happy in your...
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Exam boards are consulting with charities on plans to include an extra gender category in the annual release of GCSE and A-level statistics. At present, the Joint Council...
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A-level results are out, and Ofqual has released its usual series of graphs showing the dips and rises in grades. Each year on results day Ofqual also produces...