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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...
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...
My daughter may not get the top grade but I’m cheering in the new GCSEs because they promise to be the qualifications our young deserve, says educationalist Jo...
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...
With the DfE and Ofsted making clashing requirements, Liam Collins is forced to wonder which accountability measures and diktats schools should be prioritising Let us all understand this correctly:...
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...
Editor Laura McInerney explains how we are going to report Thursday’s A-level results For the past two A-level results days we focused our attention on secondary modern schools....
The Department for Education’s recent Teacher Training Performance Profiles for 2015/16 prompted inevitable cries in the media of “the end of initial teacher training in universities”. They’re wrong,...
As one regional schools commissioner ponders whether a school can voluntarily quit its multi-academy trust, education consultant Simon Foulkes examines the legal issues Schools occasionally leave one multi-academy...
Risk-aversion in schools has gone too far, argues Andy Phippen. We need to empower our pupils to manage and mitigate risks themselves. In last week’s Sunday Times, Amanda...
The answer to closing the attainment gap begins at home, and in helping poverty-stricken parents as much as their children, says Jaine Stannard A report came out last week...

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