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EEF: New trials launched to test school careers programmes
Two new Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) trials will test how different careers education programmes can boost teenagers’ motivation at school, including one that links-up pupils with business mentors...
Revealed: The 'sausage-machine schools' pushing new teachers out the profession
More than 100 “sausage-machine schools” which recruit and lose high numbers of newly-qualified teachers in a “cycle of grinding down new recruits” are pushing teachers out of the...
Teachers leaving faster than ever - and 10 other school workforce findings
The Department for Education has published the 2016 School Workforce Census figures this morning. Schools Week has the key findings:     1. Lowest teacher entry rate in...
New teacher rate at lowest in five years, while school vacancies rise
The number of new teachers entering the profession in England has dropped to its lowest rate in five years – while vacancy rates continue to rise. School Workforce...
Poor teenagers more likely to drop university ambitions, study finds
Poor teenagers who are not planning to go to university but who do well in their GCSEs are far less likely to change their mind than their richer...
Queen's speech: School leaders welcome axing of new grammar schools
School leaders have welcomed the omission of major new education policies from the Queen’s speech, which they say mean schools can now focus on “getting the basics right”....
Queen's speech: Government will ensure 'fairer funding' for schools
The government has pledged to deliver fairer funding for schools in the Queen’s speech today. The speech, written by the government and delivered by the Queen, included a...
Public confused on grammars, research suggests
The public appears to be split about whether government plans to expand grammar schools should go ahead or not, after a survey found over half would support the...
DfE 'must drop' inspection funding agreement with faith groups
The government should “get rid” of an agreement that allows religious groups to receive millions of pounds to inspect their schools and give the money to Ofsted instead....
May 'drops' plans to axe free meals for infants from Queen's Speech
Prime minister Theresa May has axed controversial plans to scrap free lunches for primary pupils and instead offer free breakfasts, according to reports today. Several newspapers claim the...
Unions demand 'urgent reassurances' on school fire safety after Grenfell blaze
Two education unions have joined with fire officers to demand “urgent reassurances” from Justine Greening about fire safety in schools after the Grenfell Tower blaze. The Fire brigades...