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Recap: Reaction to GCSE League Tables
What happened so far in the GCSE results? Who has been naughty and nice about schools? Here’s all the links and news below. You can read our take on...
Humanist charity backs special measures action at Durham Free School and Grindon Hall
The British Humanist Association (BHA) has welcomed the decisions by Ofsted and the Department for Education (DfE) in relation to Durham Free School and Grindon Hall Christian School....
Fewer students from state funded schools heading to university says report
The percentage of students from state funded schools heading to university has fallen according to the latest Government figures. Data showing the destination of key stage 4 and...
DfE announces judges for its Character Education Awards
Eight people have been selected to judge applications for the Department for Education’s (DfE) Character Awards which will see schools being able to win up to £35,000. This...
Lawyer clears De Souza schools of Ofsted tip-off allegations
Allegations that three Norfolk schools run by Dame Rachel de Souza were tipped off about impending Ofsted inspections have been rejected by a lawyer in an independent review. Julian Gizzi was...
DfE told to be more open and transparent on running of academies and free schools in new report
The Department of Education must become more open about how academies are run, and give Ofsted full powers to inspect academy chains – says a new report by...
Head who earned more than £400,000 grilled over private companies including dating agency
An academy headteacher who has earned hundreds of thousands of pounds from assets on the same site as his schools was grilled by MPs over his companies –...
Revisions made to reformed GCSE, A and AS Levels following consultation
Revisions have been made to the subject content for some of the reformed GCSE, A and AS levels following a Government consultation. The changes were revealed in the outcome...
Schools Week profile focus Ross Morrison McGill named in most influential education list
A teacher and blogger who will feature in the upcoming Schools Week out on Friday has been named in the Sunday Times’ most influential education list. Ross Morrison McGill,...
Durham Free School acting head lambasts council over "pre-emptive" parent letter
The acting headteacher of Durham Free School is concerned about “aggressive” letters sent to parents last week, which he says “pre-empt” a final decision to close the school....
It’s time to find out what we agree on, says Morris
In 2002 when she admitted that she wasn’t up to the job, former education secretary Estelle Morris did what politicians rarely do. She spoke her mind. More than...