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Authorities on target list left in the dark
Authorities on a “target list” for academisation have been unaware that the Department for Education “concentrated its efforts” in their areas. The DfE released the list of 17...
Morgan sets aside £4.8m for ‘character-building’
Nicky Morgan has revealed details of her plan to promote character in schools, a proposal that she outlined as a “priority” at the Conservative party conference earlier this...
Primary school results improve across all subjects
Performance in key stage two SATS has increased across all subjects, newly published figures show. Primary league tables show that 79 per cent of pupils reached the expected...
DfE agrees to publish regional schools commissioner registers of interests
Education ministers have committed to greater transparency around regional schools commissioners, following criticism of them as “unaccountable and opaque”. Responding to a parliamentary question, Children’s Minister Edward Timpson said...
Morgan announces 'employer-led' careers advice company
A new “employer-led” company will launch next year to boost careers advice in schools and colleges, the education secretary announced today. In the “ambitious new approach”, the company will...
GCSE Science students should complete 'log-book' of sixteen experiments, says Ofqual
GCSE pupils may no longer need to undertake practical controlled assessments for their science exams – but instead their teacher would have to present logbooks to exam boards...
Falling standards at isolated academies 'disturbing' says Ofsted
Sir Michael Wilshaw has said “too many academies do not receive effective challenge and support” and warned about them becoming isolated when not part of a multi-academy trust (MAT). His...
DfE consults on plans for "world-class teaching profession"
A consultation on creating a ‘world class teaching profession has been launched today by the Department for Education (DfE). The document outlines support for an independent “College of...
FEATURED: The initial teacher  training landscape in England
Teacher training is changing. After the release last week of figures giving numbers for those starting initial teacher training (ITT) this year, Schools Week takes a look at...
Ofqual accredits six new practical maths qualifications
Children could be taught how to calculate change in house prices, or the value of mortgages, as part of new vocational maths qualifications announced today. Six new post-16...
EFA prepares for Clegg’s post-16 register
A new register of post-16 courses is to be created and made available to school sixth forms from September next year. The new database will help young people...