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Russell Group admissions head keeps ‘beady eye’ on report’s claims
The emphasis in a new report on bright but disadvantaged students needing to take facilitating subjects at A level to get into leading universities has been challenged by...
Schools ‘shun’ languages to boost league tables
Schools may be discouraging lower-ability pupils from taking languages at GCSE so they do not slip in league tables, a report has claimed. A joint report by the...
Schools warn of job cuts as costs rise and budgets dip
School leaders are struggling to balance the books as looming hikes in national insurance and pension contributions become a reality. The government’s proposals, due to start in the...
The teacher car-to-work campaign picks up speed
Teachers at maintained schools could soon join their academy counterparts in the fast lane after the government signalled its intent to review their exclusion from car-to-work schemes. More...
Academy plans in front line of Norwich battles
Growing unrest over plans to turn two failing Norwich schools into academies could become “key” battle lines in neighbouring marginal seats as the general election looms. Hundreds of...
EAL: How London’s pupils are winning the postcode lottery
Students arriving in schools without fluent English can thrive, but it depends where they live and how their schools use their pupil premium pot. Look at the statistics...
Ukip keeps schtum on plans to deny school places to immigrant children
The UK Independence Party (Ukip) this week remained tight-lipped about a policy to deny free state education to immigrants’ children for five years after their entering England when...
Education must not be "sacrificed on altar of deficit", union chief will today warn
Austerity measures putting a squeeze on school budgets must not result in children’s education being sacrificed, the president of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) will...
West London Free School leaders plan 'academically rigorous' school in Oxford
Two assistant headteachers from Toby Young’s West London Free School are planning a free school in Oxford. Laura Mathews and Wade Nottingham have confirmed their involvement in Powerful...
Exam board chief: Time to consider allowing mobile phones and laptops in exams
Assessment should be “liberated from the straitjacket of pen and paper” with pupils allowed to use smart phones and laptops, an exam board specialist has suggested. Will Hornby,...
EXCLUSIVE: Grey Coat school apologises for donation 'confusion'
A top state school has apologised to parents after Schools Week exclusively revealed their admissions letter appeared to breach laws by asking for donations. Grey Coat Hospital School...