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7 Education Ideas That Could Change Everything
When men become heads of their schools, they receive a pay rise of roughly £8,000. For women that figure is just shy of £6,000. The government are working...
NCTL has done "a botched job" on teacher training, union leader claims
A union leader has called for a thorough review into initial teacher training (ITT) – saying the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) had done a “botched job...
Ofsted report: Most able students 'still being let down'
Schools are not doing enough to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their better-off peers, Ofsted has warned. In its report, The most able students, the...
Teachers could face jail for failing to report sexual abuse, Cameron to warn
Teachers who fail to report suspected child sexual abuse could face jail time under proposals due to be announced by Prime Minister David Cameron today. Mr Cameron will...
Ofqual confirms: exams to replace controlled assessments in GCSE science
Ofqual today announced the adoption of a new approach to GCSE science practical assessment – replacing controlled assessment with exam questions. Chief of Ofqual Glenys Stacey said the...
Armed Forces learning resource labelled 'military propaganda'
A teaching resource promoting the work of the armed forces has come under-fire by two campaign groups, which have labelled it “military propaganda”. ForcesWatch and Quakers in Britain have...
Disqualification by association: new guidance issued by DfE
New guidance on who can be “disqualified by association” has been issued by the Department for Education (DfE). The document sets out that only those working in an...
Ofsted report of crisis-hit school reveals children running around corridors and assaults on staff
A damning Ofsted report has branded a crisis-hit academy as “dysfunctional and unsafe” – revealing “verbal abuse of staff is common with some physically assaulted”. The special measures...
Sikh school revises admissions policy after investigation
A free school has been ordered to “significantly redraft” its admission policies after breaching rules, including asking prospective parents to fill in a religious questionnaire. An Office of...
Term-time breaks don’t always mean poor results, say experts
Claims that children are harmed by short breaks away from school have been questioned by two data experts after the Department for Education (DfE) released figures showing that...
Purdah puts brakes on help for failing schools
Failing schools will have to meet a “public interest test” before getting government help when purdah kicks in next month. Schools Week understands that civil servants have been...