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Education Select Committee Review: Morgan on GCSE and A Level Reform
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BREAKING: Osborne pledges £10m budget boost for academy chains in the North
The chancellor has this afternoon announced £10 million for academy chains in the north of England. Delivering the Autumn Statement today George Osborne said half of the poorest...
Four A-levels and a GCSE given the chop by Ofqual
Four A Levels and one GCSE subject are to be axed by Ofqual from next September. The qualifications body announced today to withdraw AS and A Levels in...
Trojan Horse school to join Ark academy chain
One of Birmingham’s ‘Trojan Horse’ schools is set to join the Ark multi-academy trust next September. Trustees at Oldknow Academy, who took control of the school in August...
6 Things We Learned In Today's Education Question Time
At today’s Education Question Time the education ministerial line-up took questions on several topics, including the benefit of private schools, teacher recruitment and what to do about early...
Maths AS and A Level reforms delayed for a year
Changes to the AS and A levels in mathematics and further mathematics are to be put back for a year. In a letter to Ofqual’s chief regulator Glenys...
BREAKING: Three suspended as academies trust launches ‘misconduct’ investigation
A North London academies trust has suspended three senior managers and launched an investigation into “gross misconduct”. In a move which Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust (CHAT) chair Andry...
Four academy trusts hit with financial notices to improve
A slew of financial notices to improve for academy trusts have been published this afternoon by the Education Funding Agency (EFA), in the sector’s own ‘Black Friday’. Four...
DfE seeks refund on £30,000 iPhone pilot
The Department for Education (DfE) has spent more than £30,000 on iPhones this year as part of a discontinued pilot – and is trying to get its money...
Hunt private school partnership plan falls short of widening admissions
The shadow education secretary announced that a Labour government would make the sector’s business tax relief dependent on their working with state schools as part of a “schools...
DfE volunteers begin Workload Challenge analysis
Teams of Department for Education (DfE) “volunteers” have started logging teacher responses to the Workload Challenge. The challenge, launched last month by education secretary Nicky Morgan and deputy...