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Teachers report ‘inadequate’ algebra grasp among A-level maths students
Students embarking on maths A-level programmes often have an inadequate grasp of algebra, a survey of teachers has revealed. Research carried out by Nicky Rushton and Dr Frances...
Force all schools to become academies by 2020, demands Policy Exchange
All schools in England should be forced to become academies in the next five years, the right-leaning thinktank Policy Exchange has claimed. The next stage of improvement for...
First edition review with Laura McInerney and Sam Freedman
Sam Freedman, director of research, evaluation and impact at Teach First and former adviser to Michael Gove, joined deputy editor Laura McInerney on the sofa to review the...
Childcare, qualified teachers, the forgotten 50% - Hunt’s policy pillars for 2015
Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt today outlined his three key campaign pillars as Labour heads into its general election campaign. Speaking at the Labour Party conference in Manchester,...
UTCs struggled to reach 30 per cent capacity last year
Recruitment across the 17 University Technical Colleges (UTCs) averaged around 30 per cent in 2013/14, it has been revealed. An investigation by Schools Week’s sister paper FE Week has revealed there...
School performance project worth £24m ‘not the right time’ says DfE
Plans to display school performance data on one platform have been shelved by the Department for Education (DfE). The department has confirmed it has abandoned its development of...
Ark to pilot ‘Professional Pathways’
Schools Reform Minister Nick Gibb (pictured above) attended the launch of three new sixth forms which are to pilot a new course preparing students for work, including in...
EXCLUSIVE: Secondary opens with 17 pupils
‘Near empty’ free school in South West London opens on land bought by government for £18m A free school has opened in South London this month with only 17...
Bradford ‘destitute’ pupils missing out on extra cash
Yorkshire schools are missing out on at least £650,000 pupil premium funding with foreign children ineligible for free school meals (FSM). When families from the European Economic Area...
Letter exposes U-turn on AET outsourcing
The Department for Education (DfE) appears to have made a U-turn on its involvement in a plan by the country’s largest academy chain to outsource non-teaching roles. Academies...
Free schools ‘creaking’ property search system should be given to professionals, says charity boss
The government should consider handing over responsibility for finding new school sites to property companies, the head of a charity that supports proposed free schools has said. Writing...