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Most UTCs half empty as pupil numbers dwindle
Most established university technical colleges (UTCs) are still more than half empty, a Schools Week analysis reveals. And nearly two-thirds also experienced a drop in pupil numbers this...
MPs urge cuts review as budgets affect school mental health services
Budget cuts mean an increasing number of schools have cut back on mental health provision, according to a report by parliament’s education committee. Witnesses told the cross-party MPs...
Fact check: Did the Conservatives fulfil their 2015 schools manifesto promises?
Theresa May has called a snap election on June 8, and education looks set to be a major issue in the campaign. As we wait to hear what...
Stop judging primary schools on one year's SATs results, say MPs
Primary school performance should be judged based on a rolling three-year average of key stage 2 SATs results, rather than annual data, according to parliament’s influential education committee....
The 13 ways MPs want primary tests improved
The House of Commons education committee has published a key report on primary assessments and the chaos that ensued when they changed last year. They raked over the...
Corbyn: Labour will let councils build new schools and take over academies
A Labour government will let councils open and run new schools and take over academies, Jeremy Corbyn has told Schools Week. Speaking following his speech to the annual...
Corbyn: We are brave enough to reverse £3bn school cuts
Labour wants to reverse the £3 billion cuts to school budgets, Jeremy Corbyn has told headteachers. The Labour leader was asked by a delegate at the National Association...
School business leaders ‘not sleeping at night’ over funding cuts
School business leaders are losing sleep over cuts to their funding which are prompting redundancies, larger classes and sixth form closures, according to Russell Hobby. In his last...
A-level language grades will increase to correct historic undergrading
Grade boundaries in modern foreign language (MFL) A-levels will be adjusted to take “native speakers” into account for the first time, allowing more pupils to achieve higher grades...
Heads consider shortening school week in protest over cuts
Heads will consider running a four-and-a-half-day school week, refusing to submit their budgets and running a deficit in a bid to fight funding cuts. The National Association of...
Election 'highly likely' to delay national funding formula, NAHT warns
The upcoming snap election could cause the national funding formula to be “delayed or abandoned”, the National Association of Head Teachers has warned. Expected changes to primary testing...