Tag: primary schools

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A Surrey primary school has cancelled Friday afternoon lessons in favour of running a scouts club, using school funds to cover the Scout Association’s yearly membership fees. Weyfield...
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Multi-academy leaders are more frequently naming primary schools within their trust as feeder schools for their secondaries, despite little evidence of any strong “links”. In its annual report,...
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A school has told staff to “switch off non-essential” lights – even when pupils are in school – to save money. A primary school in the north of...
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The government will not extend its phonics screening check re-takes to year three pupils after a trial run prompted concerns from teachers. Officials told Schools Week that a check...
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More headteachers are opting to arm school crossing patrol officers with body cameras to clamp down on dangerous driving during the school run. Harlands primary school in west...
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Fewer primary schools fell below the new “floor standards” this year compared with last – overturning the government’s expectation that hundreds more would drop below because of the...
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Breakfast clubs are more cost-effective than the government’s flagship £1 billion universal infant free school meals policy in improving outcomes for pupils in disadvantaged areas, according to researchers....
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Proud teachers and their schools have heaped praise on former pupils who have contributed to a record medal haul for Team GB at this year’s Rio Olympics. Overall, just under 70...
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The government spent almost £1 million developing this year’s doomed key stage 1 spelling and grammar test, Schools Week can exclusively reveal. Information released under the freedom of...
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A high-profile school chef, who was in the final of a national TV cooking show, has been made redundant after the government ended its grant to help small schools...
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Schools should publish progress measures for disadvantaged pupils on their websites, a new report has claimed, after revealing stark differences between how schools are closing the gap. The...