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Tougher GCSE rules lead to drop in results

The headline GCSE pass rate has fallen by almost five percentage points this year, new figures from the Department…

Philip Nye
Philip Nye
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EXCLUSIVE: Tories fight back after Clegg’s office claim teacher Workload Challenge was ‘his idea’

A row has broken out between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats about whose idea it was to launch an…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Clegg challenges teachers to identify ‘pointless processes and paperwork’

A new policy development initiative to reduce bureaucracy across the public sector is to be piloted first with teachers,…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Morgan calls on Hunt to stop criticising Free Schools as applications hit record high

Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, has told Tristram Hunt, to stop “running down” the success of free schools in…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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GCSE and A level exam enquiries have exceeded 450,000 say Ofqual

Exams regulator Ofqual has today published provisional data showing the number of Enquiries about Results (EARs) and Appeals against results “has…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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School led nurseries to be at “heart” of government education plans

Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah has said today he wants more schools to offer nursery provision. In a speech at a…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford


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Labour appoint new Junior Shadow Minister for Education in ‘mini’ reshuffle

In what has been described as a “mini” reshuffle by the Labour party this evening, Yvonne Fovargue MP has…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Should sex education be compulsory? – Education Select Committee to hear evidence

MPs will tomorrow hear evidence about making sex and relationships education (SRE) compulsory in schools – ahead of a…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Pay top teachers more to work in challenging areas, report urges

A cross-party report has suggested paying the country’s top teachers 25 per cent more to work in disadvantaged areas….

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
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FEATURED: the new regional schools commissioners

Primary schools that wish to apply for academy status will be encouraged to do so in groups says Dominic…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Teaching unions join thousands in London pay protest marches

Hundreds of teachers from across the country joined colleagues from the public sector today to protest for pay increases….

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
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Ofsted busts ‘myths’ on book-marking and lesson plans

Use the red pen as much or as little as you like. That seems to be the message from…

Philip Nye
Philip Nye

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DfE threatened with legal action over ‘unlawful’ Covid attendance rules

The government is being threatened with legal action if it fails to update attendance guidance for vulnerable children and…

James Carr
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Academy trusts’ cash stash rises to £3bn despite pandemic pressures

Academy trusts boosted their reserves and surpluses last year despite the upheaval of Covid, official figures show. New Department…

Tom Belger
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