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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….

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

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…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

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…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

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…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

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…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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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…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford


News, Politics

Ark to pilot ‘Professional Pathways’

Schools Reform Minister Nick Gibb (pictured above) attended the launch of three new sixth forms which are to pilot…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

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…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

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…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

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…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

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…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

MPs call for nursery schools to become academies

Two MPs are calling on the Department for Education (DfE) to consider allowing nursery schools to become academies. In…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford

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Covid

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
James Carr
Covid

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
Tom Belger