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Teacher workload and reforms to GCSEs and A-levels are affecting examiner recruitment. Union officials, school leaders and examiners have lined up to call for a change in approach...
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Parents fined for their children’s unauthorised absence fell a little last year, but the figures did not change as much as expected given the law has become more...
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A Kent school that managed to suppress an ‘inadequate’ Ofsted report for eight months by threatening legal action has now been rated ‘good’ across the board after the...
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An academy trust in Cambridgeshire has been warned it faces closure over “unacceptably low” standards at one of its academies. The Department for Education has issued The St...
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Primary school academy trusts have the largest pay gaps between men and women according to new national data – and senior figures are pointing to the high numbers...
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Ofsted will not use information posted on social media by pupils and parents to identify schools in need of intervention, to the relief of opponents of the plans....
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Pupils taking exams are being denied access to their “normal way of working” because the use of technology has not been embraced by exam boards. Speakers at a...
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Ofsted has begun an inspection of a school at the centre of a row over its decision to ban younger pupils from wearing the hijab. The watchdog has not...
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The Department for Education has confirmed that Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT) will take on six schools given up by the troubled Wakefield City Academies Trust. But two more...
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New proposals to improve mental health support for pupils risk becoming “another stick to beat schools leaders with”, according to the leader of a headteachers’ union. Paul Whiteman,...
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Grammar school pupils are not making as much progress as official figures suggest, according to new research into the government’s Progress 8 measure. Tom Perry, a research fellow...