Alix Robertson

  • Warning notices issued to 148 private schools

    The government has issued warning notices to almost 150 private schools in the last 12 months, with two schools failing to meet standards in all eight categories they are inspected on. The Department for Education published the warning notices for the first time in February, more than two years after a Schools Week campaign first

    7.00 Nov. 2nd, 2018 | News

  • EEF: Weekly maths tutoring boosts progress by three months

    Children receiving weekly maths tutoring make three months’ more progress than those without a tutor, according to new research from the Education Endowment Foundation. The study examined the impact of tutoring on the maths attainment of year 6 pupils identified by their teachers as working below their age-expected levels in the subject. The tutoring was

    0.01 Nov. 2nd, 2018 | News

  • Twelve new social mobility commissioners appointed

    An academy leader is one of 12 new commissioners appointed today to join the Social Mobility Commission, education secretary Damian Hinds has announced. Approved by the prime minister and the public appointments committee, the team will join chair of the commission Dame Martina Milburn (pictured above), the head of the Prince’s Trust, who took up the

    13.48 Oct. 31st, 2018 | News

  • Teaching Schools Council chair Andrew Warren is new RSC for the West Midlands

    A new regional schools commissioner for the West Midlands has been appointed by the government. Andrew Warren, the chair of the Teaching Schools Council and executive director of Manor Teaching School in Wolverhampton, will take over from the current RSC Christine Quinn, who is retiring at the end of the year. Warren will start the

    17.24 Oct. 30th, 2018 | News

  • Revealed: The winners of the Nasen Awards 2018

    Twelve individuals, schools, and organisations have received awards from National Association for Special Educational Needs (Nasen) as recognition of their work with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The evening was hosted by celebrity guest Vanessa Feltz on October 19 at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel, London, and saw nearly 200 guests come

    10.13 Oct. 26th, 2018 | News

  • Schools urged to nominate governors and trustees for NGA awards

    Schools have just over a month left to nominate governors, trustees and clerks for the National Governance Association’s prestigious Outstanding Governance Awards 2019. The biannual awards ceremony, which recognises and celebrates the best examples of school governance, will take place in May 2019. Nominations are welcome up to December 3, 2018. The NGA awards are

    10.00 Oct. 27th, 2018 | News

  • DfE launches consultation on content of reformed PE qualifications

    The Department for Education has launched a consultation on the subject content of the reformed physical education (PE) GCSE, AS and A-levels. Members of the public can complete an online survey that will allow them to propose any new activities that they believe should be included as part of the qualifications. The activity lists at

    12.24 Oct. 24th, 2018 | News

  • Schools and colleges call on chancellor to 'Raise the Rate' of sixth form funding

    Twelve associations representing school and college staff and students have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to urge him to increase funding for sixth form education in next week’s Budget. The letter marks the launch of the ‘Raise the Rate’ campaign, calling for an increase to the funding rate for all 16-18-year-old students, which has

    0.01 Oct. 25th, 2018 | News

  • Teach First reveals new returner teachers focus in defence of Twitter ad campaign

    Teach First has revealed it will launch a new push to get qualified teachers back into the classroom amid criticism for a new advertising campaign that promoted how one of its graduates had gone on to work in investment banking. Teach First chief executive Russell Hobby tweeted about three new schemes – including one targeting

    12.01 Oct. 24th, 2018 | News

  • Music education hubs struggle to attract older pupils

    The number of pupils receiving whole-class ensemble teaching through music education hubs has risen by a fifth since 2013, however a new study has also found a “worrying drop” in the take-up of area-based ensembles by older pupils. The drop in numbers of youngsters playing in “area-based ensembles” – particularly those aged 14 to 18

    0.01 Oct. 24th, 2018 | News

  • OECD: Target extra resources at schools serving disadvantaged areas

    Policy makers must target extra resources towards schools supporting large numbers of disadvantaged pupils, according to a new report. The ‘Equity in Education’ paper from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) examined barriers to social mobility, and suggested governments should set “ambitious goals” for disadvantaged students and direct additional resources at their schools

    10.00 Oct. 23rd, 2018 | News