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Select committees launch joint inquiry into schools’ mental health provision

A joint inquiry is set to investigate how schools and teachers can prevent and intervene in mental health issues...

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Jess Staufenberg
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SSAT 2016: Numeracy and literacy focus narrowed the curriculum, says Sean Harford

Science and modern languages are going to get a good look-in too, says Sean Harford. Ofsted will increasingly check...

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Jess Staufenberg
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SSAT 2016: Teaching to the test is stopping PISA progress, says Debra Kidd

Debra Kidd says pupils are primed for national exams, which is why they struggle in tests such as PISA....

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Jess Staufenberg
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SSAT 2016: We are in a new education age obsessed with identity, says Andy Hargreaves

English schools are “way ahead of most of the world” in terms of collaborating to improve opportunities for pupils,...

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Jess Staufenberg
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PISA 2015: Achievement gap between top and bottom pupils equivalent to 8 years’ schooling

The gap in achievement between 15-year-old pupils in England in key subjects is one of the largest and most...

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Jess Staufenberg
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PISA 2015: No improvement for a decade … and 10 other oddities

English pupils have not improved their PISA scores for almost the last decade, according to an international data set...

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Jess Staufenberg
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GCSE English and maths requirement blamed for ‘cliff-edge drop’ in early years recruitment

The low number of pupils achieving a GCSE in English and maths has been blamed for a recruitment crisis...

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Jess Staufenberg
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Isles of Scilly’s only secondary school placed in special measures – what now?

The only secondary school on the Isles of Scilly has been placed in special measures and told an academy...

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Jess Staufenberg
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Carter: £140m funding pot shows shift from ‘mass conversion to mass improvement’

Sir David Carter, the national schools commissioner, has said the new £140 million strategic school improvement fund proves the government’s...

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Jess Staufenberg