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The tick-box route to QTS: four hours’ assessment and no training

The number of teachers gaining qualified status (QTS) through an “assessment-only” route – involving about four hours of lesson...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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20% of black pupils attend Catholic schools – does that mean there’s diversity?

Pupils in Catholic schools are the “most ethnically diverse in the country”, proving that a religious ethos is “not...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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SSAT 2016, day 1: Schools told cash reserves will face closer scrutiny as cuts bite

Academies can expect auditors to look “increasingly closely” at dwindling levels of cash reserves with experts warning the new...

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Jess Staufenberg
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Justine Greening told by five select committees that demand for compulsory sex and relationships education is now ‘deafening’

Five parliamentary select committees have written to Justine Greening to say the demand for compulsory sex and relationships education...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Year 5 girls fall behind boys in maths for first time since 2007, TIMSS data shows

Girls in year 5 performed “significantly” worse than boys in mathematics in England, amid a mixed global picture for...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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TIMSS 2015: No overall improvement since 2011 and younger girls falling behind

England has retained its place as a solid performer in maths and science for year 5 and year 9...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Government refuses MP call to make strategy on sexual harassment a statutory requirement

The government has refused a committee recommendation to make it statutory for schools to develop a specific approach to...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Inside the hidden world of all-party parliamentary groups on education – Part 2

In a second look at all-party parliamentary groups (APPGs), Schools Week gives a further taste of their varying influences...

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Jess Staufenberg
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Schools can get £5k for getting ‘returner teachers’ back into classrooms

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has launched another pilot to try to encourage qualified teachers back...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg