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Assaults in schools soar by 72% in four years

Assaults on school premises have soared 72 per cent in the past four years, with 27,805 reports received by the...

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Drop in the number of trainee teachers needed next year

More than 1,500 fewer primary trainee teachers and 602 fewer secondary trainees are needed to start courses in 2020-21,...

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Free schools ‘failing to reach most disadvantaged areas’

The government’s flagship free schools programme is failing to reach some of England’s lowest performing areas and disproportionately drawing...

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Trial to investigate if ‘activity passport’ boosts attainment

More than 100 primary schools are wanted to take part in a new trial to find out if enrichment...

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Ofqual wants to ‘rebuke’ rule-breaking exam boards

Ofqual wants to punish awarding organisations that flout regulations with new “public rebukes” and fixed penalty notices. The exams...

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SEND system ‘in crisis’ as complaints to local government ombudsman soar

Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are being failed by a “system in crisis” as the number...

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Seven failing private schools banned from accepting new pupils

Seven private schools have been banned from accepting new pupils for “persistently” failing to meet independent school standards. The...

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Independent regulator needed to oversee maintained schools and academies, CST says

An independent regulator should be set up to combine the functions of the regional school commissioners (RSCs) and the...

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Adjust test scores for summer-born pupils, teachers told

Teachers should adjust the test scores of children born in the summer term in a bid to tackle the...

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