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Year 7 resits consultation will go ahead, says government

A consultation on plans to make year 7 pupils resit key stage 2 tests will go ahead in 2016/17, the...

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Queen’s Speech: Law change will make schools responsible for excluded pupils

Schools will remain accountable for the education of excluded pupils and be held responsible for finding them alternative provision...

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Queen’s Speech: New bill confirms plan to target underperforming and unviable councils

Plans to “move towards” a fully-academised school system by targeting areas where councils are underperforming or unviable have been...

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Queen’s Speech: Schools will be forced to promote National Citizen Service

Secondary schools will be forced to promote the National Citizen Service under new legislation announced in the Queen’s Speech. A...

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What should schools expect from the Queen’s Speech?

The state opening of Parliament will begin at 11.30am, with the Queen using her annual speech to announce upcoming...

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Home education law weaknesses ‘exploited’ by illegal schools, Wilshaw warns

Weaknesses in current legislation on home-schooling are being exploited by illegal schools, which may be putting children at “significant...

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More primaries set to fall below floor standards after Morgan stats blunder

The number of primary schools set to be deemed as “failing” this year by falling below government floor standards is...

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Morgan to define ‘underperforming’ councils with consultation and vote

The definition of “underperforming” councils that will be used to force schools to convert to academies will be set out...

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Government u-turns on forced academisation plan

The government has abandoned plans to force all schools to become academies, the government has confirmed. This is a u-turn on proposals...

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