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Ofsted

Ofsted to explore how AI can help it make ‘better decisions’

Exams regulator Ofqual also publishes AI strategy, revealing 'modest numbers' of coursework malpractice

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Samantha Booth
SATs

Primaries fail to opt out of SATs – but say they won’t be testing

FOI data reveals just 7 per cent of primary schools opted out of receiving KS1 papers

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Samantha Booth
Oak National Academy

Oak CEO hunt surpasses a year

Vacancy for £120k-a-year role remains unfilled 12 months since applications closed

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Samantha Booth
Exams

Progress 8 pause: Heads call for wider review

But some heads have warned the sector could creep back to GCSE pass grades being the accountability 'king'

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Samantha Booth
Exams

No school progress measure for next two years

The Department for Education had explored alternative options, but concluded there is 'no replacement' for progress 8 measure

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Samantha Booth
Climate change

Calls for review of ‘undervalued’ climate education

A third of secondary teachers did not believe they spent enough time teaching about climate change

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Samantha Booth
SEND

NFER: MATs should create ‘director of SEND’ role

SEND leaders are playing a 'crucial role' in fostering collaboration and assisting individual schools, researchers find

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Samantha Booth
SATs

Capita loses £180m SATs contract to exam board Pearson

Schools faced ‘significant frustration’ during outsourcer’s first year, with thousands of papers going missing and wrong marks awarded

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Samantha Booth
Teacher training

DfE ends funding for teaching school hubs sector body

Officials praise Teaching Schools Hub Council for 'careful stewardship' of hubs network as cash pulled

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