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Exams price row: AQA says schools can now pay just half of fees upfront

One of the country’s largest exam boards has said schools can pay half of their fees now and the...

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A new fiasco in the making? The flaws with Ofqual’s 2021 exams plan

The government has finally published its consultation revealing the plan to replace exams this year. In some quarters it...

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‘Ridiculous’: Boards slammed for raising exam fees at a time of crisis

Schools will pay millions of pounds more in exam fees this year after prices were increased – despite exams...

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Ofqual boss admits teachers face ‘heavier responsibility’ in exams replacement plan

Ofqual’s chief regulator has acknowledged teachers have been given a “heavier responsibility” under the proposals to replace exams this...

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Boards return just 25% of fees for cancelled exams

Exam boards gave back to schools just a quarter of the exam fees paid last year. The country’s three...

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Schools don’t have to complete early years foundation stage profile in 2021

The early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) will not be mandatory this year, the government has announced. Schools will...

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When will schools reopen? How ministers responded to that key question this week

After announcing the current partial schools closures will last until at least February half-term, politicians are now increasingly being...

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DfE plans two-year extension to National Tutoring Programme

The Department for Education intends to extend its National Tutoring Programme for a further two years, Schools Week can...

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Council seeking £500,000 back from ex-superhead Sir Craig Tunstall over ‘unauthorised payments’

A council is attempting to recover damages of potentially £500,000 from former superhead Sir Craig Tunstall, who is alleged...

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Samantha Booth