Schools Week Reporter

  • Gavin Williamson: 9 facts about the new education secretary

    Gavin Williamson has been announced as the new education secretary, in Boris Johnson’s first cabinet line-up. Here is what we know about him 1. Born in 1976, Gavin Williamson is 43 years old. The average age of an education secretary is 49.5. However he is far from being the youngest to ever take the role.

    20.52 Jul. 24th, 2019 | News

  • Grammar school scraps controversial 'exclusion clause' from registration form

    A grammar school has deleted a controversial clause in its registration form that made parents agree their child could be kicked out if the headteacher thinks it “desirable”. The Skinners’ School in Kent required the parents of prospective pupils to sign a registration form allowing governors to withdraw their child if they decided via “a

    17.00 Jun. 7th, 2019 | News

  • Safeguarding software 'normalises authoritarian approaches' in schools - academics

    Academics are concerned safeguarding software that allow firms to keep watch on pupils’ activity on computers is “normalising extreme authoritarian approaches” in schools – with worries parents might not know about the “snooping”. It follows tech firm Smoothwall launching a new partnership with company Safeguard Software to provide a service that scoops up data from

    5.00 Dec. 1st, 2018 | News

  • Ofsted backs education committee's call for new 'inclusion measure'

    Ofsted has thrown its weight behind the parliamentary education committee’s call for a new “inclusion measure” that would incentivise schools to keep troubled pupils on their books. In its ‘Forgotten Children’ report in July, the cross-party committee said schools should be made accountable for the children they exclude. The number of children excluded from schools in England

    10.27 Oct. 15th, 2018 | News

  • Trust gets £300,000 for taking over troubled Whitehaven Academy

    An academy trust was given more than £300,000 in government funding to aid its takeover of a troubled Bright Tribe school. The Cumbria Education Trust took over the Whitehaven Academy in September. The school has been in special measures since late 2016, and more recently was at the centre of a row between parents and

    7.00 Oct. 6th, 2018 | News

  • GCSE results 2018: Spanish

    Trends in Spanish GCSE grades in England, age 16, 2017-18. For other subjects, visit our main subject tables page. GCSE Spanish results: England, age 16 GCSE Spanish results 2017-18 comparison: England, age 16

    12.23 Aug. 23rd, 2018 | Exam results, Politics

  • GCSE results 2018: Physics

    Trends in Physics GCSE grades in England, age 16, 2017-18. For other subjects, visit our main subject tables page. GCSE Physics results: England, age 16 GCSE Physics results 2017-18 comparison: England, age 16

    11.29 Aug. 23rd, 2018 | Exam results, Politics

  • GCSE results 2018: Religious studies

    Trends in Religious studies GCSE grades in England, age 16, 2017-18. For other subjects, visit our main subject tables page. GCSE Religious studies results: England, age 16 GCSE Religious studies results 2017-18 comparison: England, age 16

    11.43 Aug. 23rd, 2018 | Exam results, Politics

  • GCSE results 2018: Physical education

    Trends in Physical education GCSE grades in England, age 16, 2017-18. For other subjects, visit our main subject tables page. GCSE Physical education results: England, age 16 GCSE Physical education results 2017-18 comparison: England, age 16

    12.19 Aug. 23rd, 2018 | Exam results, Politics

  • GCSE results 2018: Music

    Trends in Music GCSE grades in England, age 16, 2017-18. For other subjects, visit our main subject tables page. GCSE Music results: England, age 16 GCSE Music results 2017-18 comparison: England, age 16

    12.20 Aug. 23rd, 2018 | Exam results, Politics

  • GCSE results 2018: Media/film/TV studies

    Trends in Media/film/TV studies GCSE grades in England, age 16, 2015-18. For other subjects, visit our main subject tables page. GCSE Media/film/TV studies results: UK, age 16

    13.55 Aug. 23rd, 2018 | Exam results, Politics