Schools Week Reporter

  • Get creative to thank school stars, says campaign

    A national campaign is urging pupils and their families to get creative and thank the school stars who are “working tirelessly in incredibly difficult circumstances”. Thank a Teacher, launched this week, aims to celebrate staff who go above and beyond. Using the hashtags #HowWillYouSayThankYou and #ThankATeacher, pupils are asked to come up with creative messages

    7.00 May. 3rd, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: DfE cancels academies' May budget forecast

    Academies will no longer have to submit next month’s budget forecast return, after the government cancelled the collection because of the coronavirus outbreak. Normally, academies have to submit a budget forecast return outturn (BFRO) in May each year. The form was due to be made available to schools to fill in from next week. But in

    20.45 Apr. 16th, 2020 | News

  • Spielman's school funding blog post: The full text

    Ofsted’s chief inspector Amanda Spielman sparked controversy yesterday over several claims in a blog post outlining the impact of school funding pressures. The post was hastily removed by the watchdog, which said it was published “erroneously”. It will be released in the coming weeks to coincide with the publication of a more detailed study on

    10.02 Feb. 20th, 2020 | News

  • Who were the winners of The Careers & Enterprise Company Annual Awards 2019?

    This week the Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) celebrated the work of schools, colleges, businesses, and careers professionals with its annual awards ceremony for 2019. Over 200 nominations were accepted for the 12 categories and the winners were chosen by panel of independent expert judges. Claudia Harris, chief executive of the Careers and Enterprise Company,

    19.25 Sep. 27th, 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