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More pupils are requesting extra time in exams - and 4 other things we learned from Ofqual's new data
As exams get tougher will we see more pupils requesting extra time? New data from Ofqual suggests that could be the case.   Exams regulator Ofqual this morning...
"Figures blunder" over degree success of state school pupils
An influential body has been criticised for a figures “blunder” in a report that claimed state school pupils go on to get better degrees than those in private...
Teachers need support to meet national curriculum literacy demands, claims National Literacy Trust
Greater support is needed for teachers to meet the literacy requirements demanded by the new national curriculum, a report published today has claimed. Almost a quarter of teachers...
What to expect from Nicky Morgan's big Policy Exchange speech
Nicky Morgan will make a series of policy announcements during a speech to the Policy Exchange think tank tomorrow. We have the list (and more detail on each...
Talented Leaders operator kept in dark about National Teacher Service plans
Plans to create a national teacher service to help under-performing schools struggling with recruitment have not been discussed with the organisation currently placing senior leaders in similar schools,...
Government to review exams for 7-year-olds to establish 'firm basis' for calculating progress
The government will use a review of testing for 7-year-olds to make it easier to calculate progress to key stage 2, Nicky Morgan will announce tomorrow. The education secretary...
What do we know about the 5 academy chains set for £5m windfall to improve northern schools?
Five academy sponsors will be handed grants totalling nearly £5m to “drive up standards” in schools across the north of England, education secretary Nicky Morgan will announce tomorrow. Ms...
90 per cent EBacc enrolment pledge not a climb-down, government claims
The government’s new pledge that 90 per cent of pupils will study the full slate of EBacc subjects is not a climb-down on previous aims, it has been...
Primary school tests 'review' - what we know so far
Education secretary Nicky Morgan has a big speech planned for tomorrow. Testing at primary level is definitely on the agenda, but a briefing to national and Sunday papers...