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Hunt renews call to scrap GCSEs
Labour needs a “clearer narrative” and fewer “short-term gimmicks” in its education policy, teaching unions have warned after Tristram Hunt said the next party leader must put education...
Science lessons trial 'improves year five scores by three months'
A science lessons trial that asked “big questions” such as “how do we know the earth is a sphere” improved year 5 scores by three additional months, says...
More schools complain about Ofsted
A higher proportion of schools are complaining about their Ofsted inspections – and succeeding in having their complaints upheld, figures released this week reveal. Schools inspectorate Ofsted published...
Alastair Campbell: Education profession has been marginalised by politicians because of its 'voice of criticism' reputation
Former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell told school leaders today their profession has been politically marginalised because it has been viewed as a “voice of criticism”. Mr Campbell, speaking on...
Morgan promises to give away any salary boost
MPs are set to receive a 10 per cent pay rise if plans by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority go ahead – but Nicky Morgan says that she...
Teenager arrested after teacher stabbed at Bradford school
Police have arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after a teacher was stabbed at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford this morning.. West Yorkshire police launched...
Headteacher: “Time to kill off the exercise book”
A headteacher has called for schools to throw out their exercise books – with pupils instead spending their time making products that can change the world around them. Peter Hyman,...
Ofsted's new blog to 'shine a light' on inspection changes
Ofsted has launched a new blog ahead of sweeping changes coming into effect from September to the way it carries out its inspections. Introducing the blog focusing on...
Call for school leaders to take on challenge of creating self-improving system
An education charity chief has said too many school leaders are adopting a “victim attitude” to national accountability – issuing a rallying call for leaders to take “greater...