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ASCL wants next year’s grades pegged to pre-Covid standards

School leaders’ union ASCL wants next year’s grades to be pegged back to pre-Covid standards, warning it is “difficult...

Samantha Booth
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School repairs derailed by ‘inexplicable’ CIF delays and material shortages

Schools have been forced to delay building repairs by up to a year after the government awarded condition improvement...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Exams

Exams 2021: AQA to return 26% of fees paid by schools

Exam board AQA has confirmed it will once again return just 26 per cent of entry fees paid this...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

The Brexit ‘minefield’: how immigration changes threaten school jobs and trips

Some migrant pupils risk exclusion from school trips and European staff risk losing jobs under post-Brexit immigration reforms. As...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Heads plan greater weighting on ‘exam-style papers’ for teacher assessment grades

Over half of leaders plan to give greater weighting to “exam-style papers” than other forms of assessment when issuing...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Geoff Barton to serve second term as ASCL leader

Geoff Barton is to serve a second term as general secretary of the ASCL school leadership union, after being...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Ditch ideology and ‘knowledge-rich mantras’ to fix education, union leader tells ministers

Ministers must ditch “ideology, politicking and knowledge-rich mantras” and acknowledge a “relatively small number of changes” are needed to...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Government’s £4m catch-up resources could be ‘downloadable, printable’ materials

The government has said its £4 million pledge for catch-up resources may take the form of “printable” documents, prompting...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

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...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth