Education Reform

Speed read: ASCL’s blueprint to tackle education’s ‘entrenched injustice’

The school leaders’ union wants wide-ranging reforms, warning studies suggest rich-poor attainment gap ‘may never close’.

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Opinion

Why we shouldn’t rush to scrap GCSEs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

We need a debate about the future of education post-Covid-19, but that shouldn’t mean a rush to abolish things...

Freddie Whittaker
TIM OATES
News

Computer science GCSE will be exam-only until 2020

Computer science GCSEs will continue to be assessed purely on exams until 2020 after tasks from the test were...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Don’t boycott SATs, heads tell parents

Headteachers have warned parents not to take part in a planned boycott of this year’s SATs. The campaign group...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

NFER to deliver reception baseline test

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has been chosen to deliver the controversial new baseline test for reception children,...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

How to use assessment effectively in your school

How do you know if your school’s approach to assessing pupils is effective in promoting learning, asks Jamie Scott...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

Botched computing test won’t count towards final GCSE grades, Ofqual confirms

A 20-hour non-examined assessment in computer science will not count towards pupils’ final GCSE grades in 2018 or 2019...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Good riddance to secure-fit writing assessment

The secure-fit model of writing assessment is on its way out and teachers will not be sorry to see it go,...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Assessment without levels: how are schools approaching it?

While some schools have simply replaced the old levels with unhelpful practices, a number of companies are developing solutions to...

Joshua Perry
Joshua Perry