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
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Leading academy CEOs demand £5.8bn catch-up cash for poorer pupils

A group of leading academy trust bosses have set out proposals for a £5.8 billion Covid recovery plan, as...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Exam changes can’t compensate for Covid hit to disadvantaged pupils, says government

Changes to next year’s exams cannot compensate for pupils’ divided experiences during the pandemic, the government has said, even...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Attainment gaps begin to widen and 6 other key findings from the EPI annual report

The Education Policy Institute has published its annual report, which has found that the attainment gap between poorer pupils...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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EPI: Attainment gap has stopped closing for the first time in a decade

The attainment gap between poorer pupils and their better-off peers has stopped closing for the first time in 10...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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OECD: Target extra resources at schools serving disadvantaged areas

Policy makers must target extra resources towards schools supporting large numbers of disadvantaged pupils, according to a new report....

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Grammar schools asked to prioritise poorest pupils

The body representing most of the country’s grammar school headteachers will encourage its members to “prioritise” the poorest pupils...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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A deep dive into Progress 8 and disadvantage

The Department for Education released its revised GCSE results for the 2016-17 exams on January 25, and Schools Week...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Poor pupils eschew music and sports clubs for more core tuition

Poorer pupils are missing out on music and sports clubs because they have to spend more time trying to...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney