Covid

Nine things we learned from Ofsted’s latest education recovery research

The watchdog found schools struggling with staff shortages, unclear Covid measures and identifying learning gaps

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker and Tom Belger
Exams

7 policies from Pearson to make exams fit for the future

Exam board advocates changes to performance measures and a rethink of the English and maths resit policy following major...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Treasury marks DfE’s 11,500-word homework laying out its vision

The Department for Education has published an 11,590-word “outcome delivery plan,” detailing the wide-ranging goals and performance metrics it...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Gibb: ‘Challenge’ schools with low EBacc entries to address ‘unequal opportunities’

Schools with low EBacc entries must be “challenged” to address “unequal opportunities” in the system, Nick Gibb has said....

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Barred: Teachers in challenging schools shut out of DfE schemes over EBacc rates

Teachers in the most challenging schools are being barred from shaping policy or sharing their expertise as government limits...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

GCSE results: ‘Bleak’ and ‘worrying’ drop in non-EBacc subjects

Today’s GCSE results reveal a further drop in non-English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects, with union heads expressing concern over the...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
News

DfE ditches statement suggesting top unis support EBacc subjects

The government has ditched a statement on its website stating that the country’s top universities believe the EBacc subjects...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Scrap EBacc and reform Progress 8 to tackle creative subjects slump, ministers told

Ministers should ditch the EBacc and reform the Progress 8 performance measure to arrest the slump in the number...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
News

Spielman: ‘Red herring’ to blame plunge in D&T numbers solely on EBacc

Ofsted’s chief inspector has defended the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) as being the main driver of plunging pupil numbers for...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon