News

Greening’s first education questions: Green paper ‘will help’ SEN pupils, and four other things we learned

The government’s new(ish) education team faced its first proper grilling in Parliament this afternoon during the first education questions since...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

What works for children in the most privileged schools will not work for everyone

While the media continues to focus on the grammar school debate and the issue of selection, I fear we...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

UTC architect Lord Baker slams government over ‘narrow’ EBacc

The architect of the University Technical College (UTC) model has launched a scathing attack on the government’s “narrow” English...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Exam results, News

A-level results 2016: Figures suggest EBacc might not be driving drop in creative subjects

A drop in pupils studying some creative subjects has been linked to the government’s EBacc accountability measure squeezing students out...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Design and technology: 87 MPs demand inclusion of subject in EBacc

Pupils should be able to choose between computer science and design and technology as part of the EBacc, almost...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Disadvantaged pupils benefit from swift EBacc changes, research finds

Schools that swiftly overhauled their curriculum to meet the government’s English Baccalaureate (EBacc) when it was first introduced boosted...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
News

EBacc: MPs prepare to debate petition on exclusion of arts subjects

MPs will debate a decision to exclude expressive arts subjects from the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) this afternoon, after more than...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

Why did some results dip last year? Ofqual reveals all…

Last year, on GCSE results day, panicked phone calls came through to the Schools Week office. There were dips...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

EBacc and primary testing pushing arts out of the curriculum

New findings from The National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD) Survey Report 2015-16 published this week...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips