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Year 6 pupils will not have to take times tables tests next summer

Primary schools will not be expected to adminster times tables tests for year 6 pupils next summer, despite an...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

What are the big decisions Justine Greening must make as education secretary?

A new education secretary, Justine Greening, has been appointed. So, what now? Natalie Perera describes what awaits at the...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Justine Greening has the best job in government – she must address Morgan’s toxic legacy, quickly

As Nicky Morgan leaves office, her one-time opposite number Lucy Powell glances over her legacy Teachers everywhere will rejoice...

Lucy Powell
Lucy Powell
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Schools minister admits Shanghai maths teachers only do ‘two lessons a day’

Teachers will not share the “luxury” of greater time for lesson planning enjoyed by their counterparts in south Asia,...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Prime minister Theresa May: What does this mean for schools?

Theresa May could soon become our new prime minister after her only opponent in the Conservative leadership race Andrea...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

Apprenticeships: how the levy and hiring targets will affect schools and multi-academy trusts

In recent weeks, readers have asked how two key apprenticeship policies will affect schools and academy trusts. They sound...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

PFI must not be put into the ‘too difficult’ drawer

PFI contracts can work, says Julia Harnden, but they also can have a negative impact on school finances PFI...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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Schools must report EAL data differently from September – are you ready?

From September, schools will need to inform the government of each child’s country of birth, nationality and their level...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
News

Skills shake-up won’t stop schools offering A-levels and BTECs

A planned overhaul of post-16 education won’t stop schools offering A-levels and vocational courses like BTECs together, the author...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker