Exams

Gibb and Ofqual to face education committee hearing over exams

Schools minister Nick Gibb and the leadership of exams regulator Ofqual will face questions from MPs at an education...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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MPs tell government to ‘shake up status quo’ on home education

MPs have slammed an “astonishing” lack of data on the number of children educated at home, and called for...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Where is £3.1bn catch-up cash coming from, MPs ask DfE

MPs have demanded ministers provide answers regarding the £3.1 billion in catch-up funding after the government’s own sums appeared...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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‘Policy not politics’: New Ofqual boss attempts to play down independence fears

Dr Jo Saxton has said she would “absolutely speak out” as Ofqual boss if she felt any government decisions...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Consider if promoting ‘white privilege’ breaches equality laws, MPs tell schools

Schools should consider whether promoting “politically controversial terminology” such as “white privilege” is in line with their duties under...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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de Souza confirmed as children’s commissioner despite concerns over ‘knowledge and experience’

Dame Rachel de Souza will become the next children’s commissioner for England from next year after MPs narrowly approved...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Tell us how grade inflation can be ‘washed out’, MPs urge Williamson

MPs have demanded to know how 2020 grade inflation will eventually be “washed out” of the exams system. In...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Williamson told education committee to keep exam meeting details secret

A Parliamentary committee was asked to keep details of meetings about this summer’s exams fiasco secret in return for...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Nick Gibb grilled by education committee over exams: 7 things we learned

The schools minister Nick Gibb faced questions about exams in 2020 and 2021 when he appeared in front of...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker