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Dame Glenys Stacey on the 2021 exams: 8 things we learnt

Ofqual’s interim chief regulator Dame Glenys Stacey was quizzed by MPs this morning on the plans for exams next...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Nick Gibb at education committee: 7 things we learned

Schools minister Nick Gibb has suggested some grade inflation will be allowed again next year to cater for lockdown...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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MPs to look at ‘more active’ inspection role in new home education inquiry

MPs have launched an inquiry into home learning which will include looking at the role inspections should play in...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Grading system risks ‘inaccuracy and bias’ against disadvantaged pupils, MPs warn

Pupils are at risk of missing out on the results they deserve because of “inaccuracy and bias” in this...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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‘There’s still challenges’ – Williamson grilled over FSM voucher scheme

The government still faces “some challenges” over its national free school meals voucher system, the education secretary has admitted,...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Coronavirus: Routine inspections not likely before summer, says Spielman

Ofsted is unlikely to resume routine inspections of schools this academic year, Amanda Spielman has told MPs. The chief...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Coronavirus: Committee of MPs to probe DfE’s response to disease

The response of the Department for Education to the coronavirus outbreak and the impact of the disease on schools...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Investigation: SEND funding crisis pits parents and schools against councils

Council bosses say pressure on their SEND budgets leaves them at risk of not being able to deliver core...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Minister: It’s ‘not impossible’ for schools to meet apprentice hiring targets

It is “not impossible” for schools to meet apprentice recruitment targets, but they may need extra help, the skills...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson