Exams

AQA staff vote in favour of strike action over pay

Unison considering 'next steps' after 71% vote for industrial action it claims could disrupt exam results

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Exams

Private schools over-inflated GCSEs during Covid, analysis suggests

But academics say it's 'still not clear' why private schools issued more generous grades than expected

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Exams

Schools told to raid own coffers to get pupils to exams during rail strike

DfE says schools are 'best placed to prioritise their spending to support their pupils and students' during biggest rail...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Exams

AQA sorry for ‘stress’ over A-level law question not in advance info

Exam board makes second apology in a week over issues with advance information

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies, Politics

Schools bill rowback? Barran to ‘clarify position’ after Lords criticism

Minister's intervention suggests the government may be preparing to climb down on some of the more controversial measures

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Academy trusts eye expansions – but say it’s their biggest challenge

New national academy trust survey reveals how the sector is gearing up for the government's white paper ambitions

John Dickens
John Dickens
Schools

Schools should ‘obsess’ about attendance, says children’s commissioner

Report from Dame Rachel de Souza calls for better support for school counselling and improved intervention after exclusions

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
School funding

Infant free school meals funding rate to rise by just 7p

Nadhim Zahawi says increase is 'because we know more can be done in the face of rising costs"'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Paul Smith to leave Future Academies for White Horse job

Academy leader was first RSC to quit for a job in the sector, joining a minister's trust

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker