News

A-level results 2021: Private schools see bigger jump in top grades

Private schools have seen a bigger jump in the number of top grades than state schools in this year’s...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Secondary school league tables to return in 2021-22

Secondary school league tables will be brought back next academic year after being suspended for two years because of...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Retain ‘teaching technologies’ and online parents’ evenings after Covid, say NEU members

New ways of working with technology in teaching developed over the past year and online parents’ evenings should be...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

League tables could still include summer term attendance

The government has not ruled out using attendance data for the summer term in school league tables, despite backing...

James Carr
James Carr
News

DfE tight-lipped over attendance league tables proposal

Ministers have been urged to clarify whether an “absurd” plan to base league tables on school attendance this year...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Attendance league tables will be ‘relief map of pandemic’

Ranking schools in league tables based on their attendance will just become a “relief map of the pandemic”, one...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
News

League tables scrapped and primary tests scaled back – but year 6 SATs will go ahead

League tables will be scrapped for another year and primary assessment scaled back as part of a raft of...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Questions over league tables, but no Ofsted until January

Schools are none-the-wiser about whether league tables will return next year as the government attempts a return to “business...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

Education is a long game, so league table measures should be too

There are natural swings between year groups as talent and circumstance ebb and flow, suggests Loic Menzies, but under...

Tom Mendelsohn
Tom Mendelsohn