• Is it legal for councils to fine schools for excluding pupils?

    The desire to achieve a reduction in exclusions is plainly to be welcomed, but councils can’t just impose a fining system – schools would have to sign up to it, explains Russell Holland Gloucestershire County Council has recently made headlines for proposing to “fine” schools £5,000 for permanently excluding a child. The reality is that

    5.00 Oct. 21st, 2018 | Opinion

  • Attainment 8 and progress 8: Which regions performed best?

    Today the government has released the provisional GCSE results in England for 2017-18, which reveal the attainment 8 and progress 8 scores across the country. The lowest average attainment 8 score per pupil in England’s state funded schools was 35.2 this year, in Knowsley, a borough in Merseyside, while the highest was 58.0 in Sutton, London (excluding

    12.30 Oct. 16th, 2018 | News