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Primary schools are being asked to trial lessons in identifying ‘fake news’

The battle against fake news is about to make its way into classrooms, as primary schools are sought for...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
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A solid primary curriculum is essential for GCSE success – but what does that look like?

The expanded GCSEs may seem tough, but once pupils have been through the new primary curriculum, they will be...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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Exodus of children in care from London – but why?

An exodus of looked-after children from the capital could be driving down the achievement rates in other parts of...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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School cancels Friday afternoon classes to run scouts club

A Surrey primary school has cancelled Friday afternoon lessons in favour of running a scouts club, using school funds...

Samantha Lauren King
Samantha Lauren King
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More multi-academy trusts naming their own feeder primaries

Multi-academy leaders are more frequently naming primary schools within their trust as feeder schools for their secondaries, despite little...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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School tells staff to switch off ‘non-essential’ lights to save money

A school has told staff to “switch off non-essential” lights – even when pupils are in school – to...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Government abandons year 3 phonics check after trial prompts workload concerns

The government will not extend its phonics screening check re-takes to year three pupils after a trial run prompted concerns...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Dangerous drivers prompt body cameras for school-duty staff

More headteachers are opting to arm school crossing patrol officers with body cameras to clamp down on dangerous driving...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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2016 key stage 2 SATs: Fewer primary schools below floor standards

Fewer primary schools fell below the new “floor standards” this year compared with last – overturning the government’s expectation...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg