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The Wasted Years: Ofsted’s KS3 concern

Ofsted has raised “serious” concerns about the teaching of key English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects in years 7 to 9,...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

Policy Exchange’s ‘resit levy’ will rob Peter to pay Paul

Policy Exchange’s “Crossing the Line” report explores “improving success rates among students retaking English and Maths GCSEs” and is...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
News

Schools should be fined if pupils don’t achieve Cs in English and maths, says new Policy Exchange report

Schools should be fined for each pupil failing to achieve a C grade in maths or English, with money...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
News

Academy head apologises for Progress 8 ‘worry’

The headteacher of a Cambridgeshire school has apologised to parents after Schools Week revealed it was changing the year...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Secondary moderns hit hard by coasting school definition

Secondary schools in areas where the brightest pupils are selected for grammar schools will be more likely to be...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

School changes pupils’ GCSEs mid-course and blames Progress 8 compliance

Work experience cut and pupils’ GCSEs changed mid-course to be league table ‘compliant’ A Cambridgeshire school has cancelled a...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

1,200 schools would be coasting, analysis reveals

Nearly 1,200 schools would be judged as coasting under new plans to intervene where pupil progress scores are lower...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
News

Coasting Schools Definition: The Nerdy Details

The official definition for a ‘coasting school’ has been revealed today. This matters because schools defined as coasting are...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Coasting school definition revealed by Nicky Morgan

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has today unveiled the criteria for what makes a “coasting school” as part of the...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott