• Sixth forms cry foul over 'unwelcome' rule change restricting use of 16-19 tuition fund

    A rule change which restricts the use of the 16 to 19 tuition fund for sixth forms and colleges has been branded “unwelcome”. The Sixth Form Colleges Association has warned that a new stipulation that the funding can only be spent on students who failed to achieve a grade 4 in English or maths at

    11.33 Aug. 6th, 2020 | News

  • £1bn schools coronavirus ‘catch-up’ package revealed

    The government will spend £1 billion on an education “catch-up plan”, with a large chunk of the cash going directly to schools. Under proposals outlined today, state primary and secondary schools will split £650 million in additional funding for the 2020-21 academic year to help their pupils catch up on education missed as a result

    0.01 Jun. 19th, 2020 | News

  • Pressure mounts on ministers as study shows fifth of pupils do no schoolwork at home

    Children not in school during the lockdown have been spending an average of 2.5 hours a day doing schoolwork, new research suggests. According to the UCL Institute of Education, which conducted the study, the figure is around half that suggested by previous research, “implying that learning losses are much greater than previously thought”. One fifth

    10.20 Jun. 15th, 2020 | News

  • EEF: Weekly maths tutoring boosts progress by three months

    Children receiving weekly maths tutoring make three months’ more progress than those without a tutor, according to new research from the Education Endowment Foundation. The study examined the impact of tutoring on the maths attainment of year 6 pupils identified by their teachers as working below their age-expected levels in the subject. The tutoring was

    0.01 Nov. 2nd, 2018 | News

  • Researcher: A private tutoring tax 'would level grammar school playing field'

    A leading education researcher wants a new tax on private tutoring services, to help “level the playing field” for lower-income pupils trying to get into grammar schools. Such a tax would be particularly vital to counteract parents who use private tutors to “coach” children for the 11-plus entrance test, said Professor John Jerrim of the

    0.02 Mar. 22nd, 2018 | News