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Funding crisis hits sixth form offerings

Date: 06.03.2019

Many schools and colleges cannot afford to retain strategically important, but often less popular, subjects. ...

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GCSE entries decline, VQs increase

Date: 06.03.2019

Ofqual's annual qualifications market report...

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GCSE languages crisis

Date: 06.03.2019

Foreign language learning is at its lowest level in UK secondary schools since the turn of the millennium...

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How much does Early Years cost?

Date: 06.03.2019

The DfE have studied costs, revenue sources and reasons for variance...

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German and French drop by half in UK schools

Date: 27.02.2019

GCSE language uptake is at its lowest level in the UK's secondary schools...

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Music: State of the Nation

Date: 06.02.2019

This new report asks serious questions regarding the effects of current education policy on music education...

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Academies struggling just as much

Date: 01.02.2019

Academies seem to be reaching the bottom of their financial decline - but there's little good news...

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Music is thriving, but there’s a gap in schools

Date: 01.02.2019

While music is more popular than ever, the decline in school music disadvantages lower income children....

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Mental health and wellbeing provision in schools

Date: 29.01.2019

School policies seem to treat this issue as one of behaviour management, rather than pupil welfare...

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Responses to the new Ofsted framework

Date: 29.01.2019

Following the release of Ofsted’s proposed 2019 framework, The Key polled school leaders to get their reactions...

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Awareness of the Schools Buying Strategy

Date: 28.01.2019

Schools seem to be aware of it, but the £1 billion in annual savings is way, way off...

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Maths mastery research findings

Date: 28.01.2019

70 teachers a year exchange schools with those in Shanghai. Does it have any impact on attainment?...

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Ofsted annual report and stuck schools

Date: 15.01.2019

How long does it typically take to get to Good, and why have some schools not improved in 13 years?...

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The state of primary arts education

Date: 13.01.2019

A new Fabian Society report reveals the poor state of arts education in primary schools in England....

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School revenue balances in England

Date: 13.01.2019

School revenue balances in England...

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