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Are IGCSEs easier than GCSEs?

Date: 04.01.2019

Are Labour's claims that IGCSEs are easier than GCSEs (so favouring independent schools) true?...

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1/3 of maintained English secondary schools in the red

Date: 04.01.2019

New DfE figures highlight the funding crisis being faced by schools in England...

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Teachers witnessing distressing new levels of child poverty

Date: 04.01.2019

NEU poll paints a harrowing picture of the increase in poverty seen in our schools and the daily impact it is having...

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MATs and social disadvantage

Date: 20.12.2018

Ofsted should inspect chains; regional commissioners must act more firmly - Sutton Trust on MAT failings...

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Independent school students 7x more likely to get to...

Date: 07.12.2018

Eight schools had as many Oxbridge acceptances as another 2894 schools and colleges put together: Sutton Trust...

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First £50 million for grammar expansion

Date: 05.12.2018

Do the first 16 grammar schools to get expansion funding need the cash? ...

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England's most efficient schools

Date: 05.12.2018

The DfE gives all mainstream schools a score based on income vs progress. Here are the top scoring schools...

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Update on changes to the school accountability system in...

Date: 04.12.2018

This roundup up of key articles and policy updates gives a brief summary of the latest policy influences on school accountability...

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Update on the rise of the curriculum

Date: 04.12.2018

Does a national curriculum still exist? Here's a round up of the various key policies that have affected the curriculum since 2016....

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Why it costs £73,000 to educate a child

Date: 03.12.2018

Children from poor backgrounds in England now have more spent on their education than those from better-off families...

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Hidden cost of reduced SEN provision

Date: 03.12.2018

Councils spent more than £160m last year on taxis to transport children with SEND to and from school....

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Teacher recruitment in non-EBacc subjects only 2/3 of...

Date: 03.12.2018

While, overall, recruitment is up this year - it's not meeting schools' needs still. Physics and D&T in trouble....

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Ofsted getting tougher?

Date: 03.12.2018

Maybe, but primaries still find it easier to be outstanding. Meanwhile 2/3 of inspected Outstanding schools declined....

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Decline in vocational continues

Date: 03.12.2018

Latest DfE data shows a decrease of 9.3% in vocational certificates on the same quarter of 2017...

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Healthy Minds - dramatic results from LSE

Date: 30.11.2018

Healthy Minds investigates how students can be supported to develop emotional resilience and self efficacy....

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