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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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The link between exclusions, alternative provision and...

Date: 16.11.2018

Reports of schools off-rolling pupils to boost performance have been rife in 2018. FFT looked at some demographic factors...

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Does good progress mean better Ofsted rating?

Date: 16.11.2018

Education Datalab wondered what kind of relationship exists between Key Stage 2 progress scores and inspection ratings....

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Is your school collecting too much pupil data?

Date: 06.11.2018

Schools need to review whether or not they are collecting too much pupil data, and whether they are making good use of the data they do collect...

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Offrolling students: culprits exposed in new analysis

Date: 06.11.2018

A new ranking by The Guardian shows four academy chains lost up to 7% of pupils prior to exams...

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Where will the budget 'bonus' be spent?

Date: 04.11.2018

Schoolzone polled teachers, not on how offended they were, but how they might spend the budget windfall....

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Assessment under the 2019 Ofsted framework

Date: 02.11.2018

We polled schools on whether Ofsted's reduced focus on performance will affect their assessment practices...

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Academy or LA school? Which is better?

Date: 25.10.2018

How does school performance vary between LA and academy school? Should weak academies return to LAs or switch trusts?...

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Is it time to abandon 'school improvement'?

Date: 16.10.2018

Are schools actually improving? Can we say one way or the other - and does it matter?...

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Under-performing academies: 2018 increase

Date: 15.10.2018

Another way to look at academy performance data is via the DfE's warning letters sent to academies....

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Looking for an NQT? Which are most likely to stay

Date: 15.10.2018

The DfE's teacher analysis compendium looks at various aspects of teacher recruitment and retention...

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