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 Ofsted to drop focus on exam results

Ofsted to drop focus on exam results - 16-10-2018

Schools will no longer receive a separate grade for students’ outcomes under changes set out by the education watchdog. Instead, the wider curriculum on offer will be looked at.
Deprived schools giving teenagers easier texts and promoting low achievement

Deprived schools giving teenagers easier texts and promoting low achievement - 24-09-2018

Some secondary schools are failing teenagers from deprived backgrounds by giving them reading material for primary-age children, the head of Ofsted has warned.
MPs uniting across party lines to ask government to stop nursery school closures

MPs uniting across party lines to ask government to stop nursery school closures - 21-09-2018

A cross-party group of 71 MPs has called on the government to take ‘urgent action’ in protecting funding for state-run nursery schools, warning that many could face closure.
New Initiative Launched to Schools to Promote Careers in Technology and Engineering

New Initiative Launched to Schools to Promote Careers in Technology and Engineering - 21-09-2018

A new awards system is being launched to encourage children to pursue careers in engineering and technology and prevent a huge shortfall of engineers in the UK.
Private primary schools caught 'coaching' children on the 11+ exam

Private primary schools caught 'coaching' children on the 11+ exam - 05-09-2018

Private primary schools have been threatened with a Grammar school exam ban after they were caught “coaching” children for the Eleven Plus.
Secondary School Teachers Losing 11 Days Teaching Time a Year

Secondary School Teachers Losing 11 Days Teaching Time a Year - 05-09-2018

The news that mobile phones will be banned in French schools has led to calls for a similar move to happen in the UK. Supporters of a ban say that mobiles phones are a major distraction in the classroom, as well as increasing the chances of cyberbullying.
GCSE Curriculum narrowing under EBACC

GCSE Curriculum narrowing under EBACC - 24-08-2018

The number of entries from students in England taking GCSEs in subjects that are not included in the EBacc – the school performance measure introduced in 2010 by then-Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove, in one year has fallen by 11.1% from 2017 to 2018, while the number of entries in EBacc subjects has risen by 4.5%.
Top grades fall following A-Level Reforms

Top grades fall following A-Level Reforms - 20-08-2018

The number of students gaining pass grades at A-level has dropped to its lowest point in eight years amid major exam reforms.
Pseudo words creating genuine distress

Pseudo words creating genuine distress - 20-07-2018

A new survey shows that the controversial phonics check, a test for five and six year olds is is making children cry and confusing good young readers.
Physical coordination linked to academic success

Physical coordination linked to academic success - 19-07-2018

Children who struggle to catch a ball are less likely to perform well in reading, writing and maths exams, a study has found. This new research raises the possibility that schools should provide extra support to children who lack hand-eye coordination.
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