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Schools Told to Reduce Pressure for SAT Exams

Schools Told to Reduce Pressure for SAT Exams - 12-03-2019

The Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, has criticised parents and teachers setting revision and mock papers for pupils ahead of sitting their SATs exams. He has said that schools and parents must not heap pressure on children, stating key stage 2 tests are not public exams that they will be judged on in later life.
Music Curriculum Tender Draws Ire From Educators

Music Curriculum Tender Draws Ire From Educators - 05-03-2019

The school standards minister Nick Gibb has announced on Twitter that the ‘ABRSM has won a competitive process to draft the new non-statutory Model Music Curriculum’.
School Support Staff Exploited Due to Funding Shortages

School Support Staff Exploited Due to Funding Shortages - 04-03-2019

The National Education Union’s largest ever survey of support staff in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland shows members are struggling to cope with real-terms funding cuts and the consequent additional pressures on workload.
Head Teachers Oppose Calls for Mobile Phone Ban

Head Teachers Oppose Calls for Mobile Phone Ban - 26-02-2019

Nick Gibb, the minister for school standards in England, has called for a ban on mobile phones in classrooms – and for pupils to be taught about the dangers of excessive screen time.
Replace email with AI to reduce teachers’ workload

Replace email with AI to reduce teachers’ workload - 26-02-2019

Teachers should not have to email outside of office hours and should instead embrace innovative technology such as AI to help to reduce their workload, suggests the Education Secretary.
New scheme launched to help schools improve tech in schools

New scheme launched to help schools improve tech in schools - 26-02-2019

A pilot is being set up by the EDUCATE programme, based at UCL knowledge lab, whose researchers want to work with teachers on dispelling some of the myths about, and fears of, using education technology (edtech) in the classroom.
White teens underperforming compared to their peers

White teens underperforming compared to their peers - 26-02-2019

The latest Secondary School League Tables show that white children are making less progress compared to their peers from all other ethnic groups by the time they are 16 years old.
Education reforms further disadvantaging poorer students

Education reforms further disadvantaging poorer students - 26-02-2019

Students from lower income backgrounds could be missing out on opportunities to study at the UK’s top universities despite education reforms, as they are less likely to take up ‘academically rigorous’ GCSE subjects such as history over schools’ fears they will not achieve high enough grades.
Colleges forced by budget cuts to promote ‘popular low-value courses’ Ofsted says

Colleges forced by budget cuts to promote ‘popular low-value courses’ Ofsted says - 21-01-2019

A lack of government funding for sixth forms and colleges is prompting principals to prioritise courses just to get “bums on seats” rather than helping pupils’ future prospects, Ofsted says.
State Sixth Form Beating the Oxbridge Odds

State Sixth Form Beating the Oxbridge Odds - 21-01-2019

A state sixth form college with a large number of students attracting Pupil Premium funding has achieved 41 Oxbridge offers, placing them on a par with top private schools.
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