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Intelligent but disadvantaged students are still not achieving top GCSE grades

Intelligent but disadvantaged students are still not achieving top GCSE grades - 18-07-2018

Almost half of clever but disadvantaged students fail to secure the top GCSE grades, according to a new study from social mobility charity, The Sutton Trust.
T-level qualifications being legally challenged by exam boards

T-level qualifications being legally challenged by exam boards - 18-07-2018

Legal action has been launched against the Department for Education over the introduction of the government’s flagship technical qualification, by the body which represents exam boards.
Capturing Energy from Walking? What a Bright Idea!

Capturing Energy from Walking? What a Bright Idea! - 15-07-2018

A team of four Year 9 students from Whalley Range High School in Manchester, have fought off tough competition from hundreds of schools across England, Scotland and Wales to become the national champions of Shell’s annual science competition, The Bright Ideas Challenge. The team won £5,000 to spend on state-of-the-art science and technology equipment for their school.
Discovery School – Newcastle to be shut down

Discovery School – Newcastle to be shut down - 03-07-2018

Discovery school in Newcastle to shut after Ofsted report said it was at ‘rock bottom’ Standards at a flagship free school have hit “rock bottom” with a group of “predatory pupils” roaming the institution and making others feel unsafe, a report has revealed.
Education reforms creating system of ‘winners’ and ‘losers’

Education reforms creating system of ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ - 02-07-2018

Inequality in England’s schools appears to have increased following government reforms, with fewer children from less well-off backgrounds now attending higher rated schools.
Barrett Steel Offer STEM Support to Schools

Barrett Steel Offer STEM Support to Schools - 01-07-2018

Encouraging children to study STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is something that Barrett Steel Ltd feel extremely strongly about.
Ofsted supporting stricter punishments for unruly pupils

Ofsted supporting stricter punishments for unruly pupils - 27-06-2018

Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s chief inspector, says she wants inspectors to focus more on behaviour in schools including “low level disruption” – such as swinging on chairs and talking in class.
More Than Half School Staff Forced to Spend Own Money on School Essentials

More Than Half School Staff Forced to Spend Own Money on School Essentials - 26-06-2018

Staff fork out on food for hungry kids, tampons, toilet rolls, pens, pencils and books as funding cuts bite.
Thinking skills could improve GCSE results by a whole grade

Thinking skills could improve GCSE results by a whole grade - 25-06-2018

New research reveals striking improvements in schools which adopt ‘map-reading’ model of learning. Attending a Thinking School can improve pupils’ GCSE results by as much as a grade, according to new research.
Partnership to support teachers to get pupils active in Maths

Partnership to support teachers to get pupils active in Maths - 21-06-2018

National children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has cemented its partnership with Maths of the Day by collaborating to offer primary schools in the country access to free active maths workshops
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