News

  • News Review - 14 March 2017

    News Review - 14 March 2017

    Head teachers are having to reduce the number of GCSE and A Level subjects on offer to students as the nation faces “bare bones education”, reports the BBC.

    14 Mar 2017 9:20am

  • News Review - 06 March 2017

    News Review - 06 March 2017

    Chancellor Philip Hammond is due to announce plans for a transformation of vocational qualifications which will make them “equal” to A Levels, reports The Independent.

    08 Mar 2017 12:15pm

  • News Review – 27 February 2017

    News Review – 27 February 2017

    Schools minister Nick Gibb has confirmed that a times tables test will be implemented in 2019, in accordance with the Conservatives' election manifesto.

    27 Feb 2017 2:33pm

  • News Review – 13 February 2017

    News Review – 13 February 2017

    Analysis of GCSE and A-level entries carried out by BBC Radio 4’s Today programme reveals that pupils at independent schools are significantly more likely to receive extra time to complete their exams, reports The Guardian.

    13 Feb 2017 3:14pm

  • News Review -  06 February 2017

    News Review - 06 February 2017

    Research carried out by the Teacher Development Trust suggests there are thousands of teachers in schools without access to professional development as schools are reducing their budgets for teacher training.

    06 Feb 2017 1:08pm

  • News Review – 30 January 2017

    News Review – 30 January 2017

    Attending the Whole Education’s annual conference this week, National Schools Commissioner, Sir David Carter, proposed a new ten-year teacher career support plan in a bid to encourage teachers to remain in the profession, reports the TES.

    31 Jan 2017 9:34am

  • News Review – 23 January 2017

    News Review – 23 January 2017

    A report being produced by the head teachers’ associations, the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and exam boards suggests an additional 7,000 teachers will be required as examiners this year following GCSE and A-Level reforms.

    23 Jan 2017 12:12pm

  • News Review - 16 January 2017

    News Review - 16 January 2017

    A school in China has developed an innovative ‘marks bank’ scheme in a bid to reduce the stress of taking exams, reports the BBC.

    16 Jan 2017 12:20pm

  • News Review - 20 December 2016

    News Review - 20 December 2016

    Education secretary Justine Greening has announced the appointment of Roger Taylor as the next chair of Ofqual, reports the TES.

    21 Dec 2016 12:14pm

  • News Review – 12 December 2016

    News Review – 12 December 2016

    Findings included in a report by a UCL Institute of Education academic reveal that only one in six A-level grades predicated by teachers were accurate.

    12 Dec 2016 2:25pm

  • News Review - 06 December 2016

    News Review - 06 December 2016

    The BBC reports on the recently published PISA results, run by OECD and based on tests taken by 15 year-olds all over the world.

    07 Dec 2016 9:18am

  • News review – 28 November 2016

    News review – 28 November 2016

    Ofsted’s national director of education, Sean Harford has voiced concerns that inspectors are still looking for detailed marking when judging schools, according to a report in this week’s TES.

    28 Nov 2016 11:47am

  • News review - 21 November 2016

    News review - 21 November 2016

    The TES reports that independent girls’ schools are playing down the importance of the new GCSE grade 9 in a bid to preserve the girls’ mental health.

    21 Nov 2016 11:25am

  • News review - 24 October 2016

    News review - 24 October 2016

    Catch up on the latest news education news.

    24 Oct 2016 1:22pm

  • News review - 17 October 2016

    News review - 17 October 2016

    Read more about the latest news to hit educational headlines this week.

    17 Oct 2016 3:40pm

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