News

  • News Review - 1 May 2017

    News Review - 1 May 2017

    The Guardian reports head teachers have expressed concerns that secondary schools in England are facing a 'perfect storm' of pressures which will seriously affect pupils.

    01 May 2017 10:32am

  • Primary Assessment consultation

    Primary Assessment consultation

    The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a consultation seeking views on the future of primary assessment and the implications for accountability.

    25 Apr 2017 2:48pm

  • News Review - 24 April 2017

    News Review - 24 April 2017

    The National Union of Teachers (NUT) voted against balloting members over a boycott of primary school Sats tests in England at their annual conference in Cardiff last week, reports the BBC.

    24 Apr 2017 2:56pm

  • News Review - 11 April 2017

    News Review - 11 April 2017

    The BBC reports that a study carried out by Nottingham University has found that female heads are still unrepresented in secondary schools and are likely to remain so for the next quarter of a century.

    11 Apr 2017 9:45am

  • Latest policy updates

    Latest policy updates

    The following updates to education and assessment policy may be of interest to CIEA members.

    04 Apr 2017 2:19pm

  • News Review - 03 April 2017

    News Review - 03 April 2017

    The new-style national tests taken by English seven year-olds last year may be scrapped this year, reports the BBC.

    03 Apr 2017 11:56am

  • News Review – 28 March 2017

    News Review – 28 March 2017

    Education Secretary Justine Greening has tried to clarify confusion surrounding the new reformed GCSE grading system by announcing that grade 4 will be the “standard pass” and grade 5 will be deemed a “strong pass”.

    29 Mar 2017 9:49am

  • 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

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