News

  • News Review 08 May 2018

    News Review 08 May 2018

    Ofqual is surveying examiners on their background following concerns raised over the lack of examiner experience, reports Schools Week.

    08 May 2018 3:45pm

  • News Review 30 April 2018

    News Review 30 April 2018

    Schools Week reports that schools commissioner Sir David Carter will retire from his role at the end of August 2018.

    01 May 2018 1:06pm

  • News Review 23 April 2018

    News Review 23 April 2018

    The Independent reports on a recent study by the Education Policy Institute (EPI). claiming that the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers is equivalent to one GCSE grade, raising suggestions that the exam reforms are not working.

    25 Apr 2018 11:09am

  • News Review 16 April 2018

    News Review 16 April 2018

    The Guardian reports on the controversial new baseline assessments for testing four year-olds revealed by the government this week.

    17 Apr 2018 2:28pm

  • News Review 09 April 2018

    News Review 09 April 2018

    TES reports that exams regulator Ofqual will carry out a programme of work to look into grade boundaries at GCSE and A level to ensure that grades reflect improvements in pupil performance.

    09 Apr 2018 11:08am

  • News Review 20 March 2018

    News Review 20 March 2018

    Andria Zafirakou, an arts and textiles teacher from Alperton Community School in Brent, north-west London, was presented with the fourth annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher $1 million prize on Sunday.

    20 Mar 2018 3:43pm

  • News Review 12 March 2018

    News Review 12 March 2018

    TES reports from the Association of School Leaders’ Conference held in Birmingham this week

    12 Mar 2018 12:06pm

  • News Review – 05 March 2018

    News Review – 05 March 2018

    The TES reports on the need for the education community to remember the psychological needs of students in an education system focused on data.

    05 Mar 2018 2:02pm

  • Take a ‘Quantum Leap’ into crowd sourced assessment

    Take a ‘Quantum Leap’ into crowd sourced assessment

    Cambridge Assessment Network will be hosting Professor Simon Peyton Jones FRS (Microsoft Research) and Miles Berry (Principal Lecturer in Computing Education at the University of Roehampton) at the Network’s spring seminar, 'A Quantum Leap': crowd sourcing assessment.

    26 Feb 2018 3:47pm

  • News Review – 12 February 2018

    News Review – 12 February 2018

    Conservative MP Julian Sturdy has called for the introduction of a GCSE in agriculture to aid young people as Brexit goes ahead, reports the TES.

    12 Feb 2018 1:13pm

  • News Review - 29 January 2018

    News Review - 29 January 2018

    Schools Week reports that new figures released by the Department for Education indicate that 12 per cent of secondary schools have fallen below floor standards.

    29 Jan 2018 10:12am

  •  News Review – 23 January 2018

    News Review – 23 January 2018

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency has invited expressions of interest from providers who want to be amongst the first to deliver the new T-levels in 2020/21, reports FE Week.

    23 Jan 2018 9:05am

  • Key Stage 4 and 5 data release

    Key Stage 4 and 5 data release

    The DfE is due to release the following on 25 January 2018:

    16 Jan 2018 12:18pm

  • News Review – 09 January 2018

    News Review – 09 January 2018

    The Prime Minister’s cabinet reshuffle yesterday brought about the resignation of Justine Greening former Secretary for Education who has been replaced by Damian Hinds, reports the BBC.

    09 Jan 2018 10:18am

  • Standards and Testing Agency seek three Early Years experts

    Standards and Testing Agency seek three Early Years experts

    The Department for Education intends to run a competitive procurement process for the development and delivery of an assessment for reception aged children to baseline their prior attainment at their point of entry to the English schools system (a Reception Baseline Assessment).

    19 Dec 2017 10:03am

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