Tackling Underachievement: Tougher Tests for Children Aged 7 and Elite Teachers in Weak Schools
Nicky Morgan has outlined some changes to education in England with incentives for the best teachers to work in weak schools, 7 year olds sitting harder exams, improvements in national marking, and making it a requirement for students to take more traditional subjects at GCSE level.
Video Game Players Are Less Likely to Achieve 5 GCSEs
The findings of a study into the effects of ICT on 600 students aged 14-16 that took place in Northern Ireland over 2 years.
Super-Size Schools to Open Across the Country
Massive 12 – 16 form entry schools to open across England to cater for more than 80,000 predicted secondary school places that will be needed in over the next 4 years. This plan follows a hugely successful super-size school project in Shanghai.
Pupil Premium Evidence is Positive – But 2 Million Pupils Still Need Better Support
Evidence suggests that the Pupil Premium is slowly working, but MPs say more still needs to be done to close the attainment gap.
Term-time Holiday Case Thrown Out
A father was taken to court for refusing to pay a £120 fine for bringing his daughter on holiday during term-time, but the case was thrown out.
Boy, 15, Saved by School Staff Trained in CPR
Does your school teach CPR? An amazing story of life-saving teachers shows just how important learning these skills can be.
England Set to Open First ‘New’ Grammar School since the Ban
A Grammar school in Kent is set to expand to a new site, but does this elude the 1998 ban on the opening of grammar schools?
‘Significant Improvements’ to Exam Appeal Process
Ofqual Chief Glenys Stacy has told the Commons Education Select Committee that there will be important changes to the process of appealing against GCSE and A-Level results.
Are Schools Spending Too Much On Supply Staff?
He latest figures suggest that schools spend £1.3bn on supply staff per year, but should this money be better spent on permanent, quality teachers?
Why Your School Should Organise a LGBT Awareness Week
Let’s celebrate the way the community has come together in standing up for the LGBT youth.