Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 27/06/2019

How to hold a GCSE exam for 3,700 students, A ‘headspace’ room, warm-up classes and free cereal bars: Inside the GCSE maths operation at Leeds City College. At the best of times, exam season is a busy period at Leeds City College. But for the three days on which students sit their GCSE maths exams, […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 20/06/2019

Ofsted downgrades 84 per cent of top-rated schools – Ofsted calls for an end to inspection exemption for top-rated schools as just 16 per cent remain ‘outstanding’. Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman has called for the inspection exemption on “outstanding” schools to be scrapped, as new figures show that more than 80 per cent of […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 13/06/2019

How to embed mental health into the school curriculum – To reduce the stigma of mental health, we should ensure that support permeates every area of school. There is often a stigma, a fear factor, attached to mental health. If there’s only one person in an academy who you can go to, it becomes a […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 06/06/2019

Call for return of grants to help poor pupils enter uni – Augar review highlights ‘huge gaps’ in access to university for poorer pupils. Maintenance grants should be re-introduced to help low-income pupils enter higher education, a Department for Education-commissioned review of post-18 education has said. Even though more disadvantaged young people are going to […]