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Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 11/10/2018

Hinds criticised for neglecting school funding in conference speech School leaders have criticized Damian Hinds for neglecting school funding in his first Conservative party conference speech as education secretary – instead of making “recycled announcements” Read more Exclusive: Ofsted says ‘powerful vested interests’ oppose its reforms Watchdog says its inspection changes will ‘expose emperor’s new […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 04/10/2018

Universities call for ‘essay mills’ that do students’ work for them to be outlawed More than 40 university chiefs are reported to have written to the Education Secretary calling for a ban on so-called “essay mills”. Read more Government ‘in denial’ over severe budget pressures facing schools, headteachers say The Department for Education (DfE) is […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round Up – 27/09/2018

Exclusive: Ofsted’s experience is draining away Watchdog loses the equivalent of 71% of its school HMI inspectors amid warnings of inspection ‘treadmill’ Read more Pupil premium ‘failing to target the poor’ Academic says that ring-fencing pupil premium ‘distorts optimal decision making’ by school leaders, governors, and Ofsted Read more Universities make ‘misleading’ marketing claims to […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round Up – 20/09/2018

Five ways to boost social mobility through skills A new report from the 5% Club calls for a bigger role for work experience in schools and colleges. Read more Exclusive: Ofsted plan to spend longer in schools Ofsted looks to ensure that inspectors spend more time in schools amid criticism that its reports are unreliable. […]

Weekly Thursday Education News RoundUp – 13/09/2018

Ofsted cuts leave parents guessing, say MPs Parents in England are not getting the assurance they need about the quality of education their children are receiving, a committee of MPs warns. Read more UK education consulting spend rises 196% in 14 years The tripling of consulting spending in the past 14 years has prompted criticism, […]