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Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 27/11/2018

13 books to take pupils out of their comfort zone – It is important that children experience books that make them feel uncomfortable, writes Aidan Severs Reading for pleasure is all the rage in schools, but how often do we, and the children we teach, read for displeasure? Or, perhaps more accurately, for discomfort? Ask […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 25/10/2018

DfE ‘recognises’ Progress 8 can drive ‘perverse incentives’ The Department for Education has admitted it “recognises” that its progress 8 performance measure can drive perverse incentives for schools with challenging intakes. Read more Over half of secondary schools use ‘internal inclusion units’, DfE research finds Over half of secondary schools and a minority of primaries […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 18/10/2018

Cyber attacks on colleges and unis: who, when and why? Data collected by Jisc about attacks on the national research and education network, Janet, raises suspicions about staff or students Read more Exclusive: MATs should cut leadership, says ex-schools tsar Sir David Carter suggests trusts should slim down their senior or middle leadership teams at […]

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 […]