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Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 03/10/2019

SEND inspections: How the system is failing – Inspections show how children are being let down by delays, poor support plans and exclusions. Inspection reports into the education and support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) reveal widespread failings across the country. This year, two-thirds of the inspections carried […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 26/09/2019

IFS: £1.1bn needed to reverse FE funding cuts – Even with an extra £400m for FE, per-student funding will be 7 per cent less in real terms than in 2010, finds IFS report. Some £1.1 billion in additional funding is needed to fully reverse the cuts to further education since 2010, new research reveals today. […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 19/09/2019

David Earnshaw, the chair of the Outwood Grange Academies Trust, will chair a new academy trust set up to take on schools shunned by other sponsors, Schools Week can reveal. Earlier this month, Gavin Williamson, the new education secretary, announced plans to pilot a specialist academy trust to take on those institutions often dubbed “schools […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 12/09/2019

All watches should be banned in exams to stamp out cheating, says review – Review to tighten up school exam system also calls for “toilet sweeps” to look for stashed crib sheets. Students should be banned from taking all watches into exam halls to stamp out cheating via devices connected to the internet, according to […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 05/09/2019

Starting salaries for teachers to increase by £6,000 – This could bring new teachers’ salaries up to £30,000. Starting salaries for teachers could rise to £30,000 – an increase of £6,000 – under government plans to reform teacher pay. The proposal comes after years of unions calling for an end to the “erosion” of pay, […]