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Education News Round-Up November 3rd

Morgan: Tougher tests and top teachers in weak schools Primary school pupils in England could face formal tests at the age of seven – and a pool of “elite teachers” will be recruited to work in struggling schools in coastal towns. Read more Bursary cuts ‘risk primary teacher numbers’ Bursaries for trainee primary teachers in […]

Education News Round-Up October 12th

New wave of super-size secondary schools planned Councils across England are planning a new wave of “super-size” secondary schools of between 12 and 16 form groups for each year, a report says. Read more High migrant numbers have ‘no impact’ on English students, study shows A large number of migrant children in a school can […]

Education News Round-Up October 5th

More than 50% of teachers in England ‘plan to quit in next two years’ More than half of teachers in England (53%) are thinking of quitting in the next two years, a survey has suggested. Read more Sir Richard Branson: Give young people a gap year at 16 Young people should be given a gap […]

Education News Round-Up September 28nd

Compulsory academic GCSEs ‘a problem’ for some, says Ofsted chief A key government policy to force all pupils to sit GCSEs in core academic subjects could be difficult for some students, the head of Ofsted has said. Read more ‘Schools minister: Focus on phonics is working Thousands of children are now on track to become […]

Education News Round-Up September 22nd

Heads push over school funding disparities Huge regional disparities in funding could leave schools without teachers unless they receive some extra money, say head teachers. Read more ‘Disastrous’ focus on memorising times tables doesn’t add up, argues top Stanford maths expert Jo Boaler, professor of maths education at Stanford University, told a conference in London […]