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Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 14/03/2019

How could schools be held accountable for excluded pupils? Various government reviews, at least since the 2010 white paper, have claimed that the way to improve alternative provision is to make schools take greater responsibility for the pupils they exclude. Leaked documents suggest the Timpson review of exclusions will repeat this recommendation, but how might […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 07/03/2019

Legal disputes between parents over where to send their child to school is on the rise, leading family lawyer says Legal disputes between parents over where to send their child to school is on the rise, a leading family lawyer has said, amid increased competition for places. Read more Children as young as 14 are […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 28/02/2019

Social mobility cold spots will get worse unless action is taken to close attainment gap, MPs warn – ‘A regional attainment gap acts as a major roadblock to social mobility’ Social mobility “cold spots” in England are likely to get colder if action is not taken, a cross-party group of MPs and peers warn. There […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 14/02/2019

Trebling of refusals to teach violent and disruptive pupils – Absence of school behaviour policies and lack of support for special needs pupils among reasons for rise in refusal-to-teach ballots, says union The number of disputes involving teachers refusing to teach violent and disruptive pupils has almost trebled in three years, according to a union. […]