Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 21/11/2019

A new league table that allows voters to see how their constituency has been affected by real-terms funding cuts has been published today by the National Education Union. It’s the latest attempt by the union to put school funding at the centre of the general election campaign. A tool previously set up by a coalition […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 14/11/2019

How to get an ‘outstanding’ grade in new Ofsted regime – Castleford Academy near Wakefield says it is the first secondary school to be awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted under the inspectorate’s new framework. How did it do it? An academy with a “demanding” curriculum that has taken practical steps to reduce staff workload […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 07/11/2019

Free school transport ‘pushed to breaking point’ – Councils have warned that the current funding system for free school transport may not be financially sustainable. Demand and costs are pushing free school transport in England “to breaking point”, a new report has revealed. Local authorities are now spending more than £1 billion per year year […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 31/10/2019

School toilet policies ‘could cause pupil incontinence’ – School policies that stop children from going to the toilet whenever they want pose a health risk, charity warns. Inappropriate school toilet policies could lead to pupils developing health problems, a children’s charity has warned. Alina Lynden, from ERIC, a children’s bowel and bladder charity, said that […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 24/10/2019

The government has been warned its repeated claim that school budgets are being boosted by £14 billion “could mislead” – while a teaching union has deleted an incorrect funding claim from its website. The disclosures come amid the latest intervention from the statistics watchdog which has already previously slapped down both the Department for Education […]