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 […]

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

Call for all schools to be in academy trusts by 2030 – Confederation of School Trusts wants maintained school status to end – but not through forced academisation. The education system should work towards all schools being run by trusts by 2030, an academies leader has said. However, Leora Cruddas, the chief executive of the […]