Education News Round-Up September 1st

Private schools A-level dip reflects national trends
Private schools saw a dip in top A-level results this year, largely reflecting national trends, figures released by the sector suggest.
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Wide variation in Sats results revealed across local authorities
This year’s Sats results showed “considerable variation” between local authorities – with the greatest difference being seen in reading scores
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Teacher training budget slashed, despite recruitment crisis
The funding cuts were made when Scottish teachers were struggling to find jobs, but levels have never recovered, despite shortages in many areas
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London pupils strongest in primary tests
London pupils outperformed the rest of England in this year’s tougher primary school tests, with a 28 percentage point gap between the best and worst performing local authorities.
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