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.
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‘Schools minister: Focus on phonics is working
Thousands of children are now on track to become excellent readers as a result of the Government’s focus on phonics.
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Protect free school meals, say doctors
Free school meals for infant pupils must be protected and not sacrificed in any budget cuts, say top doctors and nutritionists.
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School that told pupils they were better than results is rated inadequate by Ofsted
A headteacher whose praise for pupils in a post-exam letter went viral has failed to win the hearts of Ofsted inspectors, who have graded the school inadequate.
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