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School cutbacks put ‘education system at risk’

Head teachers say government required savings risk destabilising education.

Sats tests: Exam results ‘manipulated for political agenda’

Head teachers express concerns that exam results can be manipulated by politicians and their agencies.

 

 

Only 15% of pupils from the poorest 30% of homes in England attend an outstanding primary, says study. (BBC) –  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39614276

Pupils are struggling with the pressure of a new grading scheme for GCSEs, a teacher union says. (BBC) –  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39620604

Check out this article in TES https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/we-wait-downing-streets-whim-which-parts-schools-green-paper-will-be

Why is Ofsted ignoring these disappearing students?  What category do these students fall into SEN, FSM, Disadvantaged, Learning Difficulties etc? https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.theguardian.com/education/2017/mar/21/gcse-pupils-secondary-schools-lost-ofsted

Top state schools ‘dominated by richest families’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39076204

There’s no such thing as ‘British values’ – Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland all teach different things.  Sir Tim Brighouse. 1 March 2017 – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/feb/28/hate-crime-school-british-values-tim-brighouse

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