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The IGCSE: if it’s good enough for Eton, why not for our local schools? | Fiona Millar:

DfE costs, spend and value for money

DfE running costs

Tragedy of our lost boys: IAIN DUNCAN SMITH says it’s time we rescued the deprived ethnic group that’s stayed under the radar… poor white lads:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-5878665/IAIN-DUNCAN-SMITH-says-time-rescued-poor-white-lads.html

School Inspection Judgements Vs. Teacher Turnover: https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/2016/11/27/ofsted-impact/

‘Councils beat academy trusts at boosting failing schools’:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/education-44698272

Gibb: Grammar schools can’t use condition improvement fund to expand: 

Drop ‘misleading’ school statistic, government told: A former minister disputes the claim that 1.9 million more pupils are now in good or outstanding schools.
Warnings over teacher recruitment and retention crisis:https://www.theeducator.com/news/warnings-teacher-recruitment-retention-crisis/

A secondary school offers parents the chance to take their children out of school for a week in July 2019: School offers children week off in term time

Emotional impact on children as young as six is a “price too high” says a primary school head teacher: National tests bordering on ‘child abuse’ claims head

The equivalent of more than 7,000 full-time teachers left the profession last year: Teacher numbers at lowest since 2013, official figures show

Pay cut for ‘fat cat’ academy chiefs earning more than the Prime Minister:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2018/06/25/pay-cut-fat-cat-academy-chiefs-earning-prime-minister/
Off-rolling: using data to see a fuller picture:

A secondary school offers parents the chance to take their children out of school for a week in July 2019:
School offers children week off in term time

Ofsted chief says poor white communities lack ‘aspiration and drive’

Schools in white working-class areas can face multiple problems, says Ofsted’s chief inspector.

Who’s Left 2018, part two: What impact would reweighting school league tables have for multi-academy trusts?:  https://ffteducationdatalab.org.uk/2018/06/whos-left-2018-part-two-what-impact-would-reweighting-school-league-tables-have-for-multi-academy-trusts/

Sharp rise in missing pupils fuels ‘off-rolling’ fears:  https://www.tes.com/news/sharp-rise-missing-pupils-fuels-rolling-fears

Ofsted chief inspector backs ban on phones in schools:  Amanda Spielman also says she supports punishments such as lines, litter-picking and detention

Private schools ‘abuse charity status’ by giving discounts to richer families: https://amp.theguardian.com/education/2018/jun/03/private-schools-abuse-charity-status-by-giving-discounts-to-richer-families?__twitter_impression=true

‘Why I don’t want my child to be an apprentice’:   https://www.tes.com/news/why-i-dont-want-my-child-be-apprentice

Oh! What a tangled web we weave… https://schoolsweek.co.uk/doomed-free-school-handed-250k-to-help-it-close/

Sir David Carter: Attainment gap is the ‘civil rights challenge’ of our timehttps://schoolsweek.co.uk/sir-david-carter-attainment-gap-is-the-civil-rights-challenge-of-our-time/

Evidence not rhetoric https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.theguardian.com/politics/2018/mar/29/real-reason-why-london-schools-do-better-than-the-rest-of-the-country

The inevitable consequence of the lack of funding, restricted curriculum and a draconian accountability system.
https://www-tes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/exclusive-send-pupils-being-pushed-out-school-due-funding-squeeze?amp

The unintended consequences of Government http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/manchester-sets-fund-help-schools-provide-children-food-and-clothing

‘Unjustifiably high salaries’ paid by some academies

MPs highlight 102 academy trusts in England that pay some trustees over £150,000 a year.
Another free school closing at what cost?  http://www.minerva.academy/
The government is criticised for giving taxpayers’ money to a training provider accused of failing.

 

 

Getting the basics right –  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-43078340

Check out this article in TES https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/there-a-lesson-carillion-and-early-academy-chains-big-not

St Olave’s Grammar School row head resigns: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42033702

Vested interested?

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/new-academies-minister-mat-sweet-spot-is-12-to-20-schools/?utm_campaign=News%20Briefing&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=58046107&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–L83cgD9sTmYokHTOnZa04Z6EfzwbPE-LSd_Ff02PjZMZ7gM1LVsOyaFPTtxeS5vbKASJ6hPfk-G5GApzWZ0weo68zww&_hsmi=58046107

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/exclusive-agnew-resigns-from-future-academies-trust-after-just-2-months/

Minister tells small MATs: ‘Team up to grow’  https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/minister-tells-small-mats-team-grow

Academy governors in dereliction of duty: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/oct/31/academy-governors-in-derelection-of-duty

 Why we no longer need Ofsted’s gold star: https://www.lkmco.org/end-ofsted-outstanding-no-longer-need-ofsteds-gold-star/

Fast-track teaching scheme condemned by academics | HeraldScotland : http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/15625300.Fast_track_teaching_scheme_condemned_by_academics/

Headteacher board elections: the results

EXCLUSIVE: Grey Coat school apologises for donation ‘confusion’: https://schoolsweek.co.uk/grey-coat-school-apologises-for-donation-confusion/

Nick Gibb: Policymakers ‘put too much pressure on heads to pass floor standards’ :https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/policymakers-pressure-heads-nick-gib

What Theresa May had to say about schools in her Conservative Party conference speech: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/what-theresa-may-had-say-about-schools-her-conservative-party

Weekend read: Is growth mindset the new learning styles?: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/weekend-read-growth-mindset-new-learning-styles

Disadvantaged pupils learning watered-down curriculum, says Ofsted: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/oct/11/disadvantaged-pupils-learning-watered-down-curriculum-schools-ofsted

National Audit Office – retaining and developing the teaching workforce

 

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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