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Recent Interesting News Stories

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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