Education secretary Damian Hinds has hit back against Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal to replace primary school tests with an assessment system devised after consultation if Labour came to power.‘…all over the world, from France to Finland and America to Australia children’s learning... Read more
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Yesterday, this site questioned the reliability of the Department for Education (DfE) plan for recovering longer term advances...

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‘No applicant for a selective school…is ‘ineligible’ to apply,’ the Department for Education says.

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Delta Education Trust, formerly The Quay School Academy Trust, agreed a ‘recovery plan’ of £480k with the Education and Skills...

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National curriculum tests taken in financial year 2018/19 cost around £43m schools minister Nick Gibb has revealed.  The cost...

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Aspire Academy opened in 2014 as a stand-alone alternative provision free school.  It was transferred to TBAP in 2017 after...

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Expecting children as young as four to take tests when they join reception classes is challenged by both parents and teachers. ...

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Great Yarmouth Primary Academy (GYPA), run by Inspiration Trust which is linked to schools minister Lord Agnew, has been placed...

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The Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, which won notoriety when it opened in September 2017 for saying sick pupils should vomit in...

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 The Chief Executive of Silver Birch Academy, Patricia Davies, ‘ordered schools to cheat in SATs tests’, a former head teacher told Panorama.

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The value of metacogition has been recognised by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and followers can sign up to receive a ten part...

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When this question is asked by a politician, an unsolicited social media post, or someone selling you something, it is always wise to think about...

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Seven academy trusts owed more than £1m each by the end of March 2018, the Department for Education has revealed*.  Here are...

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Harris Federation, which runs 47 academies in the London area, owes the Department for Education £617,500, a Freedom of...

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