Progress8

The launch of GCSEs back in 1984 was a ‘quiet revolution’, schools minister Nick Gibb wrote in today’s Times *. But it’s a...

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Ofsted’s decision to retain the four-grade rating system for school inspections - outstanding down to inadequate - is ‘one of...

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The Harris Federation entered hundreds of native English speakers into an exam designed for speakers of English as a second...

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‘ Outsourcing has been hit by a string of recent failures, but that does not mean that outsourcing has failed. Labour should...

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Disadvantaged pupils, those eligible for the pupil premium, will be able to ‘benefit from world class education’ because the...

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Secondary schools which have been less than good for ten years or more tend to be those with a higher proportion of white...

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Bourne End Academy, a converter academy in Buckinghamshire with Wycombe High School Academy Trust (WHSAT), was given a grant of £150k in financial...

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‘…studies of the impact of the academies programme show little difference between the performance of academies and local authority maintained...

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06.12.18 by

A previous article entitled 'The Attainment Gap Exposed' has been deleted. This completed update replaces it.

Have you...

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Misleading Ofsted stats cited again…

Nick Gibb : ‘In 2010, just 66% of pupils were attending schools judged by Ofsted to be good or...

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Gibb clearly rattled by cuts evidence

Cuts in Lewisham, Warrington, Leigh, Suffolk, Devon, East Sussex, Bolton…

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I refer to the work of Professor Rebecca (Becky) Allen , Director of the Centre for Education Improvement Science, UCL Institute of Education, who...

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Previously low-attaining pupils lower Progress 8 score

It was supposed to be fairer: judging school outcomes on progress...

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...and fewer pupils eligible for free school meals

The top ten mainstream state-funded schools in England based on...

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One, Robert Owen Academy, closed permanently in August

43% of free schools which entered pupils for GCSEs in 2018 had a...

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If free schools were aimed at empowering parents then they've failed

‘The very basis of the free school programme is to...

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Free schools ‘best means’ of addressing rising school numbers, says NSN

The need for more school places is best met by...

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Rise in number of disappearing KS4 pupils

Off-rolling, whereby secondary schools exclude pupils likely to lower an...

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