The new education secretary Gavin Williamson is, he says, the first one ‘to personally take charge of further education and skills’.   You would expect him, then, to applaud successful BTEC students receiving results yesterday.And he did – but only up to a point.His... Read more

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The ethnicity ‘attainment gap’

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has produced a table showing ‘attainment gaps’ for ethnic groups...

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Nutrition standards in schools may not be met if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, some councils warn.  The BBC reported that these local...

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Sir Kenneth Baker, former education secretary from 1986-89, fired a broadside against GCSE reforms in England in a letter to the...

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It might be hoped that a new education secretary would heed warnings by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) about the...

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‘Truly, satire is dead,’ tweeted Warwick Mansell on hearing Michael Gove was to launch a ‘rapid rebuttal unit’ to fight media ‘...

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Thousands of young people received results today but there’s been little media interest.

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Falmouth School, Cornwall, has been served with a ‘Termination Warning Letter’ by Dominic Herrington, the National Schools...

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An alternative provision unit run by TBAP, the academy trust investigated by Panorama in March after whistleblowers alleged...

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‘Truly, satire is dead,’ tweeted Warwick Mansell on hearing Michael Gove was to launch a ‘rapid rebuttal unit’ to fight media ‘...

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Thousands of young people received results today but there’s been little media interest.

Tomorrow will...

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The Department for Education has written off up to £5.7m owed by the notorious academy trust, SchoolsCompany, Schools Week...

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Changing the reason for refusing a Freedom of Information request following an internal review is ‘not ideal’, the Information...

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Should there be a rule preventing MPs from repeating questions that have already been adressed many times in the current...

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Bright Tribe Trust and Perry Beeches The Academy Trust are both still listed on the Department for Education’s approved academy...

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The Department for Education has written off up to £5.7m owed by the notorious academy trust, SchoolsCompany, Schools Week...

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Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman has again called for the outstanding school exemption to be lifted.   This follows the release...

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Michael Gove’s bid to become the next prime minister began with contemplating the fickle nature of fate.  What would have...

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The Department for Education rushed out a press release yesterday after proceedings in Parliament. 

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