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2 Weeks in Education – 18th August 2014

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Highlights

SEND reform infographic

SEND pathways programme evaluation

SEND: guide for parents and carers

University admissions ‘to top 500,000 for the first time’

A-level results 2014: the full breakdown

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[1] DfE
[1.1]  DfE Education Funding Agency
[2] Education Committee

[3] Ofsted
[3.1] Ofsted in the news
[4] Ofqual
[5] School Admissions and Exclusions
[6] Governance, Leadership and Unions
[7] News reporting
[7.1] A-levels

[1] DfE

Research and analysis: SEND pathways programme evaluation

Guidance: SEND: guide for parents and carers

News story: Rising numbers of students turning to maths and science

Guidance: Parental responsibility measures attendance census 2014: COLLECT

Guidance: UTC revenue funding: 2014 to 2015 academic year

Open consultation: School and Early Years Finance (England) Regulations 2014

News story: Government appoints new chair of the School Teachers’ Review Body


[1.1]  DfE Education Funding Agency

Guidance: EFA e-bulletin: 14 August 2014: Latest information and actions from Education Funding Agenc…


[2] Education Committee

[3] Ofsted

[3.1] Ofsted in the news

New Ofsted chairman’s sigh of relief over academy chain

Children ‘at risk’ following delays to Ofsted inspections


[4] Ofqual

A brief explanation of summer 2014 AS and A level results


[5] School Admissions and Exclusions

Last refuge for children excluded from school

New blow for Al-Madinah free school over ‘confusing’ admissions rules

Increase in number of special school pupils reverses trend towards inclusion

Government’s flagship free schools accused of allowing ‘stealth selection’ as they fail to admit poorest kids

[6] Governance, Leadership and Unions

Education profession unites to publish school performance tables

NASUWT comments ahead of the publication of A-level results

Heads warn about Trojan overreaction

Head teachers plan own league tables

Appointment of the new chair of the School Teachers’ Review Body

Free schools have become schools for the elite – ATL

Governor Thoughtnightly Guest Blog – myAcademies 

Principal of troubled Kings Science Academy sacked by governors


[7] News reporting

Access Project charity helps poorer students go to university

‘What we desperately need is a secretary of state rather less anxious to fiddle around with exams’

‘The forces are lined up against children from deprived homes going to art college’

Teenagers offered cars and holidays as exam incentive

A-levels: more pupils opt for university-style dissertations

Trojan Horse: new rules ‘could curtail teaching of Christianity’, warns Christian group

Universities ‘should cut fees for students from poor homes’

Foster children need more than cash to help their school careers

I know former military personnel who think teaching would be too stressful

Holiday fines for parents number 64,000 in less than a year

University admissions ‘to top 500,000 for the first time’

‘Our reforms will boost confidence in the exams system’

Education Secretary: rising A-level grades ‘not important’

Apprenticeships ‘increasingly attractive to middle-classes’

A-level and GCSE exam grades will not be ‘fiddled’, watchdog tells parents

Free schools opening in poor neighbourhoods but not reaching the poorest children

School A-level advice ‘often wrong’

Eight year olds ‘fear’ student debt

Number of parents fined for term-time holidays soars by 70 per cent

How to teach… behaviour management

Collective worship in schools requires a rethink

Eton headmaster warns Government: ‘Don’t put British children in a Chinese straitjacket’

Pupils ‘abandoning A-levels’ after major exam overhaul

‘Victorian exam system fails pupils’

Would-be students ‘have no plan B’

40% drop in children sitting GCSEs early, Ofqual figures show

Free school meals will break down classroom social divides and boost learning, says report

A-level reforms based on ‘shaky evidence’

Exams watchdog to review pupils’ additional time to do exams

Sir Richard Branson wades into row over term-time holidays

WWI: a great change in education

Quick video games ‘benefit children’

[7.1] A-levels

NASUWT comments on A-level results

NUT comment on A Level results

A-level results 2014: the full breakdown

What teachers don’t tell you – A-level results won’t determine your future

A-level results at first free school sixth form college are envy of top schools

A-level success stories: the star pupils

A-levels dip as degree places rise

ATL comment on A-level results

‘We’re not an exam factory and A-levels weren’t designed for robots. I’d be surprised if there were…

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