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2 Weeks in Education – November 10th 2014

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Highlights

Ruled Out report: Children with autism – formal and illegal school exclusion

NAO Report: Academies and maintained schools: Oversight and intervention

Ofsted News: October 2014

Governor Thoughtnightly – A Governor’s Perspective

LGA on Ofsted

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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

[1] DfE

Impact assessment: Free schools that opened in 2014

Press release: Government ministers shadow young people at work

Statistics – national statistics: 2014 key stage 2 national curriculum test review outcomes

Press release: Schools plan to increase focus on maths, new report shows

Guidance: Cloud software services and the Data Protection Act


[1.1]  DfE Education Funding Agency

No update


[2] Education Committee

No update

[3] Ofsted

Ofsted News: October 2014


[3.1] Ofsted in the news

Parents have lost faith in Ofsted, LGA claims

Angry Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw hits back at local authorities

Review of Ofsted urgently required, say council leaders

Why Ofsted inspectors should learn to violate the rules of inspection’

NUT comment: LGA on Ofsted

Independent review of Ofsted urged


[4] Ofqual

Changes to the Criteria for GCSE Qualifications (A* to G)


[5] School Admissions and Exclusions

Children with autism are disproportionately affected by both formal and illegal school exclusion

Teach children what to say and they’ll stand up to bullies

Increase class sizes to free up resources for teacher training, says leading academic

All prejudice-related bullying needs to be tackled


[6] Governance, Leadership and Unions

Mental health and schools: more help required

Headteachers attack Cambridge over AS-level plea

NASUWT comments on the outcome of the Ann Maguire murder trial

Make Schools Your Business 

ATL comment on LGA’s call for an independent review of Ofsted

Morgan urges Muslims to become school governors after Trojan horse

Business support for school governors

NUT comment: LGA on Ofsted

Governor Thoughtnightly Guest Blog – A Governor’s Perspective

ATL comment on GCSE results 2013-14


[7] News reporting

David Laws calls for ministers to stop meddling in the content of the curriculum

Rise in special needs exam requests

Want to know how to reform education? Ask a 3-year-old, says Finnish minister

Calls for governments to divert $26bn military spending to education

Encouraging academy debt will lead to financial scandal, unions warn

Nicky Morgan orders faith schools to promote tolerance

Dear Ms Morgan: PM’s school advisers idea is stolen from ‘loony lefties’

Primaries ‘must offer more swimming’

Pisa tests for individual schools to launch next year

Education department’s ‘gay rights’ tweet sparks row

Action needed on 17-year-old drop-out rates, says London Councils

School should be a safe, nurturing place – not a daily nightmare

‘Corrosive politics harming schools’

Scrapping school inspections is a bad idea’ warns Finnish expert

Support for campaign tackling ‘ticking time bomb’ of low literacy

One in four children ‘not getting a good education’

Damaging maths mindset holding pupils back

Government scrutiny of schools is a ‘sorry state of affairs’

ChildLine warns of huge increase in young people attempting suicide

‘This is a damning verdict on the effectiveness of central government brokered academisation’

Educating the East End: ‘brimming with positivity’

KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

Nicky Morgan told to clarify Ofsted’s powers to inspect academy chains

Concerns grow that lower GCSE results erode confidence in education system

‘Poor-quality marking will only become a more serious problem with the coalition’s exam reforms’

Ofsted ‘escaped blame’ over Baby P

‘Anti-extremism’ school code shelved

Call to scrap term-time holiday ban

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