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A Week in Education – October 7th 2013

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[1] DfE
[1.1] Education Funding Agency  – e-bulletin
[2] Ofsted
[3] Ofqual
[4] School Admissions and Exclusions
[5] Governance, Leadership and Unions
[6] News reporting

[7] Events and campaigns
[8] Publications

 

[1] DfE

New schools commissioner appointed

Phonics check and key stage 1 results

New funding for traineeship scheme announced

More detail on special educational needs reforms

Work experience guidance for colleges and school sixth forms

Office of the Schools Adjudicator – Latest decisions 

More detail on special educational needs reforms

£100 million to support the education of children in care

Changes to early entry at GCSE

[1.1] Education Funding Agency  – e-bulletin

e-bulletin issue 37

[2] Ofsted

Professionals newsletter – September 2013

More than half of schools found to be failing pupils on religious education


[3] Ofqual

Ofqual letter to NAHT and ASCL about changes to exam system

School Admissions and Exclusions

Assisted places scheme made people rich and successful, research finds

“The middle classes manipulate the complex school system in their favour”


[5] Governance, Leadership and Unions

Free FFT Governor Dashboard training workshops, November & December 2013

ATL comment on letting children determine teachers’ appraisals

NUT: Phonics – “This test really is quite pernicious.”

National Governors’ Association – October 2013 Bulletin  (PDF)  (Word)

Lord Nash visits SGOSS

NUT News – All for one… and one for all  (PDF)

Ofqual letter to NAHT and ASCL about changes to exam system

NAHT: Digging beneath the surface of Ofsted’s record rise claim

NAHT: ‘Destructive’ league tables put squeeze on pupils’ best interests 


[6] News reporting

Revolutionary scheme aims to ensure private tutoring isn’t just for the privileged

Michael Wilshaw: Private schools are offering “crumbs off their table” to state schools

UK heads have highest status, finds international study 

Hip-hop Hamlet ‘racist and evil’

Carol Ann Duffy and 200 others condemn education policy

What is primary education for? The Cambridge Primary Review shares its latest recommendations

Michael Gove: militant teaching unions standing in the way of progress

Muslim faith school closes on first day of Ofsted inspection

The faith school debate needs to change

GCSEs: We’re not “cheats” say heads who claim new entry rules could damage pupils’...

Performance-related pay: Could the NUT be about to accept it – if external evaluators are in place?

Teachers “buoyant” over “very strong support” for strike, unions claim

IOE: Early literacy support quickly closes the gender and poverty divide, and keeps it closed

IOE: Primary schools across England to offer Mandarin Chinese to thousands of pupils http://www.ioe.ac.uk/newsEvents/91109.html

One in 10 parents make house purchase choice based on schools, study shows

Rising private school fees ‘pricing out the middle-classes’

Stephen Twigg: Yet another of Gove’s back-of-the-envelope policies is unravelling

Church of England attacks Michael Gove over state of religious education  > More

Muslim free school shut during Ofsted inspection expected to get lowest rating

‘Give children same psychology training as US Army’

Applying to Oxbridge: the 10 tips for success
[7] Events and campaigns

Free FFT Governor Dashboard training workshops, November & December 2013

The Big Bang Fair 2014 – Registration now open!

Anti-Bullying Week Competition 2013 – 18th to the 22nd November

Anti-Bullying Training Events 2013

The Academies Show Wed 27th Nov

[8] Publications

Draft special educational needs (SEN) code of practice: for 0 to 25

Ofsted: Professionals newsletter – September 2013

New guide published on delivering the SEN reforms for 16-25 year olds

National Governors’ Association – October 2013 Bulletin  (PDF)  (Word)

NUT News – All for one… and one for all  (PDF)

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