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A Week in Education – September 16th 2013

Up to Monday September 16th 2013

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[1] DfE

[2] Ofsted

[3] Ofqual

[4] School Admissions and Exclusions

[5] Governance, Leadership and Unions

[6] News reporting

[7] Publications


[1] DfE

Michael Gove speaks about the importance of teaching

Office of the Schools Adjudicator: Latest decisions (3 of 13/9/13)

Key stage 2 assessment and reporting arrangements – 2014

New £19.3 million support fund for adoptive parents

New tables will give parents and young people the full facts on performance of colleges and school sixth-forms 

16 to 19 Demographic Growth Capital Fund 2013-2015 (2nd round)

Schools Adjudicator: Latest decisions (2 of 11/9/13)

Government calls for culture change in careers guidance

Schools Adjudicator, latest decisions   (2 of 6/9/13)

[2] Ofsted

Ofsted reports back to Medway Council following focused inspections

One in three children in Suffolk go to a primary school that is not good enough 

Careers guidance in schools not working well enough – report

[3] Ofqual

Ofqual publishes Annual Qualifications Market Report

[4] School Admissions and Exclusions

MPs announce new inquiry into availability of school places in England

[5] Governance, Leadership and Unions

Education Committee: 1st Report – Role of School Governing Bodies: Government Response 2nd Report of Session 2013-14

New initiative brings parents, teachers and policy makers together to discuss the future of education

Coaltion’s contempt for equality allows discrimination to flourish

Launch of Governor Dashboard for Schools

Thousands of schools are coasting, Ofsted figures show

Government must take urgent action to address careers guidance issues

NAHT comment on Ofsted report into school careers advice

Ofsted hails “unprecedented” improvement in England’s schools

Kitchens under scrutiny as schools face pressure to serve up hot meals 

[6] News reporting

There is no right way to teach, says Ofsted chief inspector in exclusive TES interview

ChildLine to visit all UK primaries

Schools told to cut uniform costs

‘Ofsted methods may not be reliable’

Majority of pupils forced to resit at flagship academy

Concerns over ‘second class’ pupils at church-backed schools

David Cameron would support a ban on Muslim veils at his children’s school

Teachers ‘should stop rowdy boys dominating lessons’

School run by ‘visionary superhead’ is investigated for mark fixing

Survey warns of rise in hungry pupils denied breakfast ‘brain fuel’ 

Free school that plans to separate the boys from the girls

School for Gypsy children opens

‘Full facts’ promised on sixth forms

Child protection “neglected” in some secondary schools, warns children’s commissioner  – About

Fears of a teacher recruitment shortage as one third of School Direct places left unfilled

Delay formal education until age 6 or 7, experts urge

Muted welcome as government publishes final version of new national curriculum

Councils welcome steps to improve careers guidance

Inside the Norfolk school whose playground has been sacrificed to cope with the bulge in the birth rate

Free school dinners all round, regardless of income

Cheating and other ways to improve school performance

1.4m children in poor performing state schools

‘No careers advice’ at three quarters of schools

Schools ‘fuelling divisions between rich and poor pupils’

A-level science plans criticised

Increase in inspection grades is evidence of long-term efforts by schools

Head of country’s largest academy chain steps down

Grammar school academy with “impressive” exam results placed in special measures by Ofsted

Failure of careers guidance goes to the heart of the government’s complacency

School database lets parents compare GCSE results by subject

[7] Publications

Ofqual publishes Annual Qualifications Market Report

Children’s Commissioner publishes research to support safeguarding in secondary schools

Careers guidance in schools not working well enough – report

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