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A Week in Education – September 2nd 2013

Up to Monday September 2nd 2013

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[1] DfE

[2] Ofsted

[3] Ofqual

[4] School Admissions and Exclusions

[5] Governance, Leadership and Unions

[6] News reporting


[1] DfE

Free childcare extended to working families on low incomes

[2] Ofsted

Professionals newsletter – August 2013 

[3] Ofqual

Changes to GCSE English and English language 

[4] School Admissions and Exclusions

Councils spending £9,000 PER PUPIL picking up costs of government’s school places crisis

Latest decisions of the Office of the Schools Adjudicator

Office of the Schools Adjudicator: London Oratory   News report 

Top Catholic School [London Oratory] told to halt admissions preference over parents’ service in church community 

Tony Blair sons’ former school ordered to change admission policy

[5] Governance, Leadership and Unions

Fears over plans for performance-related pay in schools

NGA Annual Conference & AGM 2013

SGOSS: School of the month

Prospects of further GCSE accountability changes?

NAHT comment on removal of speaking and listening from GCSE English

Another piecemeal change adds to the confusion surrounding GCSE

Head leaves academy sponsored by elite Wellington College after GCSE results slump

Will changes to league tables stop schools from ‘gaming’ the system?

Top heads should be paid cash bonuses to expand their schools, research says

Results of the NGA TES Survey published – Thanks to the 2,400 governors who took part!

[6] News reporting

GCSE pupils who ‘fail’ English or maths will be forced to stay on at school and resit their exams

Teachers call for return of foreign exchange trips to halt the decline of language skills

BHA identifies 45 schools that continue to have section 28-like policies

Third of GCSEs taken in private schools graded A*

British pupils less likely to be ‘academic all-rounders’

Foreign students ‘given more choice of courses at UK universities’

‘Learning for earning’ tables to tell pupils which subjects pay

Head leaves academy sponsored by elite Wellington College after GCSE results slump

Five children arrested after fire destroys school

Schools have become too “regimented” and exclude topics – including Humpty Dumpty – says union…

Road safety: Insurers show accidents near schools

Students to continue key subjects

League Tables: ‘We shoot a few to encourage the others’ 

Teenagers ‘to shun university in favour of apprenticeships’ 

Domestic violence education ‘needed’

English GCSEs to lose speaking marks 

Nine out of 10 teachers call for mandatory work experience for students

It’s time for a national debate on language learning

Bad habits and bad food are killing us

GCSE maths reforms will fail weak students, researchers warn

Clearing 2013: top universities still recruiting bright students

Rise in primary test result changes following cheating or mistakes in administration

Revealed: 50% of British parents would not send their kids to private school – even if they didn’t have to pay fees

Anti-Neet scheme claims GCSE success

First Greek Orthodox free school

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