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A Week in Education – September 9th 2013

Up to Monday September 9th 2013

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[1] DfE

[1.1]  DfE Education Funding Agency

[2] Ofsted

[3] Ofqual

[4] School Admissions and Exclusions

[5] Governance, Leadership and Unions

[6] News reporting

[7] Publications


[1] DfE

New generation of academy sponsors driving school-to-school improvement

Michael Gove speaks about the importance of teaching

New pay policies reward best teachers

Latest Schools Adjudicator decisions [ of 5/9/13]

Major reform will help hundreds of thousands of young people get good jobs

New school year sees number of free schools double

[1.1]  DfE Education Funding Agency

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[2] Ofsted

Ofsted reports back to Bristol council following focused inspections

[3] Ofqual

A level and GCSE reform timetable correspondence

[4] School Admissions and Exclusions

Primary school pupils face three-day weeks as demand for places soars

The agony of no school places for five-year-olds: how did we come to this? 

Schools are already bursting – they need more funding now, Michael Gove

Primary schools facing crises over huge influx of pupils

Government announces 93 new free schools as one opens 12 months late

ATL comment on the shortage of primary school places

LGA: ‘Parents deserve choice of schools’ – Video

Tackling London’s school places crisis

School opens in old police station

Half of school districts face places crunch  About LGA report

[5] Governance, Leadership and Unions

ATL comment on performance-related pay for teachers

Stop ignoring the expertise of teachers, says new ATL president

NGA September 2013 bulletin – PDF  – Word

NGA survey of special school governors

NAHT: Leadership Links, latest edition

NASUWT and NUT confirm next phase of industrial action

Rally for Education

Clarity needed on proposals for post-16 English and maths 

[6] News reporting

One in four children privately tutored in ‘shadow education system’

Better sex education campaign: more than 25k sign petition

Quarter of young people cyberbullied in holidays and parents back state schools

Numbers of new physics and maths teachers fail to meet official targets

Talking heads: why I’m part of the studio school revolution in education

Ofqual justifies English speaking and listening changes

Teach First improves GCSE results, according to new study

Ofqual puts brakes on GCSE and A level exam reforms

Top 10 nightmare memories of sex education

Girl Guides back Telegraph better sex education campaign

The threatened teachers’ strike is an anachronism and jeopardises children’s education

Starting secondary school: a survival guide for parents

A broad, cultural education is vital to the health of a democratic society

Update sex education, says Clegg

Citizen Schools: Learning to rebuild democracy

Wellington Academy: questions raised over head’s departure after impressive A level results

Michael Gove launches charm offensive as he praises the “best generation of teachers ever”

Teachers announce strike dates in row over pay and pensions

Four out of 10 state school children in London have had private tuition

Pupils with D in English or maths forced to continue studying but won’t have to sit exams

Yes, English and maths GCSEs are important. But not everyone can get a C 

Stop counting coursework towards GCSE grades, urges exam board

Malala opens £188m Birmingham library

Sex education ‘behind the times’

‘How schools inflate science grades’ 

Religious education continues to suffer despite spike in GCSE entries

Why do private schools punch above their weight when it comes to Olympic medals? 

Why performance-related pay will improve teaching

[7] Publications

Guidance: Revisions to 2012 School Inspections Handbook made for September 2013

NAHT: Leadership Links, latest edition

CSJ report reveals extent of educational failure in England  (PDF)

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