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Analysis: A Level Results 2019

Ofqual – News story: Guide to AS and A level results for England, 2019 Ofqual – Research and analysis: Variability in A level results for schools, 2017 to 2019 Ofqual – Guidance: GCSE and A level differences in England, Wales and Northern Ireland Ofqual – Guidance: Infographic: A level… Continue Reading

School Admission: Local Authority School Places Scorecards

The scorecard displays a snapshot of the progress local authorities are making in delivering good quality school places.  … Continue Reading

Governance: Diversity campaign

Need to know: Hinds to face school governors Governor diversity campaign set to be launched Speech: Damian Hinds speech at National Governance Association conference… Continue Reading

Exclusion: Ofsted intervention

Rising numbers of secondary school pupil exclusions have prompted Ofsted to write to head teachers.  Ofsted on exclusions: The 10 areas that exclude the most pupils NEU comment: Ofsted on Exclusions  Ofsted is to write to more than 100 head teachers across eight exclusion “hot spots” Sheffield has one of the highest rates in… Continue Reading

Governance: Cuts, events

NGA responds to Tes articles on school governance  – About School governor numbers slashed due to growth of academy trusts  2018 East London and Essex Education Conference and Exhibition  – Event info NGA Clerks Conference – Central Birmingham -19/02/2018 10:00:00… Continue Reading

Exclusion and sixth-form grades

A-level pupils excluded for failing to get top grades allowed to return after grammar school U-turn St Olave’s exclusions practice was no secret – we pupils all knew More London sixth-form schools face threat of legal cases for exclusion Leading grammar school ‘unlawfully’ excludes pupils for failing to get top grades… Continue Reading

Admissions: First choice

New research: religious selection ‘significantly reduces’ proportion of parents offered first choice school… Continue Reading

Governance: BBC survey

BBC governance survey reveals planned cuts in teachers and support staff  … Continue Reading

New Year Honours list 2017: gongs for governance

The list recognises 120 people for their service to education and children’s services.  For NGA it is of course a delight to see honours for voluntary contributions, and specifically for school governance. http://www.nga.org.uk/News/NGA-News/Sept-16-Feb-2017/New-Year-Honours-list-2017-gongs-for-governance.aspx… Continue Reading

Office of the Schools Adjudicator: 7 new decisions

Decision: Leicestershire community and voluntary controlled primary schools Decision: The Victory School and Chatham Grammar School for Boys Decision: Drapers’ Academy  Decision: Great Barr School Decision: The Archer Academy Decision: Oreston Community Academy  Decision: Yavneh College … Continue Reading

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