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Newsletter: 2 Weeks in Education – 19th August 2019

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Analysis: A Level Results 2019


| Schools: Admission, Exclusion and Governance |
| DfE | Ofsted | Ofqual | Westminster |
| Education Unions | News media |

| Schools: Admission, Exclusion and Governance
Twitter updates:  #SchoolAdmission, #SchoolExclusion and #SchoolGovernance

Regent’s Park Estate stabbing: Victim was excluded from school

OSA – Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge

OSA – All Saints Church of England Primary School

OSA – St Augustine’s Catholic College

Excluded schoolchildren must not be social castaways

OSA – Woods Loke Primary School

OSA – Chawson First School

OSA – The Priory Academy LSST

Liverpool’s naughtiest school pupils to avoid being expelled under radical new plan
Students will leave with unblemished record and ‘belong’ to original school even if they move on

‘Why is there no school in Hall Green for my son?’ – mum’s fury amid 130-child waiting lists

Is the role of trust members in MATs currently concentrating power in the hands of a small number of individuals?

Research DRILLs down into bullying and social exclusion of disabled pupils

Contrasting responses to diversity  -About report – Maps of school placement trends in England  (i.e. the proportion of children placed in special schools or other separate settings)

OSA – In-year variation for admissions

Record numbers of pupils excluded from school – with attacks on teachers behind the rise

School exclusions for bullying see signifcant drop in Havering

Exclusion from school ‘a major inequality factor which cannot continue to be overlooked’

OSA – Beauchamp College

| DfE

DFE – Education Secretary wishes pupils good luck with A level results

DFE – Risk protection arrangement for academy trusts: membership rules

DFE – Government welcomes more pupils studying science

DFE – Teachers’ pension scheme payments: 2019 to 2020

DFE – Buying for schools

DFE – Appointments to the School Teachers’ Review Body

DFE Stats – Department for Education – Statistics at DfE

DFE – Database of trainee teachers and providers (DTTP)

DFE – Teachers’ pension scheme

DFE Stats – Statistical data set: Education and training

| Ofsted

Ofsted – Statistical data set: State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

Ofsted – Guidance: Ofsted Inspectors: conflicts of interest policy and procedure

School inspections in England: Ofsted
Published Monday, August 5, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN07091

| Ofqual

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 – Detailed guide: Subject-level arrangements

Ofqual – Guidance: Submitting data to Ofqual

Ofqual – Guidance: Infographic: A level results, 2019

Ofqual – Promotional material: GCSE grades 9 to 1: an employer’s guide

Ofqual – News story: Response to Sunday Times story about A level grades

Ofqual – Regulation: Functional skills English conditions and requirements

Ofqual – Regulation: Functional skills mathematics conditions and requirements

Ofqual – Corporate report: End point assessment quality assurance report: 2018 to 2019

Ofqual – News story: GCSE 9 to 1 grades

| Westminster

The review of university admissions
Published Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8538

School inspections in England: Ofsted
Published Monday, August 5, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN07091

| Education Unions

A-Level results

NASUWT comments on A-Level results

ASCL comment on A-level results 2019

Whiteman: A Level students are coping well with reforms but cuts to school and college budgets offer few guarantees

Broad curriculum essential for young people’s success, says NAHT, responding to Sutton Trust pollAbout

Review urged as A-level entries in English plummet

NEU poll shows damaging impact of A-Level reforms on students’ mental health and engagement

ASCL response to Labour plans on university admissions

Rona Tutt’s SEND summary (July 2019)

Whiteman: The ‘fast-track’ spending review needs to include more money for schools and colleges

NAHT comments on EPI analysis of Prime Minister’s school funding plans

| News media 

Analysis: A Level Results 2019

Ofqual investigating A-level maths grades

Private schools accused of using governors to get upper hand on Oxbridge admissions

New A levels bad for mental health, say teachers

Top A-level grades drop to lowest proportion in more than decade

A-level results day 2019: Key points

University Aspirations 2019

Need to know: Your guide to reformed A levels

Why are more girls than boys now studying science A-levels?

A-level results: how to help students through clearing

Celebrities call for more creative education

Social class still stops too many pupils from fulfilling their A-level potential

Number of students who think going to university is important drops

DfE won’t name unis making ‘damaging’ A-level offers

A-levels are tough enough – but they’re made harder for pupils with disabilities

Vocational qualifications ‘not an easy option’

SEND Transport: Consultation and Missed opportunities

Would ditching predicted A-level grades benefit poorer students?

Social-media use ‘disrupts teen sleep and exercise’

‘Less fun’ English declines as choice for A-level pupils

University admissions fail students. Let’s give places for real grades, not predictions

Deaf pupils in England struggle at every stage of school, report finds

‘The bullying of teachers is endemic in my school’

UK universities brace for last-minute fight for A-level students

Tuition fees ‘should be cut to £7,500’

Heads’ ‘dismay’ at school funding boost delay

Spending review won’t give schools more cash for a year

‘Blue water’ schools: Report finds no link to illness

Child in care lived in 57 different places

A-level maths results for 78 students withheld after leak of paper

Private-tutor GCSE, A-level loophole closed

Safeguarding: is your school tackling ‘county lines’?

SEND crisis: 6000+ SEND appeals is the ‘new normal’ in a ‘broken system’

Parents devastated by closure of Bristol special needs school

John Lewis ‘back to school’ makeup class for 12-year-olds cancelled

‘Near impossible’: TV show highlights school cuts

A-level results day 2019: When is it and what happens next?

‘Heartbreaking’ failure to support deprived deaf pupils

Hate crimes in schools in region affected by anti-LGBT+ protests surge

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