Ofsted to keep grading system despite criticism

8 May 2019

The ‘outstanding’ to ‘inadequate’ grading system is here to stay despite on-going concerns over reliability and validity of inspectors’ judgements. Pete Henshaw takes a look

Headteachers take a stand on school and SEN funding

8 May 2019

Despite the DfE's call for evidence, headteachers have hit out at inadequate levels of SEN funding and are threatening to take a stand against the general cost-cutting measures being forced on schools. Dorothy Lepkowska reports

From the teaching union conference halls...

7 May 2019

The two largest teaching unions in the UK – the NASUWT and the National Education Union – met for their annual conferences over Easter. Dorothy Lepkowska and Pete Henshaw report

Geography teachers quiz Ofqual and Ofsted

30 April 2019

Geography teachers heard from both Ofsted and Ofqual at the recent Geographical Association annual conference. Alan Kinder reports on the mood among teachers and subject leaders

School funding: The anger grows...

4 April 2019

The education secretary says he has ‘heard the message’ on funding. But with new figures claiming real-terms cuts of £270 per-pupil, will he take action? Chris Parr reports

Absence: Parent penalty notice system under fire

3 April 2019

With the latest figures showing a rise in unauthorised school absence, school leaders have warned that the current system of parental fines ‘drives a wedge between schools and families’ when the real problem is holiday pricing. Pete Henshaw reports

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