Four new members have been appointed to the Ofqual board.
The term of Neil Watts, who has already served seven years as a member, has been extended to 31 December 2017.
In addition to this, Hywel Jones, Christine Ryan, Frances Wadsworth and David Wakefield have joined the board of the independent exams regulator, and will be in post for 3 years.
Roger Taylor, chair of Ofqual said: “I am delighted to welcome Hywel, Christine, Frances and David to the Ofqual Board and equally delighted that Neil will continue as a board member.
“I am confident that all 5 members’ knowledge and experience will greatly benefit Ofqual in its important work in ensuring qualifications in England are of the highest standard.”
School leaders’ union NAHT has suggested five key priorities for political parties to include in their General Election manifestos, and grammar schools in not one of them.
Children’s access to critical educational opportunities is becoming increasingly dependent on their parents’ ability to pay, a teachers union has said.
The Labour party has revealed plans to re-introduce EMA, and raising corporation tax in order to fund it.
MPs have questioned “how much of a grip” the Department for Education has on providing school places when needed in England, the BBC has reported.
According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), schools would need an extra £1 billion to protect them from real-terms cuts in 2019-2020.
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