Data on the latest inspection results for English schools, published by Ofsted on 16 June 2015, shows that the proportion of schools rated good or outstanding is at its highest level on record.

Ofted has published new guidance entitled “The Common Inspection Framework: education, skills and early years” which includes changes that will come into effect from September 2015.

Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute John Hattie has warned that some of the UK government’s key education policies, such as performance related pay for teachers and increased academy conversion, are a “distraction” that will only have a “minimal” impact on student’s learning.

Students prefer to focus purely on their studies, rather gain experience with part-time work.

The Department for Education has announced that from September, GCSE subjects will  focus on Baccalaureate subjects. A new grading will also be introduced in  2017 which replaces the A to U system with a 9 to 1 scale.

From September, Ofsted will inspect good schools and further education and skills providers under a new short inspection model - the biggest change to education inspection for more than two decades.

In a new policy pamphlet, former Education Secretary Charles Clarke will call for radical reforms to religion's place in state education.

The 2015 Birthday Honours list, published on Friday 12 June 2015, recognises 108 people for their service to education and children’s services including teachers, school governors, foster carers and many others.

Plans will be put in place to encourage pupils to study more academic GCSE qualifications by using performance tables that will monitor schools who fail to enrol pupils in English baccalaureate subjects.

An investigation by Channel 4 Dispatches, to be aired tonight, looks into the fraudulent examination practices within schools and universities. 

Teach First, the largest teacher provider in England, has warned that schools are facing a teaching crisis 'worse than 2002', TES reports.

The exam board AQA has been forced to rewrite a number of A-level and GCSE exam papers after a Parcelforce van containing the papers was stolen earlier this month.

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