The Head of Ofsted, Sir Micheal Wilshaw has opposed a government policy which makes it obligatory for secondary students to sit GCSEs in core academic subjects that make up the English Baccalaureate (EBacc).
The number of appeals being lodged in response to offered school paces has risen considerably. There were 54,600 cases submitted in 2014-15, representing an eight per cent increase from the previous year.
Education secretary Nicky Morgan is planning to request that publishers decrease the cost at which classic English syllabus novels are priced. Morgan believes that reducing the prices will enable more students to have access to the books.
Head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw has called for reforms to the current exam board system, warning that multiple exam boards competing for business from schools has a danger of watering down standards.
Coventry’s Richard Lee Primary School, once judged the school most in need of repair in England, is being officially reopened by Schools Minister Nick Gibb following its refurbishment under the Priority School Building Programme.
A new report by Ofsted questions the quality of teaching and leadership during Key Stage 3 education, raising concerns over whether students are sufficiently supported and challenged to make the best start to secondary school.