New regulations from the government’s alternative provision (AP) reforms directs that schools will be held accountable for the achievement of pupils they exclude until the child has been accepted at another mainstream school.
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has organised protest rallies in London, Birmingham, Newcastle and other cities to campaign against the government’s plan to force all schools in England to become academies.
Ofsted has published a report which found that a number of young people with learning difficulties are unable to reach their potential due to a lack of support and are often poorly prepared for adult life.
During a speech at the Mayor of London’s Summit on School Music, Schools Minister Nick Gibb has declared that a good music education should be at the heart of every school in England and that quality should not be affected by the uptake of EBacc GCSE subject
Huw Lewis, the Welsh Education Minister, has announced new guidelines which aim to transform teacher training courses in Wales, including a new two-year postgraduate course and greater subject specialism for primary school teachers.
The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference have warned that pupils could be harmed by Ofqual’s proposals to make it harder for schools to successfully challenge GCSE and A-level grades.
The Department for Education (DfE) has announced plans to launch an ‘Excellence in Leadership Fund’, which will encourage multi-academy trusts and other providers to develop ‘innovative ways of boosting leadership’.
As schools, colleges and universities attempt the tricky balancing act of cutting costs while improving service levels, more and more are discovering the benefits of deploying Fujitsu scanners in the classroom and administrative offices.