The Department for Education (DfE) has said it may consider reforms to the exams system after a report from the Telegraph found that over 200 students may have had their grades ‘guesstimated’ due to lost papers.
Speaking at the Teach First Impact Conference, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announced that she will establish three working groups to ease teacher’s workload by better managing unnecessary bureaucracy and paperwork.
In the wake of the forthcoming exam marker shortage, Mark Dawe, chief executive of the exam board OCR, has said all suitable teachers should learn to mark exam papers as a form of professional development.
The Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) for the east of England and north east London, Tim Coulson, has said it is likely that more information will be shared from head teacher board meetings through increasing the amount of information published in the publicly available minutes.
Despite the latest efforts of the Education Selection Committee and Green MP Caroline Lucas, the study of PSHE will not be made compulsory in English state schools, and a decision will be pushed back to later this year, the Education Secretary has revealed.
Green Party MP Caroline Lucas is campaigning for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) to be a statutory subject in all English state schools as it plays a ‘crucial part’ in education.