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53% of pupils from deprived schools are four months behind, say teachers

As children in the UK return to school three months behind in their studies, a survey has suggested disadvantaged pupils and boys have been worst hit.
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How can tech enable a political ‘children’s manifesto’?

Here, Richard Betts at Servelec discusses the necessity for interoperable technology needed to make a political 'children's manifesto' happen.
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Labour announces shake up of higher education admissions system

Ahead of A-Level results day tomorrow, Labour has today (Wednesday 14 August) announced plans to radically reform the higher education admissions system.
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Hopes and fears for the ITT sector in 2019

Department for Education (DfE) consultation on strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and improving career progression for teachers set out enormous possibilities for the teacher training landscape and ITT sector.
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New curriculum fund vows to reduce lesson planning time for teachers

Schools minister Nick Gibb has launched a £7.7 million fund to provide teachers with high-quality lesson plans and resources in a bid to cut unnecessary workloads.

The Education Policy Institute and education performance in England

Executive Director of the Education Policy Institute, Natalie Perera shares her reflections on education performance in England today
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Parents being asked to contribute to school funding

New data shows that 40% of parents in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are being asked to regularly contribute to school funding
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Treasury takes back £384m funding earmarked for schools

Funding promised to schools has been withdrawn by The Treasury, despite a cash flow problem in education
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Schools can save cash on computer equipment with DfE deal

Schools can save cash on computer equipment including laptops, desktops and tablets under a new deal offered by the Department for Education The Department for Education (Dfe) has announced today that it is offering schools the chance to save money on tablets, laptops and desktop devices. The government say schools thinking...
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Music and arts investment to benefit young people

The government has today announced more than £300 million music and arts investment to benefit children and young people from all backgrounds The Department for Education believes “hundreds of thousands of young people from all backgrounds” will benefit from a multi-million pound music and arts investment announced today. The funding...
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Government drops chaotic education policy

Ministers have dropped their flagship education policy Bill, which failed to gain the support of the sector Education policy suffered a blow after the government dropped the ‘Education for All’ Bill. This policy, announced in the Queen’s Speech, failed to gain support from the education sector and was dogged by...
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Local councils need more power to improve schools

Local authorities should be given more control to improve schools that are struggling, according to a new report by the Local Government Association
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More free childcare would threaten nursery schools

Government plans to offer 30 hours free childcare per week could threaten nursery schools throughout England, say teaching union NAHT A teaching union has warned that government plans to increase free childcare provision to 30 hours a week could threaten nursery schools across England. The new funding formula, aimed at...
school finances

LGA says school finances should be monitored by councils

Councils should be able monitor academy school finances to prevent taxpayers’ money from being used inappropriately, says the LGA
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Teacher job adverts cost secondary schools £56m

According to new figures from Labour secondary schools spent a whopping £56m on advertising for teaching positions last year The recruitment crisis in teaching is not news; it is in fact an issue that has dogged the sector for some time now. However, the depth of the crisis has become...
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Are teachers under too much pressure?

Unions warn teachers are under so much pressure they are being “reduced to tears”, highlighting yet another difficulty facing the sector. It certainly seems as if the education sector is in disarray lately. Last week it reported difficulties retaining staff, with teachers leaving in droves. In a leaked letter, it...
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Is the education sector in trouble?

With teachers leaving the profession in droves, many failing to even last the first year after qualifying, AG asks if the education sector is in trouble. It has been a turbulent week for education. Over the weekend, the media had a field day over the mass exodus of thousands of...

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