Commenting on the Education Select Committee’s report on primary assessment, Russell Hobby, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT says: “NAHT, along with other unions, has worked with the government on the current consultation to begin crea..
The close link between primary assessment (SATs) and school accountability creates a high stakes system which can negatively impact children’s teaching and learning, says the Education Committee. The Committee calls on the next Government to lower th..
Children's education in England is being skewed by the use of high-stakes tests taken by 11-year-olds as a school league table measure, say MPs.
Annual test results should be replaced in the tables by a three-year rolling average to “lower the ..
A better, but overlong, title for this would be “Why grammar schools don’t work for all and why ‘grammar schools for all’ (probably) won’t work”.
At the birth of the comprehensive school movement, prime minster Harold Wilson made his well-known rall..
Exam pass rates and grade boundaries are being “manipulated” by governments and their agencies to justify political agendas, some head teachers suggest.
A number of delegates at the National Association of Head Teachers conference are calling on the ..
School leaders gathering today at NAHT’s 120th Annual Conference are warning that a “perfect storm” of pressures is hitting secondary schools in England and that this will have dire consequences for standards and for pupils.
Russell Hobby, general s..
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The Government has cut school funding by £2.2 billion since 2015. Between now and 2020, it wants to cut £3 billion more. Ninety-nine per cent of schools will suffer funding cuts. That’s virtually every primary ..
The Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) is inviting applications for two new positions – a Director of Education and a Director of Finance & Corporate Services.
These permanent positions are key to ensuring CCEA continues its ..
A high-quality computing education 'equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world' (Department for Education, 2013).
This new guide looks at computing and the Northern Ireland Curriculum. It ..
Today, school leaders gather in Telford for NAHT’s Annual Conference, with education at the top of the general election agenda.
Russell Hobby, general secretary of NAHT, the largest union for school leaders in the UK said: “Cash for schools has beco..