Making the cut

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Assessment. It should be simple really: just checking what pupils do and don't know. But assessment appears to have turned into some kind of war, with the legions of accountability amassed on one side, and the special forces of teaching and lear..

The impact of academies on educational outcomes

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The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published a new paper examining the impact of academies on educational outcomes. The comprehensive report brings together EPI’s own analysis, along with research undertaken by the London School of Economics.

Government response to EBacc consultation

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Commenting on the Department for Education’s new target for 90% of pupils to take EBacc subjects by 2025, Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, said;

“The Government now intends to introduce yet another accountability..

EBacc target for 90% of pupils delayed

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Plans to make 90% of pupils in England study the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) by 2020 have been abandoned.
Instead 75% of pupils will be expected to study this combination of core academic subjects by 2022, Education Secretary Justine Greening anno..

Updates from Ofqual – July 2017

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NAHT and NAHT Edge attend termly meetings with Ofqual to discuss both general and technical and vocational qualifications
Standards in summer 2017 Ofqual are expecting more volatility at school level for the Summer 2017 series. Ofqual&#..