Girls perform better at GCSEs in all-girl schools
Girls who attend single-sex state schools in England are more likely to perform well on their GCSEs than those who go to mixed schools, according to new research.
The education data analysts SchoolDash said that this is particularly prevalent as a factor among poorer students, with girls from these backgrounds far more likely to see strong performance in their exams than those who... »
More schools rated as high performers in colour codes
A greater number of schools across England and Wales have been rated as performing well under a new colour-coded system of grading in the second year of this style of rating being put in place.
According to governmental data, as many as 333 primary schools across England and Wales managed to achieve the top green rating in 2015. This was an impressive climb from the 236 who achieved... »
7 things all teachers know to be true
As teachers, everyone likes to think they are unique and able to express themselves in a way no one else quite could, and while that might be true for a lot of aspects of the job, there are also a number of universal truths that exist across the whole education sector.
We take a look at just a few of the things all teachers know to be true about their jobs.
Kent has a higher rate of schools under-performing than any other county
More schools in Kent are failing than any other county in the country when it comes to GCSE results, according to the latest official data that shows how many schools nationwide are failing to achieve grades that are seen as acceptable.
At the moment, schools are seen as failing if more than 40 per cent of the pupils in the school are not achieving A* to C grades in the five main... »
Schools being told to abandon prejudice against apprenticeships
Schools across England are to be asked to promote apprenticeships as much as a university education, as the education secretary seeks to bring an end to the so called "outdated snobbery" that exists when it comes to getting people onto the former.
Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education, said she will be bringing in new legislation that will ensure technical colleges... »
British schools ranked by GCSE results for the last time
Schools in England and Wales are set to see big changes in the way they are ranked moving forward, as this year marks the last academic year that they will be judged solely on their raw GCSE results.
Head teachers nationwide have welcomed the decision, which will see schools measured on a much wider range of metrics and results across eight subjects. The government has said that schools... »
Monitoring of academy schools 'needs reevaluation' say MPs
The government needs to look into the way academy schools are assessed in order to simplify the process, a report published by the Education Select Committee has claimed.
With more than 5,000 schools across England and Wales now having become academies, the group of MPs said the system for evaluating and tracking their performance is "confused, fragmented and lacking in transparency",... »
Too many schools 'breaking admissions rules'
A report from the departing chief schools adjudicator, the last before her retirement, has claimed that many schools across the nation are breaking rules when it comes to admission arrangements, with a range of problems identified.
Elizabeth Passmore's report claims that many schools are making the issue of admission more complicated than it has to be, with the processes used... »
Teachers want healthy eating to be part of curriculum
Teachers in the UK want to see healthy eating become part of the curriculum with many concerned that their pupils have little knowledge about what constitutes a healthy meal.
According to a survey of more than 500 primary school teachers, conducted by the educational programme Eat Like A Champ, nearly as many as half of all teachers (46 per cent) across the country believe their students... »
Teaching college expecting 'surge of interest' in January
Over the past few months, the words "crisis" and "shortage" have been common when it comes to describing the state of recruitment of new teachers in the education sector. However, one teacher training college has announced that it now expects to see a swell of new applicants in 2016.
January often marks the start of a new outlook on life for many people, and for... »
Teacher shortage 'symptomatic of wider problems'
A shortage in teacher numbers at a school in Yorkshire is symptomatic of wider hiring problems across the country, the leader of a teachers' union has claimed.
According to reports, pupils at Easington Primary Academy in Yorkshire will need to travel to another establishment because the school itself has not been able to recruit a replacement for a teacher who recently left.
British pupils to face basic maths tests at age 11
Pupils will be expected to know their times tables before they move on to secondary school.
Every primary school pupil in England will face standardised maths tests before they move up to secondary school under new proposals from the government, it has been revealed this week.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan unveiled the plan, which she said would see every pupil aged 11 tested... »
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