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Ofsted could be given powers to seize evidence when inspecting illegal schools amid crackdown The Government is also proposing to tighten up the definition of what constitutes “full time” education, in an attempt to close a loophole which schools have used to claim they are exempt from inspection. Read more here Continue Reading
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Spielman: Schools shouldn’t take on parents’ responsibilities Toilet training is being left to teachers, says Ofsted chief Teachers should not be expected to toilet train four year olds, the Ofsted chief has said, as she she says... Continue Reading
Drive to recruit professionals and PhD graduates into teaching Drive to recruit professionals and PhD graduates into teaching £10 million boost to encourage business leaders, boardroom executives and high-flying graduates to teach To read more Continue Reading
Labour would scrap GCSE resits policy, Angela Rayner says The controversial policy of forcing students to resit GCSEs in English and maths would be scrapped under a Labour government, the shadow education secretary has said. Angela Rayner has said... Continue Reading
Schools should have consistent policy on phones Pupils in schools where smartphones are banned like being free of the associated pressures, says England's Children's Commissioner Anne Longfield. Ms Longfield said schools across England should have a consistent... Continue Reading
Schools twice `requiring improvement´ to get up to £16k Floor and coasting standards will remain for the time being, as DfE delays consultation on a replacement. Read more here The details can be found below from the DfE. School... Continue Reading
Private schools told to share teachers with local state schools under new Government guidance Private schools have been told to share teachers with local state schools, amid mounting pressure on them to justify their charitable status. The Department for Education (DfE) published new guidance... Continue Reading