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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
French and German GCSE exams are being marked to harshly, watchdog rules as ministers launch review French and German GCSEs are being marked too harshly, the exam watchdog has admitted as ministers launch a review. Read more here Continue Reading
Technical schools ‘half full and perform less well’ Technical schools in England have received millions of pounds in public funding but many are half full and get poorer results than other secondary schools, a government watchdog warns. Read... Continue Reading
Pupil background ‘should be part of league tables’ More details about pupils' backgrounds should be taken into account when compiling data for secondary school league tables in England, a study says. Read more here Continue Reading
Families being failed by SEND system Parents seeking support for children with special educational needs face unlawful practices, buck passing and a "treacle of bureaucracy", MPs say. The Commons Education Committee said the government had set... Continue Reading
Exam board marking scandal is ‘not something we will tolerate’, Education Secretary warns The AQA marking scandal is “not something we will tolerate”, the Education Secretary has warned, as he says that he is “ready to listen” if the regulator wants more powers... Continue Reading
The Education Policy Institute has published its latest assessment of the free schools programme in England. The new report draws on the most recent data from the Department for Education, providing the most detailed, up to date findings on free schools Read more here Continue Reading