SCHOOLCHILDREN in northern England are suffering from a growing funding gap compared to London.
An Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) North and Teach First report out today reveals that northern primary schools receive about £4,600 per pupil annually, £900 less...
Monday 23rd May 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
THOUSANDS of kids are being taught in unregistered schools across England, Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw warned yesterday.
Inspectors have identified 100 suspected illegal schools — more than previously thought — since a team was set up in January to...
Tuesday 17th May 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
GOVERNMENT plans to “hunt down” the “rogue marker” who leaked the answers to the spelling, punctuation and grammar Sats test, as if this were the answer to its exam woes, are ludicrous.
So is the Department for Education’s claim that the leak is part of an...
Wednesday 11th May 2016
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
MINISTERS ordered a hunt yesterday for the “rogue marker” who released an excessively difficult Sats spelling and grammar test for six and seven-year-old pupils to a journalist.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb told MPs that the exam had been “mistakenly uploaded”...
Academies U-turn welcomed by Labour
Tuesday 10th May 2016
For decades those campaigning to marketise education have pitted “consumer” parents against “provider” teachers. Today’s schoolkids’ strike shows that the consumers are in revolt
Tuesday 3rd May 2016
MORE than 30,000 primary kids will skip school today in protest in a call for “hideous” tests to be scrapped.
Parents say new tougher reading and maths exams are “too much, too soon” and risk branding their kids as failures. Under the campaign banner Let Kids Be...
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
ALMOST half of school support staff are considering quitting their jobs because they are struggling to cope with huge workloads, according to a Unison report published today.
The union’s survey of 14,500 workers found that two-fifths have difficulty completing their work, while...
A SPELLING test due to be taken by thousands of seven-year-olds next month was scrapped yesterday after it was accidentally released online.
The section of the Key Stage 1 final exam was published as a sample paper on the Department for Education website on January 26, which a...
Saturday 23rd Apr 2016
KIDS and teachers are being exposed to sexual harassment “too often,” a teaching union said as a parliamentary inquiry was launched yesterday.
The probe, which will be carried out by the Commons women and equalities committee, is the first of its kind.
Tuesday 19th Apr 2016