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  1. Labelling pupils 'average' harms their GCSE grades, assessment experts warn

    09.22 / 02:20 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    Calling children ‘average’ risks their abilities being overlooked, and can lead to underperformance in GCSEs, says study Too many children are routinely identified as “average”, meaning their abilities – and problems – can be overlooked, a new study shows. Researchers looking at the 50 per cent of children who are in the middle of the broad ability range found that most had a bias towards either verbal, numerical or spatial skills, meaning that only one in five (20 per cent) of children co…
  2. Survey: Primary pupils asked to draw their dream jobs

    09.22 / 02:20 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    Drawing the Future survey aims to find out more about children's career aspirations and what influences them Primary school pupils are being asked to draw the jobs they want to do when they grow up, in a national survey aimed at understanding the factors that could be limiting children's horizons. The survey aims to find out more about children’s career aspirations and the factors that may be influencing their choices. It is being launched today by Tes, the charity Education and Empl…
  3. 'Improve pupils' reading skills to boost their science grades'

    09.21 / 23:10 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    Researchers say the gap between poor pupils and their peers in science is as great as in English and maths Improving the literacy skills of poorer pupils is a way of improving their results in science, researchers have found. A review of leading international research, published today by the Education Endowment Foundation and the Royal Society, also says it is important for pupils to carry out scientific experiments and trials. The report, Review of Socio-Economic Status and Science Learn…
  4. Schools accused of 'fear and inertia' over technology

    09.21 / 23:10 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    Ofsted is being called upon to inspect the quality of digital provision in schools, in a report published today A “cohesive digital strategy” is needed from the government to help schools make better use of technology, according to a report published today. Driving Digital Strategy in Schools, published by technology company Instructure, also calls for digital provision to be added to Ofsted’s inspection framework. It warns of “fear and inertia in the education system” about using more te…
  5. Mental health difficulties causing more teacher absences across swathes of Scotland

    09.21 / 23:10 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    But Tes Scotland investigation also finds falls in some areas and encouraging signs that stigma is reducing An investigation by Tes Scotland has revealed that mental health problems are causing teacher absences to rise across Scotland and are often the most common reason for teachers being too ill to work. Even small councils can rack up bills of more than £1 million to provide cover over a few years, and there are calls for more pre-emptive support for teachers. The picture is not …
  6. Per-pupil spending by local authorities falls short of 2012 high

    09.21 / 14:46 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    The South East is the region spending the least on schools, on a per-pupil basis, Department for Education figures show Spending by local authorities on schools is set to rise in 2017-18 compared with last year, but the amount being spent per-pupil will still be lower than it was five years ago, new statistics suggest. And the amount going to "other" education services – such as education welfare and educational psychologists - has dropped by 5.5 per cent, from £2.7 billion to £2.6 billion…
  7. Ofsted proposes waiting two years to fully inspect schools ‘at risk of decline’

    09.21 / 10:28 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    Ofsted launches second consultation on shake up of short inspections Ofsted has floated the idea of waiting up to two years between a short inspection of a school that it believes may no longer be “good”, and a full follow-up inspection. The inspectorate said the changes, which it is consulting on, would give schools that “may be at risk of decline” more time to improve following a short inspection while keeping their good rating. However, the proposal has divided the headteacher unions…
  8. Exclusive: Greening calls for 'competitive' teachers' pay to improve recruitment

    09.15 / 05:35 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    Education secretary also uses Tes interview to reveal manifesto pledge on student loan forgiveness for teachers will go ahead Justine Greening has called for teachers’ pay to “remain competitive” as she warned that risks to recruitment and retention “need to be taken seriously”. The education secretary used an exclusive interview with Tes to give her broadest hint yet that she wants next year’s pay award to be higher than the 1 per cent she allowed this year – which amounted a real-terms c…
  9. Exclusive: Excluded pupils denied education that is their legal right

    09.15 / 05:35 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    There are at least 29 local authorities where not all excluded pupils are provided with full-time education they are legally entitled to Permanently excluded pupils in some areas of the country are not being provided with the full-time education to which they are legally entitled, figures obtained by Tes show. Three authorities are only providing around half of their permanently excluded pupils with a full-time education. And nine authorities have failed to fulfil their legal duty for at…
  10. Exclusive: Two-thirds of schools have no vote in elections that could determine their future

    09.15 / 04:05 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    Fewer academy heads are standing in headteacher board elections despite a huge growth in the number of academies, a Tes analysis shows More than two-thirds of state schools are disenfranchised in elections to boards that make crucial decisions that could affect their future. The Department for Education created a system of eight regional schools commissioners (RSCs) and headteacher boards (HTBs) in 2014 to make decisions about academies and free schools across England, but since then…
  11. New breed of teacher will work across primary and secondary

    09.14 / 23:15 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    But unions warn they could 'weaken the standard' in secondary because they will not need degrees in the subjects they teach Scotland’s teaching watchdog is launching a radical plan to create a new breed of teacher who is qualified to work in both primary and secondary schools, in a bid to tackle staff shortages. Unions are warning that the change could “weaken the standard” of teaching, in secondary schools in particular, because the new teachers will not need a degree in the subjects they…
  12. Teaching Leaders training programme 'improves pupils' results'

    09.14 / 23:15 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    But most middle leaders who have taken the training say it had a negative impact on their personal time, poll shows Heads of departments who took part in a training course saw approximately one in 12 pupils in their department make an extra grade of progress, new research shows.  Participation in Teaching Leaders – a training programme for middle leaders – was associated with an increase in pupil attainment of approximately one twelfth of a grade. Rebecca Allen, director of Education Data…
  13. SEND: DfE scraps P-scales for assessment of pupils working below national curriculum level

    09.14 / 18:45 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    Recommendation from Rochford Review approved The government is altering the current system used to assess children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who are working below the expected national curriculum standards. The statutory requirement for teachers to use performance scales (P-scales) to assess pupils with SEND who are not working at the standard of national curriculum assessments will be removed, the government has announced today.  The decision follows final r…
  14. Revealed: The £16m cost of transferring academies to new sponsors

    09.14 / 15:45 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    But new DfE data excludes costs such as deficit payments The government has spent more than £16 million in grant funding to move academies to new sponsors over the past four years, new figures have revealed. Grant funding for 2013-14 was £566,000, rising to nearly £4 million the following year, and £4.2 million in 2015-16. The figure for 2016-17, which the government said was not directly comparable to previous years, was £7.2 million. In the first three years, the figures include items …
  15. Sats for seven-year-olds to be scrapped from 2023

    09.14 / 15:45 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    But a new Reception-year baseline assessment will be introduced from 2020 Tests for six- and seven-year-olds will become non-statutory from 2023, the Department for Education announced today. The government will also introduce a "teacher-mediated" assessment in Reception to act as a starting point, or baseline, for school progress measures from 2020. The requirements to submit reading and maths assessments in key stage 2 will also be removed to reduce workload. Education s…
  16. Sats for 7-year-olds to be scrapped from 2023

    09.14 / 14:47 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    But a new reception year baseline assessment will be introduced from 2020 Tests for 6 and 7-year-olds will become non-statutory from 2023, the Department for Education announced today. The government will also introduce a "teacher-mediated" assessment in reception to act as a starting point, or baseline, for school progress measures from 2020. The requirements to submit reading and maths assessments in key stage 2 will also be removed to reduce workload. Justine Greening, education s…
  17. Exclusive: School funding at record levels but 'I am not complacent', insists Greening

    09.14 / 14:47 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    Education secretary says that investment is not the only thing that matters to schools Justine Greening has insisted she would “never be complacent” about school funding, while acknowledging the difficult decisions facing headteachers and governors. But speaking exclusively to Tes, the education secretary said that money was not the only thing that matters for schools, highlighting the importance of the government also “having the right strategy”. Today Ms Greening confirmed details of th…
  18. Funding formula should mean £3,500 for every primary pupil

    09.14 / 13:23 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    But the amount is only "notional", adds education secretary Justine Greening Each primary pupil will "attract" funding of £3,500 per pupil, education secretary Justine Greening revealed today as she confirmed details of the National Funding Formula for schools. Speaking in the House of Commons this afternoon, Ms Greening repeated a previous pledge to give schools an extra £1.3billion from 2018 to 2020, which will be taken out of the capital budget for schools. The announcement of the per…