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  1. Attainment gap for long-term disadvantaged pupils is getting worse

    07.26 / 16:24 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    Research finding comes despite focus from the government and Ofsted on pupil premium children The attainment gap between children who are ‘long-term disadvantaged’ and their peers has been growing in recent years, new research has revealed. The finding, published by Education Datalab this afternoon, highlights the challenge facing schools as they are asked to improve the performance of children eligible for the pupil premium. The research examines the academic results of children who are …
  2. New regional schools commissioner announced for the South West

    07.26 / 16:24 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    MAT CEO Lisa Mannall announced as new regional schools commissioner for the South West A multi-academy trust boss has been named as the new regional schools commissioner  for the South West. Lisa Mannall, chief executive of The Learning Academy Trust, has been announced by Sir David Carter, the national schools commissioner, as the RSC for the region. The Learning Academy Trust covers ten primary academies and is based in Cornwall. Ms Mannall has been on the South West headteacher board s…
  3. £380,000 of public money spent on explaining GCSE reforms - including numerical grades

    07.26 / 13:48 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    And another £121,500 is set to be spent over the summer to publicise the changes More than £380,000 of public money has been spent on telling schools, students and employers about changes to GCSEs, including the new 9-1 grading system. In addition, another £121,500 is set to be spent over the summer publicising the reforms, according to information released in response to a parliamentary question. Exams regulator Ofqual said it was "essential" that the major changes  were communicated to …
  4. Free school that entered no Year 11 pupils for GCSEs is put in special measures

    07.26 / 12:31 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    Route 39 Academy in Devon says that it is challenging a damning Ofsted report published today A free school that did not enter any of its Year 11 pupils for GCSEs this summer has been put into special measures. Route 39 Academy, which opened in Higher Clovelly in Devon in 2013, said it "strongly refutes" and is challenging today’s Ofsted judgement, which rates it “inadequate” across the board. The report says that the school had judged that the current Year 11 pupils “have made such inade…
  5. Number of unqualified teachers rises 62 per cent since 2012

    07.25 / 23:25 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    Increase far outstrips the increase in qualified teachers in state-funded schools The number of unqualified teachers working in state-funded schools has risen by more than 60 per cent since 2012, an analysis by the Labour Party has found. The school workforce census, taken in November each year, shows the number of unqualified teachers rose from 14,800 in 2012, to 24,000 in 2016 – a 62 per cent increase. In the same period, the number of qualified teachers rose by 1.4 per cent, from 4…
  6. Durand Academy demands High Court quashes 'glaringly perverse' Ofsted report

    07.25 / 18:08 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    Inspectorate defends unpublished report that says controversial academy should be put in special measures A high-profile academy trust has told the High Court a “glaringly perverse” unpublished Ofsted report should be quashed. Durand Academy, which has two sites in south London and boarding provision in West Sussex, is disputing the findings of inspectors who said it should be put in special measures following an inspection in November and December 2016. Last month, the Department for Edu…
  7. 'It's tempting': UK teachers respond to decision by US schools to reintroduce corporal punishment

    07.25 / 16:42 news.tes.co.uk News.tes.co.uk -Education
    Pupils in Three Rivers school district, in Texas, will be beaten with a wooden paddle if they misbehave Teachers in England are debating the wisdom of reintroducing corporal punishment, following a decision by schools in Texas to punish pupils using a wooden paddle. Three schools in the state’s Three Rivers school district have said that staff will be able to use the paddle to beat disobedient pupils. Children will receive one paddling for each infraction. The district’s trustees voted un…