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The link between exclusions, alternative provision and...

Date: 16.11.2018

Reports of schools off-rolling pupils to boost performance have been rife in 2018. FFT looked at some demographic factors...

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Does good progress mean better Ofsted rating?

Date: 16.11.2018

Education Datalab wondered what kind of relationship exists between Key Stage 2 progress scores and inspection ratings....

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Is your school collecting too much pupil data?

Date: 06.11.2018

Schools need to review whether or not they are collecting too much pupil data, and whether they are making good use of the data they do collect...

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Offrolling students: culprits exposed in new analysis

Date: 06.11.2018

A new ranking by The Guardian shows four academy chains lost up to 7% of pupils prior to exams...

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Where will the budget 'bonus' be spent?

Date: 04.11.2018

Schoolzone polled teachers, not on how offended they were, but how they might spend the budget windfall....

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Assessment under the 2019 Ofsted framework

Date: 02.11.2018

We polled schools on whether Ofsted's reduced focus on performance will affect their assessment practices...

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Academy or LA school? Which is better?

Date: 25.10.2018

How does school performance vary between LA and academy school? Should weak academies return to LAs or switch trusts?...

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Is it time to abandon 'school improvement'?

Date: 16.10.2018

Are schools actually improving? Can we say one way or the other - and does it matter?...

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Under-performing academies: 2018 increase

Date: 15.10.2018

Another way to look at academy performance data is via the DfE's warning letters sent to academies....

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Looking for an NQT? Which are most likely to stay

Date: 15.10.2018

The DfE's teacher analysis compendium looks at various aspects of teacher recruitment and retention...

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GCSE results: "volatility is normal"

Date: 15.10.2018

Why does school GCSE performance sometime vary quite widely from one year to the next?...

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Music: an uncertain future?

Date: 11.10.2018

A survey by Sussex University shows how music is suffering in the curriculum....

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Childhood obesity latest

Date: 11.10.2018

Obesity on the increase at top end of primary schools and the social deprivation gap in obesity is widening...

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Physical education and sport in schools

Date: 02.10.2018

This briefing provides information on the provision of physical education and sport in schools, including National Curriculum requirements, funding, the School Games, and regulations relating to school playing fields....

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School uniform costs in England

Date: 02.10.2018

Concerns are regularly raised about the cost of school uniform - this briefing introduces the rules and policy discussion in England, and sets out the support available for school uniform costs across the UK....

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