Unions comment on school closures

19th March 2020

The Association of School and College Leaders and the National Education Union have commented on the announcement that schools in England will close from Friday Responding to the education secretary’s announcement about the coronavirus emergency, [read more]

School leaders call for GCSE reforms

13th March 2020

Eighty six per cent of school and college leaders have called for GCSEs to be reformed or scrapped in a survey carried out by ASCL The survey of 799 school and college leaders in England [read more]

Welsh GCSE’s could be sat online in future

26th February 2020

As reported by BBC news, regulatory body Qualifications Wales is consulting on the exams’ future, which could include a major shift towards 16-year-olds sitting tests online New chairman David Jones believes we could see ‘significantly [read more]

ASCL comment on school performance tables

10th February 2020

The Association of School and College Leaders have commented on the publication of revised Key Stage 4 performance tables Duncan Baldwin, deputy director of policy at ASCL, said: “Today’s school performance tables come with a [read more]

Unions comment on Sutton Trust report

9th December 2019

The new GCSE system is widening the gap between rich and poor students, says report The new GCSE system in England is in danger of “further disadvantaging the disadvantaged”, a report by the Sutton Trust [read more]

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