Head Teachers have warned that the proposed new one-day Ofsted school inspections could see schools graded as ‘good-ish’ and confuse parents as to what this means.
Amanda Spielman has raised concerns about a lack of curriculum expertise in schools at this week’s ResearchED annual conference, held at Chobham Academy in Stratford, East London.
New research has found that a fifth of parents with primary school-aged children do not spend time reading with them.
Research by the Department for Education (DfE) has found that workload is the ‘most important factor’ for teachers leaving the profession, with factors such as government initiatives and being undervalued by the Senior Leadership Team as close contributing reasons.
Five Conservative MPs, five Labour MPs and one Scottish National Party MP will serve alongside chair Robert Halfon, the former Skills Minister, on the new Education Committee, it has been announced. The Education Committee is responsible for holding the Government and regulators, such as Ofsted and Ofqual, to account in areas including policy and spending.
New statistics released this week suggest that children starting school are more than ever before likely to lack basic skills such as speaking effectively or even using the toilet.
Leading specialist recruiters are reporting that schools are beginning the term with rising numbers of teaching vacancies – up a quarter on two years ago. Education recruiter Eteach reported seeing a rise of 15% over two years at the end of August.
New GCSE reforms affects grades throughout England with mounting pressures on schools and students to perform
A Level pupils in the North East achieved the highest increase in top grades in the past 5 years, outperforming all other regions in the country
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Pisa survey of student wellbeing questioned 540,000 pupils at around the age of 15. It found that bullying levels in the UK are significantly higher than the global average, with almost a quarter of pupils reporting having been bullied a few times a month.
In December 2016, the Department for Education announced it was seeking views on the detailed design of the schools national funding formula, as part of the second stage of its consultation.
On behalf of Head Teachers across the region, SCHOOLS NorthEast submitted the following response.