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Justine Greening’s rescue package

By Jane Sowerby on

The Education Secretary has announced an additional £1.3 billion for schools’ core funding over two years found from within the Department for Education’s budget.

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The Return of Best Fit?

By Jo Gray on

The Interim Assessment Framework for writing is changing. Change has been in the pipeline for a while now, there have been rumours of it going back to the dreaded writing test...

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Ofsted inspection data

By Jane Sowerby on

The latest Ofsted inspection data for maintained schools and academies is out. The level of good and better outcomes is marginally up on last year (75% from 73%); there are fewer conversions to full inspections (29% from 35%), but the number of schools then falling to a less than good judgement has increased (60% from 46%); and there are 97 primary and secondary schools that have not been judged to be good or better in any inspection since 2005.

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Queen's Speech 2017

By Jane Sowerby on

On 21 June, the delayed Queen’s speech gave us a detailed insight into the planned legislative programme for the next two years. Whilst we might have expected it would be dominated by Brexit, out of the 27 bills (eight of which are Brexit related), the government has not announced any legislation at all for education.

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Unions claim increase in pay

By Rachel Foster on

Three unions (Unison, Unite and GMB) representing over 1.6 million local government employees in schools and councils across England, Wales and Northern Ireland submitted a pay claim for 2018/19 to the Local Government Employers on 14 June.

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Optimising Autonomy Launch

By Jane Sowerby on

we are delighted to announce the launch of the latest research report we have sponsored, produced by the recently rebranded Centre for Education Economics (CfEE, formerly CMRE). The report offers an evidence-informed theory of change to stimulate debate about the progress of school reform.

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