‘Government spin’ on teacher workload exposed

‘Government spin’ on teacher workload exposed

Claims by the government that teachers’ workloads have improved were called into question by a major independent education research institute. Separate research on the workload of middle leaders fuelled further concerns about pressure within the profession. Teachers...

Cultural change needed in SEND provision, claim MPs

Changes to national provision for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are letting them down on a daily basis, according to MPs.   Special educational needs and disabilities, a report by the Education Select Committee, said that SEND support...

School repair funds favours those well run

New funding for repair work has been made contingent on how well a school is running its finances.   Schools have been given more than £400 million to improve buildings, expand classrooms and upgrade facilities, announced the Department for Education. The money...

‘Fairer measure needed for performance tables’

League tables should take more account of students’ backgrounds than is currently the case.   This was the finding of new research that has called for factors such as ethnicity, free school meals, residential deprivation and special needs to be considered as part...

Off-rolling feared worse than first thought

One in 10 students are being removed from school rolls without explanation.   This was the finding of a new report Unexplained pupil exits from schools from the Education Policy Institute (EPI), indicating that the scale of what is being termed ‘off-rolling’ may...