Education News Weekly – 19th June, 2017

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The Grenfell Tower fire, Britain’s strictest school and children’s ‘Trumpy’ creative writing. ‘Britain’s strictest school’ rated outstanding by Ofsted – Guardian Michaela Community School – a controversial north-west London free school renowned for its “no excuses” behaviour policy – has been judged outstanding in all categories by Ofsted. The school prides itself on its strict disciplinary approach, with pupils given demerits … Read More

Education News Weekly – 23rd April, 2017

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General election pledges, the dangers of screen time and surprisingly happy teenagers   Labour focused on education in upcoming general election – BBC Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has put education at the centre of his campaign for the snap general election. Corbyn described education as being in crisis, specifically highlighting the Tories’ recent record on school budget cuts and growing … Read More

Education News Weekly – 9th April, 2017

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Term-time holidays, a lack of female headteachers and why it’s time to scrap 9 a.m. lectures.     Female headteachers under-represented in secondary schools – Independent According to new research from Nottingham University, just over a third of secondary school headteachers are female, while currently women make up around 64% of secondary classroom teachers. The paper, encompassing every secondary school … Read More

Education News Weekly – 3rd April, 2017

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Sats to be scrapped, Ofsted to snoop on parents, and the highest university tuition fees in the world.     Ofsted consider Facebook and Twitter snooping – Independent Ofsted have said they will consider snooping on the social media accounts of students and parents to find out trends about certain schools. Ofsted’s  “innovations and regulations plan” details how it could … Read More

6 Best Revision Apps For GCSE And A Level

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The Easter term is coming to an end and, if all goes to plan, thousands of students will be spending the next few weeks revising hard for their upcoming exams. We’ve already looked at ways parents and students can avoid exam stress, and how to keep revision effective. This week, we’re looking at some of the best revision apps for … Read More