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

Sixth Form 16+ Admissions: Everything You Need to Know

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More and more students are moving school for Year 12. As a parent, there’s a lot to consider in finding the right school for your child, so here is what you can expect from the sixth form admissions process. The first and most important thing to remember is this: IT VARIES. The requirements for sixth form entry vary – sometimes … 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