Over the past few days and weeks, the news has been filled with speculation on the content of the spending review and autumn statement. The comprehensive review of public expenditure covers everything from health to transport to welfare and, of course, education.
This Thursday the Department for Education (DfE) intend to publish provisional results for secondary schools. For more information on exactly what’s being published you can see one of our previous blogs.
As schools go to increasingly extreme measures in a bid to recruit the right staff, we think there are some key pointers to follow before embarking on a trip to Canada in search of the future generation of teachers.
Ofsted has released an eye-opening report – Key Stage 3: the wasted years? – indicating that pupils’ development in KS3 is hindered because the transition from primary to secondary is poorly handled.
Whilst the bad news continues on the teacher recruitment difficulties across the UK, we challenge schools to consider the importance of teacher retention. From a cost perspective, the investment organisations are making on advertising vacant posts could (and should) be reassigned to creative retention programmes and packages for teachers.
High national A Level standards are once again maintained this year with a pass rate of 98.1% and 77.3% of students achieving the high A* to C grades.
The Department for Education has just released its Statement of Intent for the 2015 School and College Performance Tables. Here we address some of the key changes that will affect you.