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April 16, 2016

Research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies says schools will be hit by a real-terms cut of 'at least 7 per cent'.


School budgets are being pushed to "breaking point" by the largest drop in real-terms funding since "at least the late 1970s", headteachers' leaders have...

April 12, 2016

More than a third of new GCSE and A-level qualifications that will be taught from September have not yet been approved, with less than a term to go, figures from exams watchdog Ofqual show.

Just 65 per cent of the new specifications have been accredited, leaving 35 per...

April 7, 2016

Handwriting is increasingly being seen an "outdated skill", the ATL teaching union has said.


Education professionals said that the increased use of modern technology – such as smartphones, tablets and laptops – has resulted in a reduced dependence on the pen.





March 8, 2016

The government is being urged to “get its act together” over delays to the approval process for new GCSE and A levels, after education secretary Nicky Morgan admitted that most specifications had still not been approved with just 16 school weeks to go before they are t...

March 4, 2016

Six in ten schools across England will be unable to meet the demand for pupil places this year, new data suggests.

A survey, by school-leadership organisation The Key, found that 59 per cent of schools said they had received more applications for places than they were a...

February 23, 2016


Study goes against the instinct of politicians and the public, researchers say. 

Students who score a B grade in A-level maths today would only have received an E grade 50 years ago, new research suggests.


But despite standards dropping in the past half-century, there...

February 19, 2016

TES and the National Association for the Teaching of English ran a survey to find teachers' top 100 fiction books all children should read before leaving primary school. Here are the results.


1          Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl...

February 17, 2016

Teachers expect a new government system for the assessment of Year 6 pupils’ writing to dramatically increase their workload when it is introduced next term.


Department for Education guidance published this week suggests that teachers check six different pieces of work...