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DfE to take forward disadvantage support proposals – Friday 9 February 2018

This week I report on the Government’s decision to change the threshold for free school meals eligibility under Universal Credit, a report suggesting that the later EAL pupils join the school system the greater the impact on their attainment and the publication of the annual report of the Chief Schools Adjudicator for England. 484 more words

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DfE GDPR guidance for schools– Friday 2 February 2018

This week I highlight the DfE’s short video providing guidance for schools on preparing for the GDPR, the publication of the Northern Powerhouse’s latest report calling for more investment for education in Northern England and the launch of the DfE’s new buying advice service for schools. 336 more words

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2017 secondary performance tables published – Friday 26 January 2018

This week saw the publication of the 2017 secondary performance tables, the launch of a new website for primary schools providing mental health teaching resources, a new Commonwealth education resource from the DfE for 11-14 year olds and a new Institute of Coding launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos, by the Prime Minister. 368 more words

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2nd reading for proposed holiday hunger bill – Friday 19 January 2018

This week I report on the second reading of the proposed School Holidays (Meals and Activities) Bill, the Education Select Committee’s views on tightening up academy trust accountability and concerns around Ofsted’s recent report on the reception curriculum. 297 more words

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New Secretary of State for Education – Friday 12 January 2018

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This week I report on the cabinet reshuffle resulting in a new Education Secretary, the publication of updated statutory Careers guidance and confirmation that GCSE Computer Science coursework tasks will not count towards students’ final grades this year or next. 137 more words

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