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Revision Tip and Mini Book Reviews

Let me start off by saying it’s officially the end of NaNoWriMo, and whether or not you hit your word count goals, it truly is laudable to say that you tried. 1,062 more words

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Review looking at evolving schools’ landscape is published - Friday 2 December 2016

This week I report on the publication of the NFER’s research into the evolving schools’ landscape since the introduction of Regional Schools Commissioners, the announcement of additional Government funding to help address school underperformance and the publication of the Government’s response to the Early Years Funding consultation. 506 more words

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Review into education in the Northern Powerhouse published – Friday 25 November 2016

This week I report on the publication of the long-awaited review into education in the Northern Powerhouse, the launch of the new online service proposing to make recruitment of governors easier and information on when we should expect to see the new Governor Competency Framework and updated Governance Handbook. 320 more words

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Study found attending primary school breakfast clubs improved pupil progress– Friday 18 November 2016

This week I report on the EEF’s study on the positive impact providing a school breakfast club can have in primary schools, the opposition leader’s motion to stop schools collecting pupil nationality and country of birth data and £300 million government funding to help young people enjoy the benefits of music and the arts. 481 more words

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NaNoWriMo Hope, and Some Book Reviews Too

With my busy schedule, I’ve decided to fall back on fewer blog posts, at least for the time being… which is why they’ll be a little longer than my previous posts. 968 more words

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Grammar schools to demonstrate how they will improve the 'social mix' - Friday 11 November 2016

This week I report on the Schools Minister evidence to MPs in the Education Select Committee regarding grammar schools, the publication of the Sutton Trust’s report on the poor performance of white working class British boys and the IPPR’s report recommending the replacement of lower level apprenticeships with a pre-apprenticeship programme for 16-18 year olds. 352 more words

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Shelving of the Education for All Bill - Friday 4 November 2016

This week I report on the Education Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement signalling schools in “unviable or underperforming” council areas won’t now be forced into becoming academies, the publication of the Rochford Review in to P scales, the increase in the number of KS2 tests appeals and new guidance on calculating progress 8 and attainment 8. 474 more words

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