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Secretary of State announces new Primary Assessment plans – Friday 21 October 2016

This week I report on the Secretary of State’s announcement on new primary assessment plans including confirming there will be no Year 7 resits, the publication of technical guidance which defines what is a coasting school and how the DfE is calculating primary progress measures and a new on-line toolkit to measure and monitor children and young people’s mental wellbeing. 590 more words

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Provisional GCSE results data published – Friday 14 October 2016

This week I report on the publication of the provisional GCSE results data using the new accountability measures and the potential for a boycott of next year’s SATs by the unions, with an announcement expected from the DfE on primary assessments due at any time. 293 more words

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Updated statutory guidance on the constitution of maintained schools governing bodies - Friday 7 October 2016

This afternoon the DfE published its updated statutory guidance on the constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools.  Key updates include:

  • the requirement of a Disclosure and Barring Service check within 21 days of appointment/election…
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New social mobility package unveiled by Education Secretary – Friday 7 October 2016

This week I highlight the Education Secretary’s announcement of the creation of new ‘opportunity areas’ that will receive £60m towards school improvement, concerns raised on social media about schools collecting census nationality data and confirmation of changes at the Northern Regional Schools Commissioner’s office. 472 more words

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Labour launches national campaign against grammar school plans – Friday 30 September 2016

This week the Labour Leader announced a campaign to provide inclusive education for all, the DfE published the results of this year’s Phonics Screening Check and Key Stage 1 SATs and I highlight an opportunity for Governors to attend a free seminar  on how to convert to academy status and form and grow a MAT. 296 more words

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Commons Education Committee inquiry into primary assessment – Friday 23 September 2016

This week the Education Select Committee has launched an inquiry into how this year’s new tougher SATs tests have affected primary schools and the DfE has published new guidance on screening and searching pupils and handling strike action in schools. 327 more words

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Friday Update 9/16/16


Being back in my routine after Vacation feels so good. Last weekend I did a bunch of meal prep to prepare, and I’ve been killing it in my workouts. 560 more words