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Latest News and Developments

Scottish testing fears after schools bill passed

The Scotsman – Flagship legislation requiring the Scottish Government and councils to tackle the attainment gap has been passed by Holyrood, despite concerns about the return of national testing for primary school pupils.

England schools: 10,000 pupils sidelined due to league-table pressures

The Guardian – More than 10,000 pupils left England’s mainstream state secondary schools in the run-up to their GCSE courses, according to an analysis of official data by the Guardian. The figures come amid concerns league-table pressures are incentivising institutions to move students who are unlikely to do well off their books.

Key Stage 4 School Performance Tables 2015

DfE School and College Performance Tables  – Key Stage 4 2015. GOV.UK – Revised GCSE and equivalent results in England: 2014 to 2015 (statistical first release). GOV.UK – Academies lead the way as school performance tables are published. Press coverage: BBC News Education – Schools ranked by raw GCSE results for last time. TES News – Number of secondaries […]

Exams timetabled to accommodate Ramadan

BBC News Education – This year’s key GCSE and A-Level examinations have been timetabled to take into account the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, exam boards have said.

South West AAIA Annual Conference March 2016

South West AAIA invites you to experience UKFUNDISA – teaching that causes you to learn, and provides rich evidence that you have done so!   SW AAIA Conference 2016 – programme and application form