Monthly Archives: January 2015

Nicky Morgan defends exam league table shake-up following private school backlash

The number of secondary schools failing to reach government minimum targets for exam performance has more than doubled, official tables published on Thursday show.









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School league tables reveal gap between rich and poor pupils has increased by 7 per cent

The gap in performance between poor and better-off pupils has increased despite millions of pounds of government money being spent on trying to narrow the difference, exam league tables have shown.









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Foreign pupils don’t harm grades of English speakers

English-speaking pupils do not see their grades suffer if they attend a school where most of their classmates speak other languages, according to research by Oxford University academics published today.









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Muslim leader: ‘Teaching British values in schools creates atmosphere of suspicion’

Snap inspections of schools to see if they are teaching “British Values” have created an atmosphere of suspicion and mistrust, a Muslim leader has warned.









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School league tables: Number of schools failing to reach minimum government GCSE targets doubles

The number of secondary schools failing to reach government minimum targets for exam performance has more than doubled, official tables published on Thursday show.









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GCSE league tables slammed as a ‘nonsense’ by private schools

Hundreds of secondaries, including many top private schools, have seen their GCSE results plummet to zero following a shake-up of annual league tables.









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Trojan Horse schools are ‘still under threat’

Schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham are in danger of falling to extremists again, chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned.









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Black and Asian school-leavers ‘more likely’ to attend university

Black and Asian school-leavers are more likely to go to university than their white counterparts, it was emphasised today as a leading headmaster claimed none of the three main political parties had serious policies for tackling the lack of social mobility in the UK.









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Main parties have ‘no answer to lack of social mobility in schools’

Two out of three state secondary schools do not send a single pupil to Oxford or Cambridge, it has emerged, as a leading headmaster claimed none of the three main political parties had serious policies for tackling the lack of social mobility in the UK.









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Birkbeck College academic investigated after allegations of ‘research misconduct’

A leading scientist and academic and his research team are being investigated after his university received anonymous allegations of “research misconduct”, The Independent can reveal.









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