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Improvement in our schools is not helped by Ofsted’s soundbites

For the second time this week the education sector has taken a beating, this time with the Ofsted report on the way that schools support high ability pupils.

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Simply making exams harder does not guarantee higher standards

To date school leaders have not been consulted over the development of the new GCSE syllabuses so it is highly premature to design new qualifications before this consultation has been finalised. It is now time for our legitimate voice to be listened to carefully and acted upon.

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Twigg: Gove’s plans will ‘take us back to the 19th century’ and risk a “decade of decline”

Stephen Twigg today warns Michael Gove’s Ebacc plans risk “ushering in a decade of economic decline”, taking Britain back to a ’19th-century education system’.

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Comment: Labour wants a true baccalaureate approach in education

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TweetStephen Twigg MP, Shadow Education Secretary Labour has today called a debate in Parliament on the Government’s shambolic plan for changes to exams at 16. We do need to reform our education system so that it equips young people with the skills, knowledge and resilience that they need to play their part in the economy […]

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Wales orders re-marking of GCSE English papers – will Gove follow suit?

The WJEC exam board will re-grade all GCSE English Language papers taken over the summer following ongoing concerns about how fairly candidates were treated.

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Ofsted chief refuses to support Gove’s two-tier examination reforms

Will Michael Gove take on the overwhelming advice and opinion from the experts and renege on his unpopular plans to reform?

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