The Independent: Labour will abolish Sats exams in primary schools, Jeremy Corbyn says

“I meet teachers of all ages and backgrounds who are totally overworked and overstressed. These are dedicated public servants. It’s just wrong.” – Jeremy Corbyn http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/sats-exams-labour-corbyn-primary-school-national-education-union-a8872496.html Continue reading The Independent: Labour will abolish Sats exams in primary schools, Jeremy Corbyn says

The Guardian: Fifth of teachers plan to leave profession within two years

“So long as the main drivers of a performance-based system are still in place, schools will continue to be in the grip of a culture of fear, over-regulation, and a lack of trust.” – Kevin Courtney . https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/apr/16/fifth-of-teachers-plan-to-leave-profession-within-two-years Continue reading The Guardian: Fifth of teachers plan to leave profession within two years

iNews: Grammar school students become no wealthier or healthier than other pupils, research suggests

“Since nowadays studying towards A-levels and a university degree is more common, the differences in educational outcomes by type of school observed in the older generation may not apply to the current young generations of 11-plus takers.” – University of York https://inews.co.uk/news/education/grammar-school-students-become-no-wealthier-or-healthier-than-other-pupils-research-suggests/ Continue reading iNews: Grammar school students become no wealthier or healthier than other pupils, research suggests

Islington Tribune: Islington schools cash crisis: ‘This generation is on frontline’

“This generation of children is on the frontline. The long-term effects of school cuts and cuts to other services are hitting this generation of children and families in an unprecedented way. Their time is now. We cannot afford to let this generation’s future slip through our hands through a simple lack of engagement by our … Continue reading Islington Tribune: Islington schools cash crisis: ‘This generation is on frontline’

Nursery World: Schools call for overhaul of primary school testing

“Over one-third of Year 6 children failed SATs last year. That’s a group of 11-year-olds being sent to secondary feeling that they haven’t achieved. The system of accountability means children are part of a machine. They’re a number, a percentage. Perhaps they’ll think that education isn’t for them.” – Helen Longton-Howorth https://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/news/1167196/schools-call-for-overhaul-of-primary-school-testing Continue reading Nursery World: Schools call for overhaul of primary school testing

iNews: Damian Hinds warns universities with high numbers of students dropping out

“No student starts university thinking they are going to drop-out and whilst in individual circumstances that may be the right thing, it is important that all students feel supported to do their best – both academically and in a pastoral sense.” – Damian Hinds https://inews.co.uk/news/education/damian-hinds-warns-universities-with-high-numbers-of-students-dropping-out/ Continue reading iNews: Damian Hinds warns universities with high numbers of students dropping out