a) The new GCSE’s in Maths and English will start in September 2015 for first examination in in 2017. b)  Other subjects will come on stream in 2016 or 2017. c) IGCSE’s will no longer count towards the Department for Education (DfE) accountability measure as the new GCSE’s come on stream – this will disappoint… Read more »

Is our drive to raise ‘achievement’ within our schools losing sight of the long term importance of ‘creativity’ to our cultural and economic well-being? The Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value has just published a report on its twelve month inquiry into how Britain can secure greater value from its cultural and creative… Read more »

A recruitment and retention crisis is looming across the country with many areas already struggling to attract suitably qualified teachers. The secondary sector appears to be the worst effected with maths and physics teachers (as usual) being in short supply. According to Department for Education figures nearly 50,000 teachers left the profession in the year… Read more »

The 2014 the English secondary school performance tables were published by Department for Education on 29th January 2015 to heavy criticism from many quarters. There has been a fall nationally in terms of student performance across all types of school. The overall headline figure of students achieving 5 good GCSE grades (including English and Maths)… Read more »