Education

Three quarters of youngsters’s companies weak, Ofsted says

Too many kids and younger folks in care in England should not getting the service they deserve, Ofsted warns. Chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw says it’s unacceptable that three quarters of youngsters’s companies are insufficient or require enchancment. Sir Michael blamed weak management and excessive caseloads, saying youngster safety was performing notably poorly. The Native Authorities Affiliation stated funding cuts imply the system is “below important pressure”. Publishing its third

Faculty inhabitants rises by 121,000

Picture caption The varsity inhabitants has elevated by 470,000 in seven years The varsity inhabitants in England elevated by 121,000 since final yr, in response to annual figures from the Division for Training. The rise has put stress on faculty locations, with pupil numbers having risen for seven successive years. It means there are 470,000 extra pupils within the faculty system than in 2009. The figures present that over the

Italian PM suggests UK college students might have EU passports

Picture copyright EPA Picture caption Matteo Renzi suggests UK college students might be given EU nation passports whereas they studied in Europe Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has urged that UK college students wanting to check in Europe might obtain passports from different European Union international locations. He was responding to issues that UK college students may discover it tougher to check at European universities after the referendum vote. Mr

Extra English colleges rated good or excellent by Ofsted

Picture caption Colleges are ranked into 4 totally different classes There was a slight improve within the proportion of colleges and academies in England judged good or excellent. About 86% had been ranked in these prime two classes of faculty effectiveness by Ofsted, up from 84% in August. Major colleges carried out higher, with 87% judged good or excellent, in contrast with 76% of secondaries. There are nonetheless large regional

New Ofsted boss quizzed on lack of instructing expertise

The federal government’s most well-liked candidate for the following chief inspector of colleges in England has been challenged over her lack of expertise as a instructor. Amanda Spielman confronted robust questioning on Wednesday from the Schooling Choose Committee over how she meant to handle issues from the career. The MPs will now take into account whether or not or to not endorse her appointment and report again “sooner or later”.

Pat Glass resigns as Labour schooling shadow secretary

Picture copyright PA Picture caption Pat Glass was appointed as schooling spokeswoman on Monday Pat Glass has resigned as Labour’s shadow schooling secretary, two days after being appointed by Jeremy Corbyn. The North West Durham MP’s appointment got here on Monday throughout a wave of resignations by Labour MPs searching for a change in management. She mentioned she was resigning “with a heavy coronary heart” as a result of the

Isle of Wight Council can combat college vacation ruling

Picture copyright PA Picture caption The Excessive Courtroom dominated Jon Platt didn’t should pay a £120 high-quality in Might A council has been advised it may apply to problem a Excessive Courtroom determination which dominated in favour of a father who took his daughter on vacation in time period time. The Excessive Courtroom ruled in May that Jon Platt didn’t should pay a £120 high-quality to Isle of Wight Council

Authorized Knowsley sixth kind closure ends A-level provision

Picture copyright Google Picture caption Halewood Academy says its present sixth kind is financially unviable A Merseyside borough can have no A-level provision after the federal government permitted the closure of the realm’s solely sixth kind providing the qualification. The sixth kind at Halewood Academy in Knowsley will shut in August 2017 after the Division for Training agreed it might cease offering A-levels. Principal Gary Evans stated it was “unhappy”

European referendum: Pupils ‘concern being pressured out’

Picture copyright Thinkstock Picture caption Some colleges have pupils from many various nations Younger pupils from European backgrounds concern they might be pressured to go away Britain, heads are warning in an open letter to the Prime Minister. Nationwide Affiliation of Head Academics common secretary Russell Passion says many are afraid of a possible rise in racism and group battle. He referred to as for a authorities assertion to reassure

Angela Rayner appointed shadow schooling secretary

Picture copyright Matthew Finnegan Angela Rayner has been appointed shadow schooling secretary, the Labour Celebration has confirmed. Ms Rayner turns into the third MP to carry the publish this week after Lucy Powell and Pat Glass each resigned. The transfer comes amid a wave of resignations by Labour MPs searching for a change in management. She was beforehand a shadow work and pensions minister earlier than shifting into the shadow