Tomorrow, Wednesday, 15 January, is the deadline for parents to apply for places at primary schools. Parents apply for places via their local councils and in most instances are asked to apply to up to six schools in preference order.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at a survey carried out by Bett, The British Educational Training and Technology show, on teacher preparedness for the new Relationships and Sex Education curriculum.
Parents want to know that they are making the best, most informed choices about their children’s education. Making sure that all schools are regularly inspected means they will benefit from the expert insight Ofsted provides when making these decisions.
In 2020-2021 local authorities across England are set to receive a share of £49.1 billion in funding, an increase of £2.9 billion and the biggest year-on-year real terms increase in spending power in a decade.
The new Ofsted inspection framework brings a new focus to helping schools to identify challenges and improve standards. The government is fully committed to working with Ofsted to ensure that standards continue to rise in our schools.
Schools will benefit from a three-year programme of support, with each of the six successful schools acting as a regional hub and receiving funding to support between 200 and 300 other schools in the area, meaning that over a thousand schools will receive expert support.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the Department’s announcement about expanding the National School Breakfast programme. The blog also looks at news coverage of changes to the student loan repayment system. Breakfast programme expansion On Saturday, 4 January, …
Music, arts and culture play an essential role in enriching pupils’ education, and we want to give as many young people as possible the opportunity to learn an instrument or perform in a choir or a band.
During term times, the best place for children to be is in school. Evidence shows that pupils with higher overall absence tend to do less well in their GCSEs, which has a lasting effect on their life chances.