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Ofsted boss ‘tears her hair out’ over schools that still grade individual lessons

Ofsted boss ‘tears her hair out’ over schools that still grade individual lessons (15th September, 2017)

Amanda Spielman has raised concerns about a lack of curriculum expertise in schools at this week’s ResearchED annual conference, held at Chobham Academy in Stratford, East London.

One in five parents ‘do not spend any time reading with their children’

One in five parents ‘do not spend any time reading with their children’ (15th September, 2017)

New research has found that a fifth of parents with primary school-aged children do not spend time reading with them.

Workload and government policy forcing teachers out, DfE research finds

Workload and government policy forcing teachers out, DfE research finds (15th September, 2017)

Research by the Department for Education (DfE) has found that workload is the ‘most important factor’ for teachers leaving the profession, with factors such as government initiatives and being undervalued by the Senior Leadership Team as close contributing reasons.

Full Education Committee line-up confirmed

Full Education Committee line-up confirmed (15th September, 2017)

Five Conservative MPs, five Labour MPs and one Scottish National Party MP will serve alongside chair Robert Halfon, the former Skills Minister, on the new Education Committee, it has been announced. The Education Committee is responsible for holding the Government and  regulators, such as Ofsted and Ofqual, to account in areas including policy and spending.