Promoting good mental health

Is enough being done to help schools, primary and secondary, provide the best support for children’s mental health and wellbeing? How important for children today is this support, and what further investment or help would you like to see? Ken Heaton, headteacher, Florence Melly Community Primary School  There is an increasing number ...

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New secretary of state for education

Justine Greening has left the government after 18 months as education secretary and will be replaced by Damian Hinds. What are your thoughts on the departure of the education secretary? Many feel the education sector needs stability at this time and that work begun by the outgoing education secretary to ...

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Focus on physical activity

Schools should be inspected for the fitness level of their pupils as much as for their academic achievements, according to the former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio. The 2003 World Cup winner wants Ofsted to look at how physically active pupils are when assessing school performance as part of government efforts ...

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The GCSEs shake-up

August 2017 sees the implementation of a new grading system for GCSEs in all schools and colleges. A key goal is to provide more differentiation, particularly among the highest achievers, and among the many students who ‘bunch’ in the middle grades. The new GCSEs will be graded 1 to 9, with ...

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