No headteacher goes into the job to remove a pupil from school - and no headteacher takes the decision to do so lightly. Schools will typically have gone through a number of sanctions before exclusion is considered, taking into account the welfare of other pupils in the classroom.
It is against the law to remove pupils on the basis of academic results – any school that does it is breaking the law.
The Key Stage 2 tests help to ensure primary schools are teaching children the fundamentals of reading, writing and maths, and help reassure parents that schools are laying the foundations for their children to succeed at secondary school and beyond.
Last year 97.7% of parents got one of their top three choices, with 91% of these being their first choice. These numbers have been gradually improving since 2014 despite rising pupil numbers during this period. School standards have also been rising – 87% of primary schools are now rated Good or Outstanding, compared to 67% in 2010.
Our ambition for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is exactly the same for every other child – to achieve well in education, go on to college or university, and to live happy and fulfilled lives.
Today’s data shows why our new register of children not in school is so important. Illegal schools are unregulated and present a danger to both the quality of education and the welfare of those children who attend them – a register will vastly improve councils’ capacity to identify those children and intervene.
Today our blog looks at the EPI report on school places as well as housing developer contributions and pension costs.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the announcement of the first Institutes of Technology, as well as school funding and the Education Secretary’s letter to the NAHT union.
Today's Education in the Media blog looks at the top stories and announcements from the department today and over the weekend.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at unconditional offers and the Education Secretary’s interview with TES. Unconditional Offers Today, Friday 5 April, the Education Secretary Damian Hinds has called for a review of university admissions procedures. This has received …
Two years ago, we introduced the apprenticeship Levy to create long term sustainable funding for apprenticeships and to give employers of all sizes flexibility to provide new and existing staff with a range of training opportunities.