Education

Welsh school ratings show improvement

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJackie Parker, head of Crickhowell High School in Powys, says all schools look to improve There has been an improvement in school performance, according to annual categorisation ratings. Hundreds of schools are placed into colour-coded support categories – green, yellow, amber and red. Two thirds of secondary […]

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Religious extremists 'trying to pervert education'

Image copyright Getty Images Religious extremists are using schools to narrow children’s horizons and “pervert education”, England’s chief inspector of schools has warned. Amanda Spielman said some community leaders see schools as vehicles to “indoctrinate impressionable minds” – with extremist ideology in some cases. Ofsted inspectors are increasingly coming into contact with such extremists, she […]

Education

Teacher retention: Government 'failing to get a grip'

Image copyright JAKE RUSBY Image caption Jake Rusby left after just three years “Lesson planning, marking, carrying out assessments, parents evenings – there was always something to do. “I felt very much under pressure to move children on in their learning, to meet their targets,” says Jake Rusby, who left teaching after three years. “I […]