Tag: The Department for Education

Pupil outcomes – how well are MATs performing?

Pupil outcomes – how well are MATs performing?

Multi-Academy Trusts are new to the education industry. There is, therefore, only a small amount of data available that can be used to draw up a performance comparison with mainstream schools. But, so far, how are MATs performing with regard to pupil outcomes, compared to mainstream schools? The Institute of Education released a report early … Continue reading Pupil outcomes – how well are MATs performing?

Teacher recruitment down by 33%

Teacher recruitment down by 33%

The TES have recently published an article about how the applicants for Teacher Training is down by a third. UCAS have released information showing that only 12,820 people applied to train as a Teacher this year. Compared with 19,330 applicants in 2016, this is a large decrease of 33%. The Department for Education also published … Continue reading Teacher recruitment down by 33%

Schools will now promote technical education from January

Schools will now promote technical education from January

The Department of Education have published details of a law that will force schools to let outside providers talk to their students about further education. This is called the ‘Baker Clause’ which is an amendment written by Lord Baker and Baroness Morris, who are both former education secretaries. From the 2nd of January, all schools … Continue reading Schools will now promote technical education from January

Work Experience

The Department for Education has recently published their findings of their ‘Evaluation of the Work Experience Placement Trials’. The evaluation involved students aged 16-18 from 25 colleges in areas with a high percentage of young people who are NEET and high proportions of students at level 2 or below. The trial tested different work placements … Continue reading Work Experience