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News Focus W/C 24.09.18

Labour conference: No new free schools or academies... Labour would “immediately” end the government’s academy and free schools programme in England, the shadow education secretary has said. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45620778 

Ofsted admits adding to ‘teach-to-the-test’ mentality School inspectors in England have put too much weight on tests and exam results when rating schools, Ofsted boss Amanda Spielman has admitted. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-45560165

How a school in Bradford is beating the odds with music

A primary school in a deprived part of Bradford has gone from failing school to success story. The transformation, it says, is down to a decision to rebuild its curriculum around music. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45483930

School open days: Eight things to look for

 It’s that time of the year when secondary schools freshen up their display boards, pick out their bestbehaved kids and prepare for open evenings. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-41469041

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