Trials of controversial baseline checks to start in September

Trials of the controversial new test for reception-age children are to get under way in September, the organisation developing the checks has confirmed. The National Foundation for Educational Research (NfER)...

Two million children ‘at serious risk’, children’s commissioner finds

Around one in six of all children in England – a total of 2.1 million – are at “serious risk” due to complex family problems, with the majority of them “invisible” to the...

Spending on pupils drops by eight per cent, says IFS

The amount spent per school pupil in England has dropped by eight per cent since 2009/10, research has found. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) research looked at total school spending per pupil between...

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Spending on pupils drops by eight per cent, says IFS

The amount spent per school pupil in England has dropped by eight per cent since 2009/10, research has found. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) research looked at total school spending per pupil between 2009/10 and 2017/18 and found there had...

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Tomorrow by Nadine Kaadan

It’s a sobering fact that we have become so accustomed to seeing and hearing about war and conflict that we no longer react with the disgust and outrage that the brutality, devastation and dehumanisation merits. In Syria, armed conflict, death...

The Survival Game by Nicky Singer

It is important to read YA fiction about painful and difficult lives as a way to understand and empathise. That’s all well and good but I seem to read an awful lot of novels with distressing subject matter and this looked like it might be another...

Fox Magic by Beverley Brenna

“I live in Saskatchewan, Canada, and in the months before I began writing this book, our news reports were filled with stories of young people taking their own lives. As a writer and a teacher, I feel a huge responsibility to pay attention to the...

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