Williamson Outlines Catch-up Plans, Exams and Ofsted

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has recently outlined his plans for Ofsted, exams and catch-up funding. Here are some of his key education objectives for the near future: Accelerated Ofsted Inspections Williamson is considering accelerating the timetable of Ofsted inspections. There are some schools that have not been inspected for 14 years, and many of them…

Ofsted Warns of Insufficient SEND Support

After a new study reviewing the experiences of 21 SEND pupils in mainstream primary and secondary schools, Ofsted claims that some of these pupils are not receiving sufficient support. Many of the schools and families that took part in the research had experienced long waiting times and high levels of bureaucracy in the Education, Health…

Why Teachers Fear Relaxing Covid Rules

With lockdown rules relaxing in the UK this month, some teachers are concerned that this will discourage students from following Covid safety rules. Teachers’ leaders have warned that a potential third wave of Coronavirus cases could threaten schools after Easter unless strict safety measures remain in place. The NASUWT teachers’ union┬áhave suggested that the government…

School Funding Crisis Contributes to an Increase in Classroom Sizes

It comes as no surprise that classroom sizes are increasing and that schools are struggling to cope with the surge. Statistics show that the number of pupils in classes of 31 or more has risen by 30% affecting almost 1 million pupils overall since 2010. Secondary pupils have been affected the most; approximately 21,843 were…

How Parents Can Benefit from CoreSciences

It comes as no surprise that the exam period can often be one of the most stressful times for both students and parents, and unfortunately parents often feel powerless when it comes to assisting their child through the process. CoreSciences was designed bearing all of this in mind. CoreSciences is a unique, interactive online learning…

How CoreSciences Can Assist with Teacher Shortages

Statistics have shown that average classroom sizes in secondary schools have continued to rise for the fourth year in a row and are expected to continue to rise until 2025. Meanwhile, 10% of all secondary teachers left teaching last year and many continue to do so as government cuts and increasing workloads are driving teachers…