Making the most of Progress 8 ORIGINAL

About this research: Schoolzone consulted with 50 secondary schools in December 2016 to ask them what were the issues they faced in addressing the demands of the new school accountability measures. You can download the full PDF of this article by SchoolZone HERE. Accountability The new accountability measure, reported for the first time in 2016,…

Who’s ‘Secondary Ready’?

As far as most parents are concerned, moving from primary to secondary school is a traumatic transition in their parental psyche. Their little darling is leaving ‘little school’, moving to ‘big school’ and growing up fast – it won’t be long before they are independent, moody teenagers! So being ‘secondary ready’ for parents means: have…

Where is SEN education going wrong?

We wrote a few weeks ago about the importance of getting Special Educational Needs (SEN) education provision right in England’s schools, and new research confirms all the more that this is a pressing priority. A recent study by The Key, a body that provides information and support for school leaders, suggests that England’s schools are…