Tag Archives: Secretary of State for Education

Michael Gove pushes for performance pay for teachers

In an article on the BBC website Michael Gove is pushing for teacher’s pay to be linked to performance. The report is sketchy on details, but high on soundbites from the Education Minister, somewhat in keeping with most of his … Continue reading

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GCSE’s replaced by English Bac.

The Government announced their plans to shake up the exam systems today. Here are the key announcements. GCSE’s in core subjects, English, Maths and Science, to be replaced by English Baccalaureate Certificate. These will begin in September 2015. First exams … Continue reading

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Gove to aanounce exams overhaul

A return to O Levels? There is a big announcement today of the replacement for the GCSE exams. Follow this blog this week as we try to explain the changes and the impact it will have on our students. Related … Continue reading

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GCSE English. More grade chaos.

The chaos surrounding GCSE English grades took another step to incredulity. The Welsh Education Secretary “ordered” the WJEC board to re-examine the grades awarded in English. Why is this chaotic? The WJEC version of English GCSE is offered to schools in … Continue reading

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Michael Gove criticises School Governors

Originally posted on Kip McGrath Scunthorpe Tutors' Blog:
Governors hit back at Gove’s ‘badge of status’ comments BBC |July 6, 2012 _ Governors have hit back at the education secretary’s claims that they can be “local worthies” who view their…

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Return of the ‘O’ level ?

Education Secretary Michael Gove Gove plans to scrap dumbed-down GCSEs and National Curriculum in the biggest revolution in education for 30 years. Leaked documents seen by the Daily Mail suggest that the most radical shake up in school examinations are being … Continue reading

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