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NGA Bulletin Board February 2013

NGA Bulletin Board February 2013

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NGAThe cover story for this month’s bulletin board is How well are  secondary schools doing?

Last week, the Department for Education (DfE) published the latest performance tables for secondary schools. The data show that at key stage 4, 59.4% of pupils in both maintained and independent schools reached the government’s benchmark of five GCSEs graded A* to C, including English and maths – up from 58.2% in 2011. However, the number of schools failing to reach the government floor standard for pupils obtaining five A*-C GCSEs has doubled to 215. The threshold for the standard has been increased from 35% to 40% since last year, with the Secretary of State for Education (Michael Gove) set to increase it to 50% within two years.

Education News

  • Changes to School Teachers’ Pay
  • Further concerns over GCSE reforms
  • A-Level reforms confirmed
  • Academies Commission Report

NGA News:  

  • Dates for your diary, Regional meetings and conferences.
  • Sponsored academies Q&A. The document is the next in a series of Q&A’s available to members from their website.

Download NGA-Bulletin-Board-02-13 here.


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