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School accountability: why multi-year measures would be fairer to everyone and how they could be implemented

John Jerrim. School league tables produced every year by the Department for Education currently use a single year of test score data in the headline measure. Based upon how a school’s most recent cohort of Year 11’s performed on their

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How do headteachers in England use test data, and does this differ from other countries?

Schools in England seem to make extensive use of education data – much more so than in other countries

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Remembering the Holocaust: a school’s story of compassion and connection

George Croxford.   The Wiltshire market town of Wootton Bassett is no stranger to remembrance and commemoration. Paying our respects, pausing to remember, to learn and show solidarity with those who grieve or suffer is perhaps what most people know

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Are educational networks the new panacea for system reform? Here’s how to ensure a more thoughtful approach

  Melanie Ehren.  In the last decade many countries have introduced policies to mandate or incentivise school networks. Examples are teaching school alliances and Multi-Academy Trusts in England, regional improvement consortia in Wales, area-learning communities in Northern Ireland, and networks

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