EdTech news roundup – October 2018 – Education Article

Here are 3 of the latest UK education and education technology news stories from October 2018… Ofsted inspectors to move away from exams results focus Exam results and grades will no longer be the key focus of Ofsted inspections in England, under new plans. Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman says the focus on performance data has narrowed what is taught in schools. She said, in a speech in Newcastle, inspections had placed too much weight on exam results. Teachers and…

Read More

EdTech news roundup – November 2018 – Education Article

Here are 3 of the latest UK education and edtech news stories from November 2018… Government sets out plans to support under performing schools Floor and coasting standards to be used to identify schools which would benefit from an offer of support. Under performing schools in England are set to receive extra support under Government plans to raise standards in classrooms across the country. Following a pledge by the Secretary of State to simplify the school accountability system, giving teachers freedom…

Read More

EdTech news roundup – December 2018 – Education Article

Here are 3 of the latest UK education and education technology news stories from December 2018… Number of primary schools investigated for cheating during exams rises to almost 600 ‘Tougher tests make it more tempting to bend the rules.’ The number of primary schools investigated for cheating during statutory exams has risen – and experts say increasing pressure on teachers to get good results has played a part. A report from the Standards and Testing Agency shows that 599 schools were investigated for maladministration during Sats exams in 2017, compared…

Read More