Articles by Georgina Stocks

Missing School

Recently the Department for Education released figures that showed almost 400,000 children miss at least a month of school. Pupils who are classed as “persistently absent” miss 15 per cent or more of school, and Schools Minster Nick Gibb says this is a serious problem. This is because most of these children never make up […]

2011 GCSE Results

2011 was a record-breaking year as the gender gap widened. The performance gap between boys and girls reached its widest ever – 6.7 percentage points – at the top grades of A and A*.

Schools Excluding Pupils Illegally

According to a study by the Children’s Commissioner a number of pupils have been excluded illegally or coerced into changing schools by head teachers in order to boost their schools’ ratings. Dr Maggie Atkinson, the Children’s Commissioner for England, is urging the government to investigate further after head teachers confessed to researchers that they had […]

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