Latest Education News
The Exams Office produces a free-to-access weekly update of the latest educational news and exam reforms.
These updates are intended to help exams office staff in particular to keep abreast of the latest education news. This supports exams officers in their role, and also enables them to forward this information to teaching staff and SLT.
We recommend that exams officers download these updates of the latest news each Monday morning and attach them to the staff notice board. They can also be presented to Heads of Department at meetings as part of an 'exams office update'.
The Exams Office is working to raise the profile and status of exams officers. We hope that by sharing this news update with teachers and SLT they will see you delivering key information within your school/college.
Our latest weekly education update is available below:
This week's news stories cover:
- GCSE and A-level exam appeals drop by a quarter
- 2017 National Reference Test successfully completed
- Recruitment fears as teacher trainee numbers fall by 7%
- DfE issues practical advice for teachers on pupil behaviour
- ‘Catastrophic’ squeeze on school budgets
An archive of previous weekly education news is also available.
For our latest monthly exams update please use the link below:
Ofqual have produced 'postcards' to summarise the reforms being made to qualifications in England:
The Exams Office takes no responsibility for any outcomes in schools/colleges as a result of the information provided on our website or within our documentation. It is the responsibility of schools/colleges to apply this information as they deem necessary within their own centre. You should always contact/refer to the relevant awarding body for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding their qualifications.