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Calling time on the ‘gold standard’? The future of assessment in England

The Westminster Education Forum in February 2022 brought together nearly twenty experts from the world of education to discuss the future of assessment in England. Claire Gilbert reports back on the key talking points.

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Teacher training: Putting the past behind us

Whatever training route is chosen, it needs trainees. A lack of graduates willing to become teachers has posed a threat to children’s education over the past few years and has become an important issue for the school sector. John Howson looks at teacher training, supply and retention in a post-Covid world.*

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Internship diary: Going remote with Oriel Square

Thanks to Oxford University Careers and Santander UK’s internship scheme, our first intern joined Oriel Square this summer for an 8-week paid internship. Ben is a fourth-year PhD student at the University of Oxford with a keen interest in education policy.

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Exams 2020: What have we learnt?

The exams process is an emotionally charged experience for families and education professionals at the best of times, but 2020 really has to take the cake. Watching the drama play out, with a host of unexpected plot twists, has truly tested the nerves of all involved and led to terrible heartache for many.

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A-levels: 2021 and beyond

Education was already one of the stories of this strange, hot summer, doing well in an unusually crowded field; but the last week has pushed it to the top of the public agenda as rarely before. If the government has now done enough to contain the story as it affects GCSEs this week, we might […]