Persistent, low-level disruptive behaviour in England’s schools is affecting pupils’ learning and damaging their life chances, according to an Ofsted report released today. The report says that teachers are frustrated that those in leadership positions are not doing enough to ensure high standards of pupil behaviour. Some pupils could be losing up to an hour…

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There are some important reforms being made to both GCSEs and A levels in England at the moment. GCSE reforms From next year, GCSE students in England will take all their assessments at the end of their course. Moving to this linear-type structure means that re-sit opportunities will be limited and students who wish to…

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This is an email I received last week from a former student at Excel in Key Subjects. I will refer to him as Peter. Dear Dr Cartmell, I apologise for this late email in the wake of the A-Level exam results as I have been busy travelling and had to trawl deep into my inbox…

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