FrontFoot News – September 2016

Front FootFrontFoot News – September 2016

These FrontFoot news updates cover a range of educational areas of interest including matters of policy through to media interest.  Click the links below to go to specific categories of interest; when there, the headings link to the full article.


OECD report: Education at a glance 2016

15 September 2016   This report provides key information on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in education; and the learning environment and organisation of schools. In relation to this the TES is reporting: Falling teacher pay and five other UK education trends revealed by the OECD.

Policy Guidance

DfE open consultation: Schools that work for everyone

12 September 2016   This green paper includes proposals for independent schools and universities supporting state schools, the expansion and formation of new selective schools and changes to faith school admissions.

DfE speech: Nick Gibb: the importance of education research

12 September 2016 School Standards Minister Nick Gibb addresses the ResearchED national conference.

DfE: School performance measures

September 2016

DfE guidance: Timelines (autumn 2016 update)

15 September 2016

What the following organisations must know to plan for the academic year ahead.

Useful information to help the following organisations plan for the academic year ahead


Schools Week: Justine Greening’s first education select committee: 4 things we learned 

14 September 2016  Schools Week is reporting that Justine Greening, the new education secretary, has faced her first grilling from MPs on the education select committee this morning. Here are the highlights…

Schools Week: ’Difficult to disentangle’ if teaching is improving, admits Ofqual boss 

13 September 2016   Schools Week is reporting that the exams watchdog Ofqual is struggling to link school exam results to teaching quality, its chief regulator has admitted.

Schools Week: Government ‘taking forward’ academies white paper, Greening confirms 

15 September 2016    Schools Week is reporting that the government remains committed to the idea of all schools becoming academies and is “pulling together” legislation to enact its Education for All white paper, Justine Greening has confirmed.