Some big news over the weekend, so thought I’d do a quick review of headlines this morning:
- Exams chief quits over SATs fiasco: The head of the Government’s exams watchdog dramatically quit his £180,000-a-year job – days before an official inquiry is due to deliver a damning report on how his organisation handled this summer’s national curriculum tests fiasco.
- More face sack over Sats fiasco: More heads could roll as a result of a report into the chaos surrounding this year’s national curriculum tests for 11 and 14-year-olds.
- Lollipop shortage puts children at risk: Changes in benefits rules have meant the road safety job no longer suits pensioners
- Sack for teacher who said Santa wasn’t real: Supply teacher had worked for only one day before telling ‘rowdy’ class about Santa’s real identity
- Balls ‘was irresponsible’ to promise Baby P case will not happen again: Council chiefs saying that Balls’ “political promises” to prevent a repeat of the tragedy could never be fulfilled.
- White boys on free meals fall further behind in GCSEs: according to figures which suggest government efforts to close the social gap in exam results are stalling.