Education

Plymouth pioneers schools initiative

Education leaders in Plymouth are welcoming the announcement that the city has been selected to pioneer a new approach to driving up attainment and standards in schools through greater place-based collaboration.

The Department for Education has announced that Plymouth will be one of four areas in the country selected to benefit from the new initiative and share the £10 million to be invested in supporting schools in improving the attainment of children and young people.

Plymouth schools to benefit from new initiative to drive up standards

Education leaders in Plymouth are welcoming the announcement that the city has been selected to pioneer a new approach to driving up attainment and standards in schools through greater place-based collaboration.

The Department for Education has announced that Plymouth will be one of four areas in the country selected to benefit from the new initiative and share the £10 million to be invested in supporting schools in improving the attainment of children and young people.

11+ exams set to be postponed

A proposal to postpone this year’s 11+ exams until November has been submitted to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) and the Regional Schools Commissioners Office (RSC).   

Recently published government guidance recommends that local authorities and selective schools take this action so that all children sitting the 11+ examination have the very best chance of success after most year five pupils (year six this September) missed a very large part of their schooling over the summer term because of the Coronavirus lockdown.