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Braintree: Schools being rushed into GCSE changes, says head
9:00am Saturday 19th October 2013 in News
Schools are being rushed into potentially damaging changes to their GCSE policies, according to a headteacher.
In last week’s Times, Honywood Community Science School headteacher Simon Mason criticised education secretary Michael Gove.
His stance has been backed by Trevor Lawn, headteacher of Alec Hunter Academy, in Stubbs Lane, Braintree.
Mr Gove has suggested schools are “cheating the system” by allowing pupils to sit GCSEs in November.
In future, GCSE re-sit grades will be discounted from school league tables.
Mr Lawn said: “Mr Gove has engendered many poorly thought through and knee-jerk policies in his time as secretary of state, with little or no consultation with the professionals responsible for delivering them, but this most recent is by far the most crass misjudgement of them all."
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