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News - 14 August 2014

Head teachers plan Alternative League Tables.

 Head teachers in England have put forward plans to publish their own school league tables this autumn, which will be separate from the official performance data published by the government that is currently used to generate school rankings.

 
The proposals for alternative league tables, to be published on a free website, are being put forward by the Association of School and College Leaders, the National Association of Head 
Teachers and the United Learning group, which runs academies and independent schools.
 
Tonmoy Kumar, Manager of the Accounts Department of ABDS and an active school governor comments:
“The planned alternative league tables would be published by schools earlier than the official tables, when parents were making school choices for the following year. Heads want to include more information about schools than exam results, such as music and sport. They argue that the way that league tables are now assembled is too closely aligned to promoting government policy.”
 
The leader of the National Association of Head Teachers, Russell Hobby, said league tables in their current form were "too often serving political aims rather than pupils' needs and driving the wrong decisions".
 
Jon Coles, chief executive of United Learning, said that over time a school's performance has become less about giving parents information, and instead become a way for successive governments to influence decisions headteachers make about running schools.
 
The government has already announced plans for an overhaul of how league tables are assembled.
 
Instead of the current focus on five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths, from 2016 they will show pupils' overall performance in eight subjects, including English and maths.
 
If you need any help and advice with Free Schools, Academy Schools or Charities, contact Lavinia Newman or Peter Ham now to discuss how ABDS can help bring their experience to these matters.
 
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