Reform league tables to end off-rolling, say heads

According to TES, headteachers are calling for the government to reform school league tables to prevent the “perverse incentives” that lead to a minority of schools “off-rolling” pupils.

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said such practices were never acceptable, but that it is “is simply a fact that a small number of rogue results can send your Progress 8 score into nosedive”, creating incentives for schools to act unethically.

The heads’ leader says that, while such practices have “no place in education”, “we also need to consider the fact that these are not practices which happen randomly out of a clear blue sky”.

He said this would be “more useful and informative for parents” than the current system’s narrow focus on exam results.

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