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Ofsted has praised the University of Chichester Academy Trust for “rapidly” improving its schools with “well-targeted challenge and support”. In a letter sent following inspections at several of...
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To kick off the first term of 2017-18, Schools Week has delved into the data on academy trust expansion over the last year. Although the headlines have been...
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Academy trusts have been given over £7 million this year for taking over schools abandoned or handed over by their previous sponsors — compared to £4.2 million last...
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The government has published guidance on how the 32 new school improvement boards set up to help turn around struggling schools will operate. The new sub-regional improvement boards...
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Applications are now open for the second round of handouts from the government’s £140 million strategic school improvement fund. Schools have until October 20 to enter submissions, explaining...
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The vast majority of apprentice teaching assistants are being used as “cheap labour” for just £3.50 an hour, the union GMB has found. Analysis of 190 TA apprenticeship...
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Ofsted is considering a new approach to book scrutiny, in which off-site inspectors will look at scanned versions of pupils’ books. The watchdog’s chief inspection Amanda Spielman gave...
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Schools minister Nick Gibb has slammed academics refusing to engage with researchED, an international project that aims to make teachers research-literate. Speaking at researchED’s fifth annual national conference...
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Fifty-six learning projects will receive £20 million in the first round of grants from the government’s new Strategic School Improvement Fund. They include schemes to improve progress in...
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The Wakefield City Academies Trust is giving up all 21 of its schools, shocking staff, parents and pupils as the first term of the 2017-18 school year begins....
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An MP has blasted the government in Parliament over the unreasonable price of school uniforms, accusing it of breaking its promise to take action against exorbitant costs. Sarah...