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One of England’s largest academy chains has been issued with a financial notice to improve by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Plymouth CAST, an academy trust that...
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New “delivery managers” are to visit schools and identify problems with the way the Department for Education works, it has emerged. Job adverts published last week are seeking...
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The schools watchdog is consulting on plans to give some schools subject to “short inspections” more than two years to prepare for a follow-up visit, and has abandoned...
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A higher proportion of pupils are being entered for at least one arts subject at state schools than at private schools, but the overall decline in popularity of...
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The powerful House of Commons education committee has launched an inquiry into alternative provision. Robert Halfon, the chair of the committee, says MPs want to establish whether pupils...
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The information commissioner has told the Department for Education to strengthen its guidance on collecting pupil nationality data. Census guidance issued last month includes more bold text drawing...
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SATs tests for 7-year-olds are to be scrapped, but not for at least six years, and it all hinges on controversial new baseline tests for reception children. Justine...
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Key stage 1 SATs will be scrapped from 2023, Justine Greening has confirmed. In her response to the government’s consultation on primary testing, the education secretary said she...
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The government’s long-awaited national funding formula will include a minimum per-pupil funding amount for both primary and secondary schools, Justine Greening has announced today. The education secretary says...
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The education secretary Justine Greening will be brought before MPs next month to answer questions about school funding, changes to GCSEs and educational outcomes for poorer children, the...
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Two new directors have been appointed at the Durand Academy Trust following the resignation of controversial former headteacher Sir Greg Martin. Company records show Rebecca Pickard, the school’s...