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A new generation of teachers-turned-MPs have vowed to fight school funding cuts after an election which saw education issues rise up the agenda. At least half a dozen...
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Chris Wormald, the former Department for Education boss once criticised for letting his staff play with party hats in a meeting about funding cuts, has been knighted Wormald,...
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The government has been affected by pre-election rules preventing civil servants from talking to the press for more than 25 weeks in just over two years, Schools Week...
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The new minister expected to be in charge of reforms to sex and relationships education opposes same-sex marriage and voted against its legalisation, it has emerged. Robert Goodwill,...
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Schools could be given up to 15 days to prepare for follow-up Ofsted visits under proposed changes to new short inspections. The watchdog has launched a consultation on...
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The proportion of children getting their first choice of secondary school place has dropped as the demographic boom hits secondary schools. This year, 83.5 per cent of pupils...
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Anne Milton and Robert Goodwill have been appointed as new ministers at the Department for Education in the ongoing reshuffle. Milton, MP for Guildford and a former health...
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Nick Gibb will continue as the minister for school standards after a minor reshuffle of the Department for Education team. Justine Greening, the education secretary Gibb has served...
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Nick Timothy, a key adviser to the prime minister and former director of the New Schools Network, has resigned from his role in Downing Street. Writing for the Conservative...
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One of the most eventful election campaigns in decades has resulted in significant changes to the line-up of MPs with education jobs. Whatever happens in the coming days,...
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The former chair of the education select committee Neil Carmichael has lost his seat in parliament in one of many shock upsets for the Conservative Party. Carmichael’s defeat...