Posts by: Freddie Whittaker

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In a departure from the government’s usual firm dismissals on a lack of funding, Nick Gibb has admitted that sixth forms face “tight” resources. The schools minister was...
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Ministers have confirmed that funding from a tax on sugary soft drinks will continue to be ring-fenced for school sports until 2020. The government has plans to double...
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The human rights charity Liberty will write to every headteacher in England to demand better information for parents over the collection of pupil nationality data. Schools will next...
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Schools repeatedly damaged by flooding are mounting multi-million pound bids to move to new sites. The Department for Education will decide in the coming weeks whether or not...
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A Cumbrian academy trust with just two schools has been warned over its finances and had its spending powers restricted – becoming the latest in a growing list...
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The government will train a member of staff in every secondary school to identify mental health problems in pupils, but schools won’t get additional funding to treat or...
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An academy trust that was rapped by the government over financial mismanagement relating to its former private company sponsor faces having the funding scrapped for one of its...
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The consensus on the need for compulsory sex education has never been stronger, but it’s understandable that campaigners are impatient, says Freddie Whittaker As pressure mounts on the...
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The east of England has the highest proportion of coasting primary schools, while London and the north east have the lowest, new government figures have revealed today. Updated...
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A demand for mental health counsellors in every secondary school in England is being considered by the government, the public health minister Nicola Blackwood has said. Blackwood, pictured, says the...
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Every secondary school in England will get free mental health training and improved support from local health services, the prime minister has announced today. In a speech at...