Posts by: Freddie Whittaker

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Heads will consider running a four-and-a-half-day school week, refusing to submit their budgets and running a deficit in a bid to fight funding cuts. The National Association of...
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The upcoming snap election could cause the national funding formula to be “delayed or abandoned”, the National Association of Head Teachers has warned. Expected changes to primary testing...
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Pre-election “purdah” has put the brakes on the government’s free schools policy, with a number of institutions due to open this September now in limbo until after the...
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Half of academies sponsored by grammar schools are rated as requiring improvement or inadequate, casting doubt on the effectiveness of government plans to get more selective schools running...
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June’s general election is a make or break moment for schools and young people, says NAHT president and headteacher Anne Lyons. The good news about this surprise general...
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Justine Greening will not address the annual conference of the National Association of Head Teachers this weekend after her visit was cancelled by the Department for Education. The...
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Headteachers have backed Church of England plans to ban parents from withdrawing their pupils from religious education, claiming it is being exploited by ‘interest groups’ and those seeking...
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Funding for new schools is delivered through an “increasingly incoherent” system, with the government frequently paying “over the odds” for sites and building schools without the “full suite of facilities”,...
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Labour will raise corporation tax to fund the re-introduction of the education maintenance allowance, the party has revealed today. The payments, aimed at supporting pupils from lower-income households...
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Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that children are being “crammed in classrooms like sardines” and pledged to keep class sizes down if he wins the general election, in the latest of...
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Ministers will not publish the grammar schools white paper until after the snap general election on June 8, despite Justine Greening having recently pledged to release the publication...