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The government’s plan to open new grammar schools is a key policy of Theresa May’s new “shared society”, the education secretary has said. Justine Greening told the Andrew...
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The government has rejected a bid to open a Jewish free school in London after criticising its plans to dedicate 20 per cent of learning time to faith-based...
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Ministers have slapped down the Local Government Association (LGA) over calls for small schools to be “exempt” from the apprenticeship levy, claiming most should not have to pay...
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Tens of thousands of homes are to be built in new self-sufficient “garden villages” and towns across England, but the announcement has prompted questions about school places. The...
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A university-backed academy trust has been criticised by Ofsted for failing in its school improvement strategies and “below average” standards in some of its schools. Ofsted has warned...
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Schools should teach ‘digital citizenship’ to all pupils aged four to 14 to help keep them safe online, the children’s commissioner Anne Longfield has said. In a report...
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Fraudsters posing as government officials are contacting schools in attempts to hold important computer files to ransom, police have said. Action Fraud has issued an alert following “numerous...
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Five members of the government’s influential ‘headteacher boards’ which advise regional schools commissioners have been recognised in the new year’s honours list. The proportion of medals handed to...
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The Department for Education has published its annual accounts for 2015-16. As expected, the government’s spending watchdog has once again warned that the accounts lack “truth and fairness”....
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The government is seeking the backing of its own party members and supporters for a ‘campaign’ in favour of new grammar schools, just over a week after an...
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The number of ‘material errors’ in the design of A level and GCSE exam papers has more than tripled in a year, affecting 323,000 pupils this summer. Ofqual’s...