Posts by: Freddie Whittaker

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Thousands of teachers have criticised the government’s performance-related pay system, with many claiming it has denied them access to even the smallest pay rise. A joint survey of...
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Schools are increasingly deploying support staff to teach lessons, a survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers has found. A survey of school staff found that 78...
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Ministers are considering a new “national selection test” to replace the 11-plus, with a ‘selective education team’ led by Nick Timothy established to drive through grammar proposals. Minutes...
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The Greater Manchester University Technical College (UTC) will close at the end of this year, becoming the seventh of the institutions to shut its doors as a result...
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A superhead who was banned from teaching for life over her expenses can now return to the classroom after a government disciplinary panel ruled that a prohibition order...
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The Department for Education’s top civil servant has admitted that better communication could have solved an administrative error that led to it being the only department hauled in...
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The Department for Education’s plan to save £19 million a year by moving offices has been indefinitely postponed, Schools Week has learned. The move was proposed in 2014...
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Key architects of the government’s new national funding formula have suggested the pupil premium could be rolled into core school funding before protection for it runs out in...
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The education watchdog Ofsted has apologised after publishing an unapproved inspection report into Durand Academy that placed the beleagured south London school into special measures. Ofsted criticised the...
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It’s Holocaust Memorial Day and parliament’s Central Lobby is bustling with school groups and easily recognised faces. Mike Kane, MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, greets us himself...
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The government will not extend its phonics screening check re-takes to year three pupils after a trial run prompted concerns from teachers. Officials told Schools Week that a check...