Posts by: Freddie Whittaker

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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...
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Plans for the first “strike” of school governors have prompted a warning about the morale of volunteers who are being forced to make school staff redundant as budgets...
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The schools minister Nick Gibb has said he is “comfortable” with the way schools are dealing with rising cost pressures. It comes despite headteachers recently revealing how they...
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A former union activist and founder of the grassroots Labour Teachers website has been appointed as head of education at right-leaning think tank Policy Exchange. John Blake will...
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A decline in the number of educational psychologists working with schools has prompted calls for a shake-up of funding. The number of educational psychologists employed by local authorities...
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Manchester City Council is refusing to budget for three of the four free schools due to open in the city this September. From this year, councils have to...