Posts by: Freddie Whittaker

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The teacher union activist and Schools Week blog reviewer Emma Hardy (pictured) is among several education professionals selected to run for parliament on June 8. Hardy will be...
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Three in four school leaders lack confidence in SATs, while half report having received inadequate information to prepare pupils for this year’s key stage 2 tests, a survey has revealed....
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One of England’s largest academy trusts has been issued with a “final warning” by unions over job cuts in what they claim is an unprecedented move that could lead to...
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The Conservative Party is refusing to comment on reports that it could scrap the long-awaited national funding formula, instead stating the only way to finance schools properly is through...
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A scheme aimed at providing free education and accommodation for more than 80 Syrian refugees at some of Britain’s most prestigious boarding schools has seen just four places...
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Paul Whiteman, director of representation and advice at the National Association of Head Teachers, has been nominated to succeed Russell Hobby as the union’s general secretary. The NAHT’s...
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Primary school performance should be judged based on a rolling three-year average of key stage 2 SATs results, rather than annual data, according to parliament’s influential education committee....
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The House of Commons education committee has published a key report on primary assessments and the chaos that ensued when they changed last year. They raked over the...
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Theresa May has called a snap election on June 8, and education looks set to be a major issue in the campaign. As we wait to hear what...
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Labour wants to reverse the £3 billion cuts to school budgets, Jeremy Corbyn has told headteachers. The Labour leader was asked by a delegate at the National Association...
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A Labour government will let councils open and run new schools and take over academies, Jeremy Corbyn has told Schools Week. Speaking following his speech to the annual...