Posts by: Freddie Whittaker

News
Ministers are drawing up plans for an apprenticeship route into teaching that could replace current on-the-job training schemes, Schools Week has learned. Jonathan Slater (pictured), the Department for...
News
More than £380 million of a £600 million pot for building capacity in the academies system has been clawed back by the treasury. The BBC reported today that...
News
Ofsted inspectors have been accused of “fatally neglecting” the scrutiny of PSHE and sex education in schools after a study found the two subjects were rarely mentioned in...
News
The general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, Russell Hobby, will stand down from the role this year, the union has announced. Hobby, who has been...
News
Incentives for schools to offer better careers advice will be reviewed and tougher Ofsted guidance considered as the government finally draws up its ‘comprehensive careers strategy’, a senior...
News
Headteachers have told MPs of the agonising cuts faced by their schools as rising costs and flat funding levels bite. School leaders Kate Davies, from Darton College, Barnsley,...
News
Ministers want more post-16 specialist free schools to open across the country in order to help address regional imbalances in the proportion of pupils studying maths to A-level. Newly...
News
The government should consider scrapping teacher assessments of writing at key stage 2, a senior Ofsted official has said. Joanna Hall, the watchdog’s deputy director for schools, told...
News
The government will extend its ‘opportunity areas’ programme to fund schools and councils in six more places – claiming it will help “define a new role” for Britain as it...
News
Employers should judge the educational attainment of job applicants in the context of their schools’ average performance scores to widen access to top roles, MPs and peers have...
News
In a departure from the government’s usual firm dismissals on a lack of funding, Nick Gibb has admitted that sixth forms face “tight” resources. The schools minister was...