Posts by: Freddie Whittaker

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The Department for Education has appointed Emran Mian, the director of the Social Market Foundation think tank and a critic of grammar schools, as its new head of...
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An increase in teachers’ pay of just 1 per cent would cost schools an additional £250 million next year, the government has warned. Justine Greening, the education secretary,...
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Ministers have suggested that sex and relationships education could be made statutory in schools through upcoming legislation due early next year. Edward Timpson, the children’s minister, told MPs...
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The children’s commissioner Anne Longfield will lead a project aimed at addressing educational inequality in the north of England Over the next year, Longfield will be joined by...
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When Janet Renou gave her first interview to Schools Week in 2014, just 13 per cent of schools in her region were academies, well below the national figure...
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Christine Quinn is the newest regional schools commissioner, filling the shoes of Pank Patel who presided over significant growth in the number of academies in the region. Quinn,...
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A landmark report which was supposed to provide a ‘major review’ of the impact of migration on schools has made just three recommendations relating to education. The Casey review...
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The government spent £205,000 on its doomed National Teaching Service project before the pilot was even launched, Schools Week can exclusively reveal. Documents released by the government in response to a...
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Schools commissioners will not create additional spaces on their advisory boards for members from post-16 or special needs settings, but will be expected to consult experts when making...
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A plan to boost the number of faith school places by changing prohibitive admissions rules on new schools is “unlikely to be effective” in increasing social mobility, warns...
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The government has scrapped its flagship National Teaching Service after admitting it did not get enough recruits for its plan to parachute elite teachers into struggling schools in...