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Almost 200 small independent schools are still open despite repeatedly failing to reach Ofsted standards, according to new Schools Week analysis, suggesting the government needs to do more...
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The national schools commissioner wants to challenge the idea there are only “the very best” or “very weak” schools by identifying them along eight different streams: strongest performers,...
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Heads need to change between 30 and 50 per cent of the teaching staff at a failing secondary school in their first three years if they want to...
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Heads with the best long-term school improvement plans are often nearly fired two years into the job simply because they don’t get “quick exam results”, according to a...
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The government has abandoned recruitment controls for initial teacher training courses, allowing providers to recruit to an unlimited extent in almost all subjects for the first time. In...
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The government has accepted most of the recommendations in the Rochford Review, including scrapping ‘P’ levels for pupils working below national curriculum level. The DfE has published its “ongoing”...
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Reception pupils will once again face a “baseline assessment” when entering school, Justine Greening has announced, two years after the government climbed-down over its failed policy to bring...
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Pupils will sit their times-tables check in year 4, rather than in year 6 as originally planned, the education secretary has announced. The policy was first announced as...
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Confusion reigns in the current headteacher board elections, amid accusations that ballots aren’t being received and heads are “too nervous” to stand. What’s more, it is unclear whether...
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The Department for Education has declined to provide millions of pounds in funding to a mooted fast-track headship college, the brainchild of two of the most visible figures in...
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Faith groups wanting to open new schools may find the government “makes it easier” to set up voluntary-aided schools if the cap on faith-based places is not lifted,...