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New performance measures such as Progress 8 have led some multi-academy trusts to move away from traditional data-system providers. “Added layers of complexity” have helped to shake up...
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Education leaders are set to meet the schools minister and urge him to amend new guidance on criminal record checks that they claim are “killing off” school exchange...
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Schools in multi-academy trusts spend less on “back office” costs and more on primary teaching staff, compared to standalone academies and local authority schools. Primary schools in multi-academy...
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Teach First founder Brett Wigdortz will step down as chief executive of the teacher training charity at the end of October. Wigdortz founded Teach First 15 years ago...
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John Murphy, weight 16½ stone, chief of a multi-academy trust founded by a Baptist minister, can karate kick a plank of wood in half. You wouldn’t disbelieve it...
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Nearly two-thirds of school leaders believe their budgets will be “untenable” in two years’ time, a survey has revealed. The Breaking Point survey, published by the National Association...
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The first secondary school to use energy-saving Passivhaus design principles is set to be built for the Harris Federation in south London. Its design could help to reduce...
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A Wiltshire academy that started a “grammar stream”, giving a small group of children access to specialist teachers and lectures at a nearby private school, will continue the project...
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Amanda Spielman, new head of Ofsted, has appointed Nicky Morgan’s former special adviser to her team. Luke Tryl, who was appointed as special adviser to the former education...
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Schools trying to organise language exchange trips face increasing hurdles including costs, visas and “unclear” government guidance on safeguarding, according to speakers at a Westminster education forum held...
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A new inquiry has been launched to discover why speech and language disorders are going unidentified in the majority of primary school pupils. The review follows a Schools...