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Jennifer Bexon-Smith, regional schools commissioner for the East Midlands and the Humber, will retire in March after just over two years in the role. Bexon-Smith was previously the...
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One of the largest lead schools in the government’s “returner teachers” pilot says demands for flexible working scuppered the scheme – leaving it with just three of the...
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Schools in Norfolk have paid more than £500,000 in “conversion costs” to their local authority to become academies, Schools Week can reveal. The charges cover almost the entire...
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A new analysis has found a headteacher’s performance is not linked to their subject background – challenging previous research that claimed heads of failing academies can be categorised...
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The government has announced several million pounds of special educational needs (SEND) funding to help councils move to the new system of education and health care (EHC) plans,...
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Schools are struggling to support the rising numbers of pupils diagnosed with autism because the label means other learning needs can be “neglected”, parents and experts have told...
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The Catholic church is set to take the government to court early this year over its decision to reject a priest’s letter as a legitimate way of admitting...
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A network of independent Christian schools which teach creationism claim they were used as a “soft target” by Ofsted after nine of their schools were inspected and downgraded. Ten...
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A pilot to encourage qualified teachers to return to teaching in state schools saw mixed results last year, with many more modern language teachers getting onboard than physics...
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Ofsted has delivered a mixed verdict on the organisations which inspect independent schools – after not being able to watch any of their inspectors in action and only...
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Local authorities will now have to estimate how many pupils move to certain free schools opening in their area under changes to how the government recoups funding. Under...